Finding an experienced and qualified lawyer is crucial in a
medical malpractice case, much more so compared to standard
personal injury cases, such as
car accidents and
slip and fall incidents. However, medical malpractice is a relatively rare specialty
since not many attorneys spend much of their time handling these types of cases.
If you believe that you may have a medical malpractice case, the following
are important reasons why you need a medical malpractice lawyer:
Medical malpractice cases are often complicated. While personal injury cases often deal with broken bones and soft tissue
injuries, medical malpractice cases can involve damage to any part of
the body. Furthermore, since doctor’s reputations and practices
are on the line, hospitals and insurance agencies have plenty of lawyers
to defend their reputation.
Insurers may not respect an unqualified attorney. In most cases, only an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can convince
insurers to pay the maximum amount to settle a case. Since most victims
of medical malpractice settle their cases prior to trial, it is best to
have a medical malpractice attorney who understands how to obtain the
most reasonable amount possible.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer knows qualified medical experts. Medical expert witnesses are necessary in almost every medical malpractice
case to provide an opinion that the defendant was negligent. Without proper
opinion of liability from a qualified medical expert, your medical malpractice
case will most likely be dismissed.
Medical malpractice cases are costly. These type of cases are expensive, partly due to medical experts. A medical
malpractice case can cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to
bring to trial. While an experienced medical malpractice attorney understands
the circumstances and is prepared to bear the costs, a less qualified
lawyer might be unable or unwilling to pay for these costs up front, forcing
you to settle your case for an unfavorable amount. Or worse, they may
walk away from the case.
If you suffered a serious injury due to medical malpractice in New York,
contact our New York City medical malpractice lawyer at
Belushin Law Firm, P.C. and schedule a
free consultation today.