If you or your loved one have suffered a defect due to the negligence of a medical practitioner, you definitely can AND should talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney about recovering damages.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice happens when a healthcare provider deviates from the generally recognized “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient in their care. The “standard of care” in this case refers to what a reasonable and prudent medical practitioner would do or would not do in similar circumstances. Basically, what this means is that, was the provider negligent or not?
Who Are Medical Malpractice Lawyers?
These are lawyers that represent patients or the surviving family members of patients that are suing medical practitioners for abuse of power or professional misconduct. According to a 2019 study, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that medical negligence is the third leading cause of deaths in the United States. That is an alarming stat, but it is the reality and medical malpractice cases happen more often than not.
How To Determine If Someone Is A Victim Of Medical Malpractice
In cases of medical malpractice, some form of injury or damage happens to the patient because of the negligence of a medical practitioner. Although it is not every case like this that is caused by medical negligence, sometimes bad things just happen.
One important part of all this that is worthy of note is that the prosecution of these medical malpractice cases have a high likelihood of failure. They can run up quite a tab and take up a lion’s share of the lawyer’s and patient’s time. This is why many medical malpractice lawyers will not even go after a case unless the documented injuries are substantial and justified.
Finding The Right Lawyer For Your Medical Malpractice Case
Once it is determined that there is a case for medical malpractice and negligence, the next step is to find a medical malpractice lawyer to take your case. Here are some considerations when embarking on your search:
- Is the lawyer experienced?
You want a lawyer that has handled cases like yours before. You might want to ask specific questions about how many cases the lawyer has prosecuted, how many they have won and how large the settlements were.
- Do you and the lawyer get along?
This might seem like a trivial issue but not getting along with your medical malpractice lawyer is a red flag. Are you the type of person that would want regular updates? Is the lawyer the kind of person that appreciates when a client is involved with the case? These are important questions to ask.
As you can see, there are many factors that influence the final outcome of a medical malpractice case. Choosing the right lawyers, the final amount that you can get, the cost, it can all be overwhelming. The medical malpractice lawyers at Frischman and Rizza have got you covered on that. They have over 35 years of combined experience pursuing medical malpractice cases.
Attorney Bernard Rizza was recently inducted in the top 1% of lawyers in Pennsylvania by the American College of Trial Lawyers. You want the best attorney representing you so you can focus on healing and recovery.
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