Your Medical Malpractice Case in DC, Maryland or Virginia: how do you know if its worth it?
You've probably heard before the phrase "I'm not the suing type" or "I don't think I really need to get into all of that. And that's fine for a small case from a car accident or other injury that isn't serious. But what if you can no longer feed your family or need 24/7 medical care because a hospital violated patient safety rules - or worse, your child will never walk, talk or feed herself because of medical malpractice. What then?
What a lot of people fail to recognize is: having the right lawyer in your medical malpractice case takes away the anxiety, (at least the right lawyer will do that -- you may be entirely right about the wrong kind of lawyer being a headache....)
At Donahoe Kearney, you've heard us say that we're different -- and we are. We don't file lawsuits unless the injuries are life changing and we can hold the hospital or doctor accountable and really help you or your child get the money (yes these cases come down to money) that's needed to take care of you. We don't file frivolous lawsuits and we have a system we've developed over 20 years that is specifically tailored to you.
Remember, the time limits or statutes of limitations in medical malpractice cases are different in DC, Maryland and Virginia, and there are times when you received medical care in both DC and Maryland or Virginia.
Generally, Virginia has the shortest time limits - 2 years for medical malpractice, personal injury (including car accidents where someone was injured) and wrongful death.
Maryland and D.C. typically have a 3 year statute of limitations for medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death.
But these can vary - and the statute of limitations for children is longer (call us to discuss the specifics of where you got the medical care, your specific situation, and we will walk you through this).
So if you've had a child with cerebral palsy, brachial plexus, developmental delay from prematurity, call us so we can get you the information you need (everything the hospital won't tell you) to evaluate your medical malpractice case. Because if you have a child with special needs or cerebral palsy, there are even more reasons why having an attorney take a look at your case right away could make your child's life and yours better in the long run, even if it seems scary or like a hassle in the short run (plus we are upfront with you and talk to you about everything - we take the uncertainty out of it for you).
Why you shouldn't wait
The primary reason why you shouldn't wait to have a lawsuit investigated is that you can start helping yourself or your child today. You can do this by doing everything you can to get the resources you or your child need to thrive - and those resources may be from a medical malpractice case if the hospital or doctor was responsible for your condition or injury.
To do this right (and another reason not to delay) in order to properly and accurately build our case, we need to be monitoring the child's treatment and developmental milestones, and analyzing the medical records over a long period of time. We have a lot of expertise in conditions like cerebral palsy, sepsis, pre-eclampsia, prematurity and other conditions affecting infants and children.
Here's how to get started with a medical malpractice case if you've had a life changing injury
Call us today to find out how, and why (202-393-3320) we only accept certain cases with life changing injuries and why we won't take your case unless you have a permanent injury or condition like paralysis, cerebral policy, brain damage, developmental delay or a life changing condition.
We know that this is a difficult process for you to go through, and so we will be very up front with you from the very beginning. We will make an honest analysis of your case after we've had a chance to review the medical records and evaluate the case with medical experts. We will inform you of what happens with all the proceedings and how the jurisdictions work. We will give you an accurate (although estimated) timeline for how long all of this will take, and what you can expect to get at the end of it all.
Our case results speak for themselves. If you have a child who has cerebral palsy, your child may need millions of dollars of future medical care and assistance, just for their basic needs. And your child will probably outlive you as well. How will you be able to provide for him or her?
You may be wondering how you are going to pay a first-rate attorney like us over the course of many years, but don't worry. We require nothing up front, and we take our fee out of the settlement so if we don't win your case, we don't take a fee. It's called "contingency fee."
So give us a call today. You may have more questions than we've answered here, and we'd love to see how we can help.
Call us at 202-393-3320