Medical Malpractice

Our client was attacked and struck in the face by an assailant in Washington, D.C. He went to the emergency room complaining of a swollen jaw and was examined and discharged. Two days later he returned to the same emergency room complaining of swelling in his throat and a slight fever. He was once again examined and discharged. The next day he returned to the same emergency room again still complaining of swelling, sickness, and slight fever. He was told to follow-up with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. On the day of his appointment with the Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist he suffered a cardiac arrest, was taken by ambulance to the hospital, and passed away shortly after arrival as a result of complications from an infection. The hospital claimed that the infection was exceedingly rare and multiple other lawyers declined the client’s case for that reason. Nevertheless, we accepted the case, filed suit and were able to obtain a settlement for $550,000 prior to trial.

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