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Why You Need a Lawyer for Medical Malpractice

Why You Need a Lawyer for Medical Malpractice

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.

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