What should I bring to the first meeting with a medical malpractice lawyer in DC?

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How Can I Prepare for a Meeting with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

And you can tell a lot from the first meeting - or even a telephone call with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, especially us.  We will be up front with you from the first phone call and interested in what you and your child have been through, always looking to help.

Because you have a lot of questions and worries, but not much time, we've developed a whole series of resources we publish for victims of medical malpractice in DC, Maryland and Virginia - information you can read in the privacy of your own home, and information that will help you make the best Your First Meeting with a Medical Malpractice Lawyerdecisions about a malpractice case for your child and your family.

One of the critical things we will give you in the beginning is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Evaluation Form.  We know it's impossible to tell who the best lawyer for your family is from all those TV commercials (ask yourself - if they were that good, would they have to advertise on TV?).  And that you want more - you want trust, and service and experience that will help your family and your child well into the future. At least that's what our clients are looking for in a malpractice lawyer. 

When developed a specific system that we customize for you and your family, that we put into place when we investigate a medical malpractice case for a child, whether the child had a birth injury or birth trauma, has cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, complications from septic shock, etc.  We only accept cases with life changing, serious injuries where we can help make the child's life and the family's life better - this let's us focus on only a few cases at a time.

Usually, the first thing we request is all of the medical information.

But we don't make you go to Children's Hospital and the pediatrician and all the specialists your child has seen since birth.  We can review or obtain the medical records once you authorize us to do so.  So when we first meet, certainly bring any records you have to the first meeting, like Discharge Summaries from the hospital, instructions, doctor's notes, MRIs or CT scans, etc.  Depending on the child's age, if you have school records, we'll need those too. And bring pictures of your child - we always want to see those. We'll make copies of everything and explain the process of a medical malpractice case. 

But mostly we'll want to get to know you and learn about you and your child at the first meeting - so anything you have is helpful but not required. 

If You're Looking for This Type of Service, Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers 

If you want this type of service, trust and experience for a medical malpractice case, just call us at (202) 393 - 3320 or fill out the form on the left.  It's all confidential, and the books, guides and other resources are yours free, absolutely no cost or other obligation.  Don't wait - take a positive step for your child and your family today! 

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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