Having an Experienced DC Medical Malpractice Attorney Investigate Your Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice - failing to practice medicine according to accepted standards of care that causes harm to a patient - requires extensive and costly Hospitals Should Disclose Malpractice in DCinvestigation before filing a medical malpractice case, at least in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. 

Medical experts need to review the patient's chart, diagnostic tests, lab results and all of the available information.  Experienced medical malpractice attorneys in DC review the medical literature, depositions of potential experts and medical research - anything and everything about the event in the hospital or the medical condition, its causes and effects.

Because of this, we only investigate and file malpractice cases for the absolute worst injuries you can imagine - brain damage to a loved one, cerebral palsy, paralysis and death - people who cannot care for themselves or live independently need our help the most, so those are the people we focus on representing in our medical malpractice cases. 

Investigating whether medical malpractice happened and whether you have a medical malpractice case can be time-consuming and expensive, and requires specialized, experienced medical malpractice lawyers.    

But does it have to be?  What if hospitals, HMOs or doctors admitted when they had harmed a patient because they didn't follow the accepted standards of care?

You would think it would be cheaper in the long run for hospitals in the D.C. area to disclose medical errors to patients, because it would lead to fewer and less costly medical malpractice cases - just like medical malpractice cases are expensive, specialized litigation for patients, that also applies to hospital corporations - they need to hire attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice as well.

The doctor-patient relationship should be based on honesty and the ability to exchange information (of course many hospitals, HMOs or doctors will blame the patient after committing medical malpractice, but that's another subject).

Hospitals and HMOs rarely do this of course.

Can you count on a hospital that has committed malpractice to tell you the truth?

No - at that point, they are in defensive, cover your ass mode.  The hospitals in D.C., Maryland and Virginia all have meetings after a patient has been seriously injured or killed because of a medical mistake or something that went wrong in the hospital, so they have a committee of doctors and administrators who review the medical records and determine what went wrong.

The only problem with this review of the medical records and treatment is they don't tell the patient.

So in many medical malpractice cases in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, the hospital or HMO that committed malpractice and seriously injured or killed a patient already knows it.

But they will fight your case anyway - doing anything they can to reduce the amount of future medical care and treatment you are entitled to, say that you won't live long enough to get the medical care anyway (I'm not making this up - there is an industry of doctors who don't see actual patients but make a fortune from hospitals, HMOs and insurance companies because they always testify that a person's life expectancy is greatly reduced).

Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in DC have developed a specific system for investigating medical malpractice.

The best part is that we tailor it to you and your family specifically, there is no one size fits all, cookie cutter approach like you see from law firms who advertise on T.V. 

You and your family get an individual assessment and approach that is designed to take care of you or your loved one for the rest of your life, getting you the money and resources you need to live your best and fullest life even after a debilitating injury changed your life forever.

Call us today at (202) 393 - 3320 to get started.

But don't wait - we play the long game, so our thorough approach to your medical malpractice case takes time.  And all cases have time limits or statutes of limitations.

Plus the sooner we get started the sooner our experienced medical malpractice attorneys can help you and your family. 

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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