It may be a failed face lift, a injury during birth delivery, a botched operation, or other serious medical procedure that results in lasting physical harm or worse to you or a loved one.
If you think your doctor or surgeon is guilty of serious incompetence or outright criminal conduct, consider bringing a law suit against them.
Be forewarned, however, that medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex for lawyers (and harrowing for patients and families) - that puts the onus of proof squarely on complainants in a legal action against a medical professional.
What you must prove in a medical malpractice case
Simply put, it is up to your legal team to prove that your doctor made a mistake in not observing reasonable techniques, or failed to practice within traditional medical bounds.
Next, By providing evidence of how another doctor would have treated you under the same circumstances, a finer point can be put on how the mistake could have been avoided.
Finally, the legal team must show the extent of the damages made or any possible future harm that could result from the doctor's negligence.
Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer
Therefore, it's most important to hire a law firm with extensive experience in medical malpractice cases, and who can provide a complete team effort in presenting your case before a judge and jury.
This includes not only expert knowledge of medical terminology, but the necessary footwork necessary to research your particular case while they secure expert witnesses to testify at your trial.
Of course, medical malpractice suits can be time consuming, as well as an expensive proposition both monetarily and emotionally.
There are many legal firms, however, that will represent clients on a contigency basis - that is, forestall payment until the case is won - if they think your case is eminently winnable.
In contingency cases, if and only when your law firm wins the case will they accept an agreed upon percentage of the money awarded at trial.
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