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Medical professionals are expected to provide care that meets a certain standard. When medical care falls far below that standard, it can constitute gross negligence and give rise to a medical malpractice claim. At the Law Offices of Kim Parker, P.A., we represent clients who have suffered serious injuries due to grossly negligent medical care in Washington, D.C.

Gross negligence refers to a very extreme departure from the standard of care. It involves conduct that is so careless as to show a complete disregard for the patient’s health or safety. Examples of gross negligence include:

  • Leaving a surgical instrument or sponge inside a patient’s body after surgery and failing to discover the mistake for years. This is known as “retained foreign object.”
  • Performing the wrong procedure on a patient or operating on the wrong body part.
  • Providing medication in a dose that is many times higher than the intended or appropriate dose, leading to severe injury.
  • Failing to monitor a patient properly after surgery and missing obvious signs of post-operative complications that cause permanent injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to grossly negligent medical care in the District of Columbia, contact attorney Kim Parker. She can arrange a free consultation to discuss your case and determine whether you have a potential medical malpractice claim. You can complete our simple intake form at for more information.

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