Medical Malpractice Attorneys & Patient Advocates in D.C., Maryland & Virginia
Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C.1111 16th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(202) 742-1500 or(888) 625-6635
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONPatrick Malone & Associates P.C. is a medical malpractice law firm serving Washington DC, Maryland, & Northern Virginia. We have a national reputation for excellence as attorneys for clients with serious injuries.
Patrick Malone is a leading advocate for consumer safety. He is an author, lecturer and attorney who represents seriously injured people in medical malpractice lawsuits, product liability cases and other kinds of lawsuits. With 25 years in the field, Mr. Malone has a track record of excellent results for his clients in court verdicts and out-of-court settlements. His book for patients, "The Life You Save : Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care - and Avoiding the Worst", aims to educate consumers on how to be smarter patients and get the most out of our health care system. He co-authored a widely praised book that teaches other attorneys how to win cases for injured clients, Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff’ Lawyer’s Guide to Proving Liability (2nd edition, Trial Guides, 2010).
Patrick Malone’s ratings from independent lawyer rating agencies include: AVVO: 10.0 “Superb”; Martindale-Hubbell: “AV” – top rating; Best Lawyers in America; Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in the United States (among the top 500 lawyers in the United States); Super Lawyers.
Malone was an award-winning investigative journalist before attending Yale Law School. He speaks publicly to groups of patients and health care providers about improving the safety of our health care system.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Lead Poisoning; Hospital Errors; Military Malpractice; The Federal Tort Claims Act; The Military Claims Act; Police Excessive Force; Consumer Rights; Anesthesia Errors; Laboratory Errors; Radiology Misreading; Brain-Damaged Newborn Babies; Medical Negligence.
Areas of Law Description
The experienced malpractice, injury, and accident attorneys at Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. offer legal representation on the following areas of practice:
- Medical Malpractice
Patrick Malone & Associates has nationally recognized expertise and an exceptional track record in representing clients who have been seriously hurt by the negligence of health care providers: doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacists and others. Our attorneys have won many verdicts and settlements over $1 million for their clients.
* Birth Injury
Patrick Malone & Associates has extensive information on our web site to help families trying to sort out the difficult legal and emotional issues that come up when a baby has been injured in the birthing process. Not all of these injuries are caused by medical malpractice. And sometimes the cause of a child's injury can never be known for sure. But we try to give readers some resources and education to help sort out these issues.
* Other Injuries to Infants & Children
We have major experience working for children and their families in a host of tragic medical malpractice situations. Some examples: Nerve injury from improper delivery techniques (sometimes known as Erb's palsy or brachial plexus palsy); Neonatal intensive care unit mishaps; Pediatric intensive care unit errors; and, Anesthesia errors.
* Hospital Errors
Our attorneys have represented many patients and their families against hospitals for serious injury and death. Our goal is to win a fair recovery for our clients and get the hospital to take steps to prevent these mistakes from happening again to others.
* Military Malpractice
Have you or a loved one been seriously hurt by negligent medical care at a hospital or clinic run by one of the armed services or the Veterans Administration? Patients who are treated at military or veterans facilities have the right to the same high quality care as any American at any civilian facility. When those rights are not respected, the government can be held financially liable for the resulting injury and damage.
* Cancer Misdiagnosis / Failure to Detect
Many cancers can be completely cured if early signs are appropriately recognized and treated aggressively. Patients may have a good malpractice claim if doctors have ignored or failed to recognize the significance of signs and symptoms. We have substantial experience with a wide range of cancer malpractice cases, including: Breast cancer (misread mammograms or failure to take other appropriate diagnostic steps), Cervical cancer (misread Pap smears and biopsies), Colon cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer, Kidney (renal cell) cancer, and, Liver cancer.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious, permanent injury related to poor diabetes care, you may want to talk to a lawyer. Blindness, amputation and kidney failure are some of the injuries that could qualify for a legal case. We provide free and confidential consultations to patients and families in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland sort out their legal options; help determine if you have a valid malpractice case.
* Other Types of Medical Negligence and Malpractice
We have experience in almost every field of medicine and every major type of disease. Our cases include: Anesthesia and anesthesiology, Allergy, Angioplasty of the heart, Bariatric surgery for weight loss, Blood clot mismanagement leading to fatal pulmonary embolism, Cardiology, Diabetes, Emergency medicine, Glaucoma, Gynecological surgery, Heart attack, Hematology Infections, Internal Medicine, Laparoscopic surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedic surgery, Pathologist errors, Pediatric cardiology, Pediatric pulmonary medicine, Pediatrics, Prenatal care, Psychiatry, Pulmonary medicine, Radiology, Stroke, Urology, and, Vascular surgery.
- Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
Patrick Malone & Associates has long experience in every kind of motor vehicle accident injury lawsuit. We have successfully prosecuted cases against careless drivers of vehicles, corporations employing these drivers, and automobile and truck manufacturers whose vehicles fail to meet "crashworthiness" standards.
- Defective & Dangerous Products
Any product - be it a car, toy, over-the-counter medication, or consumer appliance - can cause serious injury or death when determined that a defect can be traced to the design or manufacturing process.
- Dangerous Drugs
Our attorneys have wide experience and exceptional results in representing clients seriously injured or killed by dangerous drugs and medical devices.
- Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Nursing home residents are some of the most vulnerable members of society. We have substantial experience advocating for victims of abuse and neglect in these and other areas: Pressure ulcers (also known as bed sores and decubitus ulcers); Malnutrition and dehydration; Improper chemical or physical restraints; Unexplained injury or death; Substandard medical care.
- Police Excessive Force
Overzealous or poorly trained police officers sometimes cause serious injury and death to innocent citizens by improper use of firearms and other weapons. Victims of police "excessive force" cases can face a difficult time obtaining justice, due to complex laws that provide many escape hatches for police departments and their employees.
- Consumer Rights
The District of Columbia has a strong law protecting consumers who have been taken unfair advantage of. The law applies to every kind of consumer/merchant transaction. We represent consumers where there are serious economic harms and especially where the merchant is guilty of a pattern of wrongdoing.
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Every 21 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury. Motor vehicle accidents, falls and sports mishaps are the leading causes. Another daily tragedy in the United States is brain injury related to medical care. When a patient is misdiagnosed or has a threatening problem mistreated, a serious brain injury can result. Lead poisoning of children is yet another serious cause of brain injury. Whatever the cause, a brain injury changes forever the life of a patient and his or her family.
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