In any legal case you may have, choosing the right attorney to help you is critically important. A bad attorney can make or break your case. Choosing the right attorney can be especially important if you have a medical malpractice case. Medical malpractice cases can be very complex, and the stakes can be high.
Normally, medical malpractice cases originate when a doctor or other medical professional commits an act or has an omission during the treatment of a patient that deviates from the normal standard of care, and the patient is harmed as a result. Some common examples of medical malpractice include the failure to diagnose a disease or condition, a misdiagnosis, a surgical error, an error during childbirth that results in harm to the child or the mother, medication errors, and anesthesia errors. If your doctor commits one of these errors or a similar error, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney.
There are a number of factors you should consider in choosing your medical malpractice attorney. You should look for someone who is highly rated by clients and the state’s bar association, and who has a great deal of experience in medical malpractice cases. Find out what percentage of cases the firm handles are medical malpractice cases. Fees are also very important. Your medical malpractice attorney will most likely take your case on a contingency fee basis, which means he or she receives a portion of any settlement. You should also ask how the costs of the case are handled. When you meet with an attorney, find out how much of the work will be done by that attorney and how much will be handed off to others. Last but not least, find someone whose personality you are compatible with. You could potentially be spending a lot of time with this person.
If you believe that a doctor or other medical professional committed malpractice against you and you were harmed as a result, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney at 310-385-0567. I have experience in handling large medical malpractice cases and can help. Call today to learn more.