Are you facing a situation where you feel that a doctor may have harmed you through their own negligence? Did your doctor follow all of the required steps to install a medical device, but the device failed anyways? Medical malpractice brings in billions of dollars in civil court awards every year, and it is not the kind of personal injury case you want to tackle on your own. In many cases, a malpractice win is the only way to stop a negligent doctor from hurting other people. If you do think that you have a medical malpractice case, then you need to hire an experienced attorney right away.
It is critically important that you hire an experienced malpractice attorney instead of hiring a general practice personal injury attorney. You need an attorney who can bring together medical information and legal proceedings in a way that will best present your case to a judge or jury. A lawyer who has never presented a malpractice case is not going to have the medical knowledge and the access to medical professionals that you need to succeed.
In a malpractice case, your doctor and your doctor's insurance company will make sure that there is plenty of legal representation to oppose you. All it takes is one experienced attorney on your side to even the odds, but without hiring that attorney your case might not go anywhere. It takes a good attorney just to get the insurance companies to want to negotiate a settlement, so you should be sure to get quality representation to handle your malpractice case.
Your malpractice lawsuit has a statue of limitations that is usually two to three years, but that time is usually spent doing painstaking research to put together a good case. If you try to do your malpractice case on your own, you could waste all of your time trying to figure out how to collect the information you need and you would lose the right to present your case. An experienced malpractice attorney knows how to collect all of that information and prepare it in time to present your case in civil court.
The truth is that not everyone who feels wronged by a medical professional or piece of medical equipment has a case. One of the first things an experienced attorney will do is look your case over carefully to see if your lawsuit has merit. If it does, then you can expect the attorney to push forward. If it doesn't, then you have the choice of talking to another attorney if you believe in your case. But at least you have a perspective from a professional attorney to look at when you consider whether or not you should proceed with your lawsuit.
A medical malpractice lawsuit is a very complicated case that is argued before a civil court. Some malpractice cases are settled out of court, but most insurance companies are more interested in intimidating a plaintiff to drop the case. When you hire an experienced malpractice attorney, you will have someone on your side who can put your case together and help you to stand your ground.