What if one of your child's doctors said you should talk to a medical malpractice lawyer?
It happens occasionally. Your pediatrician, specialist or nurse says quietly, "Your should talk to a lawyer". If that happens, you should listen.
Sometimes the treating doctor will just mention that something doesn't add up or isn't right. Other times the doctor may be suspicious that the child's condition was caused by medical malpractice, or the doctor may have seen another case like your child's that resulted from medical malpractice.
But many times, even though they may point you in the right direction or talk to you "off the record," these doctors usually do not want to get involved. They don't want to accuse a local doctor they may know, a hospital they have a referral relationship with, or maybe their partner went medical school with the other doctor's best friend - you get the picture. It's a small community.
And to be fair, your doctor may be suspicious but may not want to come out and say it because he hasn't reviewed all of your child's medical records, MRIs, test results, etc. So what do you do next?
That is what we do. We have developed a specific system for investigating cases for patients who have been injured, especially children. That includes a set of specific steps we follow during the entire process- from the first time we speak to a concerned parent to the end of a case. And we take care of the entire investigation - you won't have to worry about a thing.
Can you change the way the hospital, HMO, or doctor's group does things?
Absolutely. There are times when a thorough investigation uncovers a system that isn't safe - it may be lack of communication, checklists, protocols, or sloppy record keeping. And that helps all patient-adults, children, the elderly.
If you suspect that something is not right and your child may be a victim of medical malpractice, contact us. We can give you and your family the answers you need and deserve.
The best medical malpractice lawyers in D.C. will give you information you can use to help your family. We do this whether we agree to investigate a case or not. We think that's the way it should be.