What is a medical malpractice law firm?
A New York medical malpractice law firm is one in which its lawyers focus on the needs of clients who have experienced injury, illness, or death due to wrongful action or inaction at the hands of the medical practitioners to whom they have entrusted their care.
The majority of practitioners prove their competence every day, working diligently and ethically in the care of their patients. Even so Doctors continue to harm patients through malpractice. That small percentage adds up to enough negligence cases that we and other law firms have made medical practice litigation a primary focal point.
How does a medical malpractice lawyer build a case?
Medical malpractice is a departure and deviation from standard acceptable medical care. To bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a health care professional, your lawyer must generally prove four things-
- The hospital or medical practitioner owed you a duty to provide competent medical services pursuant of recognized care standards, because you were their patient
- The hospital or medical practitioner breached this by deviating from those accepted standards of medical care
- The hospital staff’s or medical practitioner’s negligence caused your injury
- You or your loved one sustained injury and damage as a result of the medical malpractice
What is the plaintiff’s role in a malpractice claim?
- Financial: Filing a claim through most malpractice attorneys does not require any legal fees up front. Their legal fee is contingent upon success and is paid only if money damage is received from a case
- Evidence: Your lawyer will want to see any video or photos you may have showing your injury or condition, if visible.
- Records: Copies of medical records and prescriptions are often faster to get, and in a more complete package, when the patient requests the records, rather than the attorney.
- Depositions: Your attorney will likely need your participation in a witness deposition and in providing a list of others who may be able to provide value as a witness.
- Findings: If you have secured any independent findings or have already registered a formal complaint against the medical caregiver and have their findings from the facility administrator’s investigation, show these to your lawyer. » Read more: Choosing A Medical Malpractice Law Firm