A common question asked of a D.C. medical malpractice lawyer is: “what is an example of a medical malpractice case?”

This question is answered in this short, informative video. Attorney Frank Kearney addresses this question by giving an example of one of our clients.

We represented a woman several years ago who had been tested for a life-threatening condition, which was treatable. The physician who performed the test diagnosed her with this deadly condition. He picked up the phone to call her primary physician, but hung up after being put on hold. The physician claims that he faxed the primary doctor a report documenting the condition. However, the primary doctor never saw it.

Neither one of these medical providers had a system in place to make sure patients’ safety was the number-one concern when diagnosing life-threatening conditions. The woman therefore never was told about her deadly condition, which could have been treated. She died days later.

At Donahoe Kearney, LLP, we represent patients and their families who have been impacted by medical malpractice. If you are looking for answers to your questions, contact our office today.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced D.C. medical malpractice lawyer by calling (202) 393-3320. Be sure to get a copy of our free book, Getting Everything Your Special Needs Child Deserves.