When people go to a doctor, they do so with the belief that the doctor will help them heal and recover. Unfortunately, doctors don’t always do their job. At times, their negligence or worse, malice, can cause serious injury and even death to innocent patients that trusted them with their lives.
If you recently experienced the nightmare of a botched surgery, negligent diagnosis, or other medical injury, you already know how physically and emotionally devastating medical malpractice is. You have a right to sue doctors who don’t practice what they preach, but to get the best chance of success in court, you will need to find a lawyer specializing in medical malpractice.
Malpractice suits are not easy to win, which is why hiring a malpractice lawyer is notoriously pricey. That being said, it’s still a must-have for most people facing a battle in court. Here’s why it pays to have a medical malpractice lawyer…
- Medical malpractice lawyers have knowledge regarding the legal aspects of a malpractice suit. Malpractice is a very specific type of case with a very set legal definition. In order to win a malpractice suit, you will need to prove that your case matches what malpractice is legally defined as. A malpractice lawyer will be able to help you come up with the evidence and strategy required to stand a chance in battle.
- A lawyer can also help you gather evidence. You would be shocked at how difficult doctors make it for a regular person to get evidence for a malpractice case. Lawyers use subpoenas and their knowledge of evidence-gathering to get as much evidence as quickly as possible. By using the legal route, doctors can’t block their requests.
- They also are able to coach you on your legal actions. What you say or do outside of court can impact the overall outcome of your case. Having a lawyer means that you get the advice you need in order to avoid major mistakes that could potentially harm your suit.
- It saves you time and work. Putting any sort of lawsuit together takes a lot of time and paperwork, even if you choose to do it on your own. By hiring a lawyer, you take that burden off your own shoulders and are able to focus on other things in life.
- Lawyers also offer realistic advice. Any malpractice lawyer worth his salt will be honest about the chances of you winning a case, and will be upfront about things you should know. Rather than offer “pie in the sky” hope, they give you the news you need to hear…and hopefully help you cut any other potential losses short.
- Lawyers that have a specialty in malpractice also have other professional connections that can help you with your case. The vast majority of malpractice attorneys know doctors who specialize in compiling evidence in malpractice suits, as well as people who can help estimate costs of medical bills resulting from the injury. This can easily prove to be priceless in many cases.
- Much like with any other personal injury attorney, a malpractice lawyer can also help you get debt collectors off your back. If you’ve been experiencing calls from hospitals demanding money, you probably are at a loss on how to deal with them. A medical malpractice lawyer will be able to get them to stop harassing you until your case pulls through.
- Most importantly, lawyers with this specialty will be able to tell you exactly how much compensation you’re entitled to. Filing a suit on your own may mean you won’t be fully aware of how much financial damage you really experienced. A malpractice lawyer has seen enough cases to see all the different damages and bills you should ask for compensation for.
Even if you are well-versed in law, it just makes sense to hire a malpractice attorney. At the offices of Scott Senft, we have the experience that clients need in order to navigate the justice system and maximize your chances at great compensation.
If you have a potential malpractice suit that you want to bring to court, you need to hire an attorney that understands your needs. Give our offices a call, and let us guide you to a great case.