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Q: Can I sue Hospital for trying to make me wait in waiting room after Car accident?

Hey, I live in washington dc. I was in a car accident on 01/02/22. Ambulance took me to GWU hospital. They told me i had to wait in the waiting room to be seen. I understand that Covid has the hospitals beat. So i left. When i went to Washington hospital center and they diagnosed me with facial fractures and Traumatic brain injury (TBI) Do I have a case against George Washington university hospital

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A District of Columbia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on whether or not you sustained meaningful damages as a result of the wait. As a practical matter, long ER waits are not uncommon, especially now with the pandemic, depending on the region and hospital. You could reach out to a med mal attorney. If they suspected that you suffered damages as a result of the delay that warranted further examination, they could retrieve your records and review with a medical professional. Good luck

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