Finding the right attorney for your medical malpractice lawsuit isn’t always easy. There are some malpractice attorneys out there that won’t have your best interests at heart. Making the right choice when you hire a medical malpractice lawyer directly affects the outcome of your lawsuit.
There are certain characteristics that leading medical malpractice attorneys have. The following list will help you find the top-rated medical malpractice attorney to handle your case.
All attorneys have to have a first medical malpractice case in their careers, but it certainly doesn’t have to be yours. You need to make sure that the lawyer you hire is experienced in working (and winning) medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s also important to determine if the attorney you select has experience and success litigating medical malpractice cases in the courtroom. While many attorneys may be able to settle cases, you need an attorney that is prepared to see your lawsuit all the way through, whether it ends with a settlement or at trial.
You can also find a lot of useful information about an attorney on his or her firm’s website and referral sites like The American Bar Association, Martindale-Hubbard, and your state and county bar associations.
Knowledge of Medical Terminology
Medical malpractice suits are often complicated, with extensive medical records and medical bills to be evaluated. Those documents will likely contain medical terms for diagnoses, treatments, and procedures. That’s why it’s important to find a lawyer versed in medical terminology to handle your case. Your best bet is to find a law firm that has medical malpractice attorneys who also have medical degrees.
Excellent Communication Skills
It is essential that you choose a medical malpractice lawyer that communicates with you clearly and frequently. Staying in the loop with where your case is headed is not only your right, but it’s also the best way to maintain peace of mind as your claim proceeds through legal channels.
When you are talking with your attorney, he or she should be able to identify the negligence that caused your injury and focus on that point to determine how to proceed. Your attorney should be able and willing to explain to you any terms, processes, or strategies that you don’t understand. Doctors who are sued for medical malpractice are often the ones who didn’t really listen to their patients. An attorney who doesn’t listen will only make a bad situation worse.
Access to Medical Professionals
Medical malpractice attorneys almost always have to use experts to review and prove their cases. If your case ends up going to trial, your attorney will likely use an expert witness to testify regarding your situation. See who your lawyer has access to. Do they have medical professionals on staff? The testimony of expert witnesses often has the ability to sway juries in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Charges Fees on a Contingency Basis
Some attorneys charge fees on an hourly basis and some charge on contingency. Hiring a lawyer with hourly fees can be a huge expense – especially for someone who is dealing with medical bills and other burdens associated with a medical malpractice situation.
Find a medical malpractice attorney who charges fees on a contingency basis. That means that you only have to pay if your attorney obtains a financial recovery for you. If your lawyer doesn’t settle or win your case, you shouldn’t be charged at all.
You need an attorney who you can trust and feel confident that he or she is working with your best interests in mind. You also need someone who is a winner in cases like yours, who has knowledge about medical cases, and who has access to excellent medical professionals. He or she should be easy to communicate with and charge fees on a contingency basis.
At Ross Feller Casey, we tick all those boxes. Our medical malpractice attorneys have a proven track record of winning huge settlements and verdicts for our clients. In fact, in just the last five years alone, we have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients, making Ross Feller Casey the law firm you want in your corner.
We don’t have to look outside the firm to find medical experts as we have doctors who are also lawyers right on staff to review medical records and provide expert opinions. Additionally, all our medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis and your case evaluation is free.
If you or a family member has been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, the attorneys at Ross Feller Casey can help protect your rights and win the financial compensation you’re entitled to. Contact our offices today to schedule your free case evaluation.
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