Burt M. Kahn is the firm’s managing director and a trial lawyer with deep experience in helping victims and their families obtain justice in complex medical malpractice matters and other avoidable accidents that result in life-changing injuries or wrongful death. Over the past four decades, Burt has distinguished himself as the leading litigator in the D.C. area in tragic cases involving the intersection of law and medicine where a victim’s life has been forever devastated by severe injuries or taken unnecessarily as the result of negligence committed by doctors, nurses and hospitals.
The outcome of a medical malpractice case often hinges on establishing that bad medicine – not bad luck – caused the victim’s injuries or untimely death. Burt has earned a well-deserved reputation for mastering sophisticated medical concepts and conducting the detective work necessary to help juries make this critical distinction and see the hidden medical mistakes that are often overlooked. His unparalleled ability to go head-to-head with experts in the courtroom and dismantle the credibility of their opinions has enabled him to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims and families, often without the need for an emotional and lengthy trial.
Burt gravitates to high-stakes cases that take on a life of their own and impact victims and their families forever. His practice has endured for decades based in large part on referrals from former clients who recommend him not only for his proven success in the courtroom, but also for his hands-on, personalized approach to helping them obtain justice during the most difficult times in their lives.
Clients and opposing counsel alike know that Burt immerses himself in every aspect of a case, from learning clients’ needs and exploring their options to analyzing every line of medical records and preparing seamless courtroom presentations. When a trial becomes necessary, this approach enables him to tell a client’s powerful story, simplify complex medical concepts for juries and obtain a successful outcome.
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