Why Is It Important to Seek Representation for a Medical Malpractice Case?

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Winning a medical malpractice case requires a thorough understanding of the law as well as working knowledge of medical practices. Not only do you need to file the correct legal forms on time, but you also need to secure expert witnesses to testify on medical concepts, helping prove that the health care provider in your case acted negligently. At a time when you should be focusing on healing, a medical malpractice attorney can take on this complex responsibility and help you secure the best possible outcome in your case. 

Meeting with an attorney

If you’re planning to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you should meet with an attorney as soon as possible. Before you choose an attorney, be prepared to ask him or her questions about your case and their law firm. For example, you should ask how many medical malpractice claims your attorney has handled in the past, how many he or she has won, and how many cases were settled out of court.

Gathering necessary documents

Medical malpractice cases take time, sometimes even years. Once you file your case, go through the discovery process and set a trial date, your attorney and opposing counsel will discuss the possibility of settling the case without the need for a trial, Before taking or turning down a settlement offer, your attorney must discuss the entire settlement offer with you so that you can make an informed decision regarding a settlement.

Settling your case out of court

Medical malpractice cases take time, sometimes even years. Once you file your case and set a trial date, your attorney and opposing counsel will likely try to settle the case out of court. Before taking or turning down a settlement offer, your attorney must first get your permission, allowing you to choose whether or not to take the case to trial.

As one of the nation’s premier law firms, Pegalis & Erickson of Long Island has been consistently recognized for our success in medical malpractice claims. We have the distinction of receiving two of the highest medical malpractice jury verdicts in the state of New York. For more information, give us a call at (516) 684-2900.

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