Case Acceptance Guidelines Explains by DC Med Mal LawyerWe at Donahoe Kearney decide to file a medical malpractice case when a particular case has undergone and passed a rigorous screening process and investigation.
We help people in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
We only represent people and families; patients injured because of preventable medical mistakes, children with cerebral palsy, workers with on-the-job injuries, people injured in serious car accidents, and families who have lost a loved one. That's all we do.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed because a hospital, doctor or healthcare coproration, HMO or nurse chose not to file patient safety rules and not to comply with the standard of care - or the way reasonable doctors practice medicine.
It can happen to anyone - even the most informed and educated patients. And medical malpractice can occur at the best hospitals. Sometimes it happens because healthcare providers do not communicate, with each other or their patients, or when they are in a rush or don't recognize signs and symtoms of a deteriorating condition or emergency.
PATIENT SAFETY RULES
Every hospital, HMO and doctor's office is supposed to follow basic patient safety rules.
Like all of us - bus drivers, accountants, construction workers, lawyers, we all have rules to follow. And nurses, doctors, hospital techs, specialists, consultants are no different. Everyone in healthcare has rules to follow - rules that are in place to keep patients safe.
So if you think someone you know was seriously injured because someone in healthcare didn't follow the rules, or a hospital didn't have a system to make sure the right thing was done, call us or send us a confidential email. We'll give you as much information as we can about preventable medical mistakes in D.C., Maryland or Virginia and holding the healthcare system accountable for breaking the rules.