People often ask D.C. medical malpractice lawyer Keith Donahoe what they can do to make their hospital stay safer. According to Keith, there are three things that you can do to help protect you and your family members from medical malpractice injuries.

First, be an advocate for yourself. Speak up if you have questions. Ask the doctor what is going on and make sure you know exactly what is going on. When someone comes to see you in the hospital, speak up. This is not the time to stay quiet.

Second, bring an advocate. If you can’t do it yourself, you need someone on your side who can ask doctors and other medical staff questions.

The third thing you need to do is “question, question, question.” Ask why you are getting a certain drug and why you are receiving that particular dosage. In essence, you should be questioning everything.

For more information, contact the D.C. medical malpractice lawyers at Donahoe Kearney, LLP. You can set up your free initial consultation by simply calling (202) 393-3320. We will be more than happy to review your situation and give you our advice.

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