My husband's leg was amputated in a Washington DC hospital. Did the hospital screw up?

You hear these things far too often and they make you afraid to ever visit a hospital again. The prep team marked the wrong limb for surgery. The doctor didn't follow up on a critical test. Your child was born with cerebral palsy due to a delayed delivery. 

And the thing people always want to know of course, is,

is it the doctor's fault?

The only way you can know for sure

is to have your medical records reviewed.

Why do you need to have your medical records reviewed?

Why should you trust us with your records?

Medical malpractice cases are very difficult to prove, which is why we only review the cases we think we can add value to, to make a meaningful difference in people's lives. 

Recently our principal and founding attorney Frank Kearney answered the question,

IF YOU TRULY WANT TO HELP PEOPLE, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE EVERY CASE?

Here's what he had to say:

That is a great question and it’s one I’ve thought about often over my 25 years as a lawyer. 

Since I was a kid, I absolutely wanted to be a lawyer because I could help people (still do – it’s what drives me).  I hate telling people I can’t take their case, or try to help them, but I have to.  Here’s why.

It comes down to being able to help someone who really needs it – to be able to commit to them, to go deep into their case, to work at developing a lasting relationship, not just a case.  And to do that right, I have to focus on those people we can do the most for and make the biggest difference in their life.

But I still want to help everyone in some way.  That’s why I’ve developed a core of referral partners, lawyers I’ve worked with or known for years, who handle different kinds of cases but share my basic philosophy.  And why we give away so much educational material.

Believe me, I’ve been criticized for this.  I realize that’s not how most lawyers do it.  It’s not popular.  Sometimes it costs me money.  And it’s hard to say no. But it’s the right thing to do because it allows me to help people at a higher level.

And when you visit my office you’ll see lots of pictures of people – they all look different, they come from all walks of life, different languages, different religions, you name it – and hopefully we’ve made a meaningful difference in their lives.  Every day when I walk in, those pictures remind me why I’m here.

If you're asking the question: is my husband's catastrophic injury the hospital's fault? Could my baby's cerebral palsy have been prevented? How am I going to take care of my wife now that she needs round-the-clock care? You may need to have your medical records reviewed by an attorney. There is no cost, and no obligation for having your records reviewed. All you have to do is call us and we'll do the rest.

Give us a call today at 202-393-3320 to take the fear and uncertainty out of the process. You'll speak to a real person who wants to hear your story.

Brooke M. Birkey, Director of Client Services
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