Not only are medical malpractice cases incredibly complicated, but they are also intensely personal and require a personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of handling these cases properly. Any quality personal injury law firm should be able to demonstrate what their experience in this particular area is and how they have handled medical malpractice cases in the past. If you’re unsure of what to look for in a medical malpractice lawyer, be sure to pay attention to these traits before signing on any dotted lines.
Experience With the Niche of Malpractice
Just like doctors have their area of expertise, so too doo attorneys. One lawyer may be fantastic at criminal defense cases but seriously lacking in any experience with personal injury. Speaking of which, not all personal injury lawyers actually have experience with medical malpractice. Some malpractice lawyers only have experience in defending physicians. It is important to find a qualified attorney who has experience representing a plaintiff within medical malpractice cases.
Can Find a Medical Witness
Your lawyer and yourself may have knowledge of the medical procedures that will be discussed in court, but often, a judge and jury do not. This is why these kinds of cases often rely on the testimony of an expert medical witness. Having an expert who can testify regarding the doctor or staff’s negligible care can be a critical element in winning a medical malpractice case.
While a medical witness is critical, it is important that the attorney has medical knowledge as well and can do a good deal of medical research. Every medical malpractice case is unique, which is why it is important that they are willing to put in the work to truly understand your case.
The Right Attitude
It is somewhat rare for a medical malpractice case to be settled without going to trial. Your lawyer should have a quality bedside manner that keeps you feeling comfortable during this vulnerable time, but the willingness to be driven and aggressive when it gets to trial. You want someone who will put in the work to fight for you.
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