What kind of costs are involved with a medical malpractice case?

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Any lawyer or law firm handling medical malpractice cases in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, must have the resources necessary to investigate and litigate the case.  And these can be substantial for a lot of clients or law firms.

With a serious injury that will require lifetime care and resources to help you or your loved one with the medical care, income, transportation, and housing concerns you now have because of the injury, that should be one of the first questions you ask any medical malpractice lawyer you are interviewing.

The types of costs necessary to handle the case the right way will vary, of course, but here's a list of costs necessary in every case:

  • Expert witnesses and consultants - you will need to have the best physicians and specialists for your case and be able to pay top people for the time they will invest in your case for reviewing the medical evidence.
  • Medical records - sometimes the follow up medical care requires hospitalizations, rehab stays, and intensive therapy all documented in thousands of pages of medical records.
  • Deposition costs - if you need to take the depositions of nurses, doctors, techs and other healthcare providers, especially if they are videotaped, that can be costly.


Medical malpractice cases are expensive because they are so important - important to you, the community and the hospital or doctor.  Remember, you will be competing against a large hospital system or insurance company - and you can do it, with the right resources.

We don't cut corners when we investigate or litigate a medical malpractice case - we put the resources into your case.

If a medical mistake has seriously harmed you or your family, please call us at (202) 393 - 3320 to get more information on how we can help you and your family.

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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