Can My Family Lawyer Help With A Medical Malpractice Case?


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Determining whether you need to hire an attorney is often tough, no matter what type of case you have. Then there is the challenge of choosing the right attorney, one that will best represent you and your interests in a medical malpractice case. You may have a family lawyer you have worked with in the past, someone you know and trust. While your family lawyer may be very successful in certain areas of the law, you could be putting your future at risk if you don’t hire an attorney skilled in medical malpractice.

Why You Need A Medical Malpractice Attorney

Just as you wouldn’t go to a podiatrist or dermatologist to treat a heart condition, you shouldn’t go to an attorney who doesn’t specialize in the type of case you have. For a medical malpractice case, you need a trusted attorney who specializes in malpractice in the same area as your specific case. A medical malpractice attorney will have:  

  • A thorough understanding of applicable law – A medical malpractice attorney will know the laws and processes involved with cases like yours. General lawyers, or those practicing in other areas, will likely have to research the laws that apply to medical malpractice cases, and they may not know how to best approach your case. Every type of case has unique policies and deadlines involving evidence gathering and submitting files, and you need a lawyer who knows that timeline from top to bottom. Attorneys specializing in medical malpractice will have a thorough understanding of the laws, timelines, and requirements, giving you a far better chance of a positive outcome.
  • Established relationships with judges – Another good reason to hire an attorney specializing in medical malpractice is that they are likely to know and have relationships with the judge handling your case. Typically, lawyers practice in a specific district or circuit, where there are just a few judges that hear certain types of cases. When you have an attorney who knows the different judges that your case may be assigned to, they will be able to tailor their statements accordingly, or even request a different judge when they think that’s appropriate.  
  • Familiarity with all the involved parties – More than knowing the relevant laws and working knowledge of possible judges for your case, attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice cases will have experience working with the other parties involved. There are a multitude of individuals and companies that your attorney will interact with for your case. Those parties may include doctors, investigators, expert witnesses, insurance companies, and others. Having familiarity with those parties allows your attorney to work more effectively on your case. Additionally, when you work with an attorney with a winning track record in medical malpractice, the insurance companies will be familiar with your lawyer – and that could prove to be an advantage during negotiations.

Ross Feller Casey Is The Right Law Firm For Your Case

Choosing the right attorney for your medical malpractice case gives you the best chance of having a positive outcome. The law firm you select should have attorneys who specialize in cases like yours and have a successful track record of winning those lawsuits. For medical malpractice cases, your attorney must have medical knowledge, access to medical experts, and litigation experience. While your case may be settled before going to trial, your attorney should be prepared to litigate the lawsuit as if going before a jury.

At Ross Feller Casey, we have all of the above. Our highly experienced attorneys are experts in their areas of law, and the firm has a long list of record-setting recoveries in cases involving all types of medical malpractice lawsuits, including birth injuries, the failure to diagnose cancer, traumatic brain injuries, and many others.  

We also have a team of top physicians right on staff who bring decades of medical skills and knowledge to the firm. Our doctors, three of whom are also lawyers, have a wide array of experience in the courtroom, operating room, and classroom, and they have been instrumental in winning cases for clients just like you.

Don’t delay in getting started on your medical malpractice case. Contact our office today to schedule your free case evaluation. All medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis, so there is no cost to you until there is a financial recovery in your case.

About the Author

Dr. Matthew H. H. Young is a nationally recognized Harvard-educated physician and attorney whose practice focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by medical malpractice.

Matt Young

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