When facing the prospect of filing a lawsuit for a medical malpractice issue or a personal injury you or a loved one has suffered, your choice of the right attorney will be critical.
You will likely want to consider attorneys with the right kind of experience in handling your very specific type of case. For example, a birth injury case could be very different from a surgical site infection or a misdiagnosis.
Experience isn’t the only factor to be considered either. Any attorney you hire to represent you will not only need the requisite legal experience to manage your case successfully but he or she will also need access to the right medical experts to prove that there was negligence on the part of the healthcare provider who injured you or your loved one.
Medical experts play an important role in the pursuit of any claim for medical malpractice or personal injury. They are there to assess your case, examine the records of the injuries, evaluate the treatments offered and determine where the fault may lie in the situation that has caused you pain and suffering.
Having access to medical expert opinions could be crucial to the success of your case. So when you consider hiring an attorney be sure to consider as well the “support team” they bring with them: the experts, the investigators and, as always, the attorney’s own pertinent experience to ensure the choice you’ve made to represent you is a great match.
Finally, it must be noted that medical malpractice cases can sometimes take a long time. Since you may be working closely with your attorney for an extended period, you’ll want to make sure that there’s a personality fit too. Ask yourself whether you like and trust the attorney. Does the attorney have your best interests in mind and isn’t just in it for the money? Is the attorney someone you can feel comfortable calling when you need an update on your case?