Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex and require comprehensive
analysis of your claim. Your choice should fall on those attorneys who
medical malpractice and will fight for you until the end. In searching for the right attorney
to represent you, there are a number of qualities you should look for.
First, your attorney must be experienced in the field of medical malpractice
law. Ask your attorney for a list of case results that demonstrate that
attorney’s experience in the field. Second, your attorney should have
trial experience. Trial experience means that your attorney is actually
willing to take your case to trial rather than settle for the highest
figure offered by the defense. Trial experience matters because insurance
companies are increasingly refusing to make any settlement offers, or
when they do the offers are low.
Actual trial experience by your attorney is necessary to maximize your
chances for a full recovery. Third, ask your attorney how he/she finds
the experts that will be necessary to support your case. The outcome of
your case depends upon the quality of your experts. There are some qualities
of an attorney that you might want to avoid. For example, you should be
leery of any attorney who “guarantees” you the success of
your case. While medical malpractice attorneys may have a proven track
record of success, your case will depend upon a number of factors none
of which can be known at the beginning of the case. You should also be
aware of the attorney who attempts to optimistically value your case at
The valuation of a case will vary greatly on numerous factors many of which
will not be known at the beginning of the case. Medical malpractice cases
are usually complex and require a large investment of time and money.
The attorney who outlines for you the positives and negatives of your
case, as well as the pros and cons of pursuing the case, is usually an
attorney whom you can trust to represent you.