Medical malpractice cases are often complicated and hard to prove. Most doctors and nurses do their best to provide their patients with quality care, mistakes can still happen. In some cases, those mistakes can have life-altering consequences for their patient. Finding the right attorney is essential to the success of your case. Here are five questions to ask when selecting a medical malpractice lawyer.
1. What are your qualifications, experience, and success in handling prior medical malpractice cases?
Top medical malpractice lawyers will have years of experience and successful cases to prove it. While there are no guarantees an experienced medical malpractice lawyer will win your case, an experienced lawyer will know the best techniques and approaches to ensure the success of your case.
2. What experience do you have taking cases to trial?
An attorney with a lot of trial experience will know the ins and outs of the court room if your case goes to trial. Some attorneys love to research but dread representing their clients in the courtroom. An attorney with a lot of trial experience will overall be the most beneficial to your case.
3. Do you have the financial resources to pursue my case?
Medical malpractice cases are expensive to investigate and bring to trial. Often lawyers only get paid if you win or settle. You’ll want a firm that has the financial resources to cover large upfront costs if your case needs to go to trial.
4. Who will be my lawyer and representation on this case?
Often the attorney you are consulting with is not the person who takes care of your case. Make sure you know who is in charge of your case and if they are qualified to handle malpractice cases.
5. Does the firm engage highly qualified expert witnesses?
The testimony of an expert witness can determine whether you win or lose a malpractice case. Make sure the firm you hire has both the experience and resources to find expert witnesses who have the impressive qualifications necessary to help win your case.
If you’re in need of a medical malpractice attorney contact The Cochran Firm New York today.Our team of medical malpractice attorneys are determined to get you the care you deserve.