Monday, May 23, 2022

How to Find a Medical Malpractice Attorney

How to Find a Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you believe you were a victim of medical malpractice, there are several things you need to do to move the case forward and get the justice you are seeking.

Things To Consider

There are several things you must have proof of before moving forward with a case:

  1. You had a relationship with said doctor. That means this doctor agreed to treat you.
  2. That doctor was negligent, and that caused injury or damage.
  3. You have suffered physical or mental harm due to that negligence.

If you have decided that the above are true, then you may have a case for medical malpractice. This means that your doctor gave you improper treatment, failed to diagnose you correctly (here, you need proof that a competent doctor could have diagnosed you correctly), or failed to warn you of the risk of a procedure.

How to Find an Experienced Lawyer

One thing to do first would be to check if there is already a case in court regarding your claim. For example, if you were on a popular medication or had a procedure done by a certain hospital, you should check the news or US Courts to see if that case is already pending. We have all seen those commercials where attorneys are telling you “you may be entitled to compensation” if a specific procedure happened to you. These are medical malpractice settlements.

If your malpractice is not related to an existing case, finding an attorney is what you will need to do next. Look for a lawyer that specializes in medical malpractice is the best way to move forward. While any lawyer can help with a civil suit, one that specializes in medicine can help you through the process. Finding a lawyer can be tough, but looking through a directory, Googling ‘Medical Malpractice Lawyers (city), or going on Avvo can make this process easy.