Frequently Asked Medical Malpractice Questions

What Will This Cost?

There is no charge at all for your initial consultations with us.

If we can help you, typically we handle your case on a contingent fee basis, which means that we get paid a percentage of what we recover for you in your case. If there is no recovery in your case, you owe us nothing.

Is A "Wrongful Death" Case Different From A Medical Malpractice Case?

The term "Wrongful Death" is used by lawyers to describe any kind of case that involves the death of someone due to the negligence of another person.  There are Wrongful Death cases filed every day that involve automobile accidents, dangerous drugs, workplace accidents--and of course, medical malpractice.  Our medical malpractice team has handled Wrongful Death medical malpractice cases for over twenty five years.

Will This Be Hard On Me And My Family?

No. We take very good care of our clients. You will be protected and comfortable. Always. Once you call us and we begin work on your case, there is very little that you or your family have to do. Our lawyers and staff do all the work.

How Do I Know If I Have A Valid Medical Malpractice Case?

The only way to know if you have a valid medical malpractice case is to have your case reviewed by competent medical malpractice lawyers. Lawyers who normally handle car wrecks or divorces won’t know how to interpret medical records, won’t have access to medical experts, and aren’t familiar with the complex medical and legal issues in these cases.

Doctors who are sued always hire medical malpractice legal experts to defend them.  You would be foolish not to hire medical malpractice specialists to represent you.

Don’t wonder if you have a medical malpractice case.  Find out.  Fill out the contact form and tell us about your case, and we will get right back with you.

How Much Time Do I Have To File My Medical Malpractice Claim?

You may have as much as two years in which to file your medical malpractice suit – or you may have only days. In rare cases, a patient might have more than two years to file suit.

But please: Don’t Guess!  

Please don’t ask lawyers who don’t regularly handle medical malpractice cases how much time you have to sue.  The time limits in medical malpractice cases are very different than the time limits in other types of cases.

Please don’t try to figure out for yourself how much time you have by yourself by reading something on the internet.  The question of how much time you may have to sue for medical malpractice can be surprisingly complex, and it is a terrible shame to wait too long because you think you have “plenty of time”.

We have had to tell dozens of people who had good medical malpractice claims that they waited too long because they were relying on something they read, or something someone told them.

Remember:  the consultation with us is free.  It costs you nothing to find out how much time you have, and there is absolutely never any obligation to hire us unless you want to.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Doctors and nurses are trained to follow rules for the safety of their patients in all aspects of medicine – there are safety rules about how to diagnose diseases or injuries, how to treat infections, what kind of medications to use for kidney problems, and many other situations. Medical malpractice is what happens when doctors or nurses fail to follow these rules and patients get hurt.

Can I Sue A Doctor Or Hospital For Medical Malpractice Just Because There Was A Bad Result Or An Unexpected Problem?

No. Just because there was a bad result from medical treatment does not mean that the doctor is guilty of medical malpractice. In order to win your case, we must prove that the bad result was due to negligence by a doctor or a nurse. If there is no negligence, there is no medical malpractice case no matter how bad the result of the treatment.  And you should bear in mind that not every mistake made by a doctor is negligence.  Some mistakes are excusable, and some are not.

Do I Have A Case If The Doctor Made An Inexcusable Mistake?

Maybe. Proving that a doctor broke the rules he was supposed to follow and was negligent is only part of what we will need to prove to win your case. We also need to prove that the doctor’s mistake caused your injuries or made them worse.

Often, it will be clear that a doctor or nurse committed medical malpractice, but it will not be clear that the malpractice made a difference.

How Do I Know Whether My Doctor’s Medical Malpractice Made A Difference To The Outcome Of My Case?

The only way to know is to have your case reviewed by experienced medical malpractice lawyers and their medical experts. Lawyers who don’t specialize in medical malpractice cases will have no idea.

You don’t have to wonder whether you have a medical malpractice case.

Contact us right and we’ll help you get  to the truth.

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