When an experienced D.C. or Maryland medical malpractice attorney agrees to investigate a medical malpractice case for my child, what should I bring to the first meeting?

You want the best lawyer in D.C. or Maryland for your child's medical malpractice case.  And you can tell a lot from the first meeting - or even a telephone call with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

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 want to see everything.

But we don't make you go to Children's Hospital, Kennedy Kreiger 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. 

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.