First, we make it easy for you. We review all of the medical information, meet you and your child, and sit down with you to talk it all over. We've developed a process for helping families with kids hurt by malpractice that doesn't take up a lot of your time and injury - so you can focus on your family and your child (but we keep you up to date on everything).
So from a parent's view, we handle it all. But we've helped a lot of families just like yours over the last 25 years, and there are some things you may be feeling that are pretty common when you're dealing with malpractice and the effects it has on your child and your family.
I've heard parents say about their injured children "I just want my child to be okay. It's not about money or time or any of those things. I just want to make sure my baby is okay."
There is sometimes an emotional barrier to investigating whether malpractice was the cause of your child's devastating injuries, or thinking about starting a lawsuit, mostly because you are so overwhelmed by your child's injuries that you are unable to focus on what might happen down the road. There is also a fear of the unknown, which creates an emotional barrier.
Sometimes it's a friend or family member that is instrumental in bringing a mother or father around to the idea of investigating whether you should pursue a malpractice case to benefit your child and your family - taking some of the financial burden away, getting him or her resources for special needs, making sure there is money available for his or her future. Sometimes its hard to get past the immediate crisis and look to the future and what the child might need as he or she grows to be an adult, or when you can no longer take care of him or her.
I'M AFRAID I CAN'T AFFORD IT
Malpractice lawsuits are actually handled on a contingency basis, and it's true that lawsuits can be expensive, especially with multiple expert witnesses and consultants most cases. We don't put that risk on you - if Donahoe Kearney doesn't win or settle the case, you don't have to pay. Plus we don't want you worrying about the case - we want you focused on your child and your family, as only a parent can.
We have a very focused, personalized system we've developed over 25 years of holding hospitals and doctors accountable for injuring patients - especially children - so we will tell you upfront if we don't think you have a case that should be filed in the courts. And we only work with people and families we can really help - when the injuries are so severe that the child will need lifetime care and treatment, modifications to your home (or a new house), nurses and healthcare workers to come in and help at night or when you are gone. So we naturally limit the number of people we work with.
If this sounds like your situation, please reach out to us. It's easy to get started. You can call (202) 393 - 3320 to talk to a real person who will listen, or fill out the form to the left and we can call you. There's no obligation or cost and it's completely confidential.
But don't wait - we want to get started helping you and your child!