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If You're Looking for a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Make Sure They Avoid The 3 Easy Ways to Lose a Case

At Donahoe Kearney we do things very differently, especially when it comes to medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a very specialized area of law, How to Lose a Medical Malpractice Case in 3 Easy Stepsand you (or your lawyer) can get into a lot of trouble if the case isn't worked up properly. That's why we fully investigate each case before we agree to file. 

Here are some ways your lawyer can make a mistake on your case:

1.  They're not familiar with the specifics of filing and serving a medical malpractice case in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  Each jurisdiction has different requirements for medical malpractice cases - procedures you need to follow before filing the case or serving it on the defendant hospital or doctor, different statutes of limitations, different damages and different requirements for proving the standard of care or qualifying expert witnesses.

2.  They don't have the right experts in the right specialties ( and you don't have more than one per specialty).  What happens if one of your experts tanks in his deposition? Or leaves the country on vacation? Or just gets sick?  We prepare for every contingency - with multiple experts per specialty and expert witnesses in every specialty the patient's care required.  Do not cut corners or save money here - get the best people and pay them accordingly.

3.  They don't investigate the case properly.  Have they read the medical literature? Hired consulting experts who are very pro hospital and pro doctor to give you the "other side" - what the defense will argue?  Have they reviewed everything and gotten every record?  Have they reviewed the original medical records?  You need to anticipate everything before you file the case.

How  Do You Avoid These 3 Ways to Lose a Medical Malpractice Case?

Start with the right lawyers - the best lawyers for you and your family.  Make sure they are Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, have written materials and published information they can give you, have actually gone to trial for patients in medical malpractice cases in DC, Maryland and Virginia, know all of the hospital and doctors insurance company risk managers and defense lawyers.  Have them explain the process of a medical malpractice case - from start to finish.

Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Will Work the Case Up The Right Way

We do things the right way at Donahoe Kearney, from the initial investigation up to the trial or settlement. So talk to us and see if we're right for you and your family.  And let's see if we can help you - if we can, we want to get started right away, so call us today, because unlike a lot of law firms, we limit the number of clients we work with so we can focus everything on making things better for every person and family we represent. Contact our experienced lawyers at 202-393-3320 to see what a medical malpractice case with the right lawyers can do for you and your family. 

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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