Choosing a Medical Malpractice Attorney

One of the most important steps you will take in filing a medical malpractice claim is choosing an attorney to represent you. Your choice in medical malpractice attorney has the potential to directly influence the outcome of your case and whether you are able to secure maximum compensation and hold the negligent doctor or other medical professional accountable for their conduct. There are a number of factors that may influence the effectiveness of legal counsel you receive from an attorney, including their personal experience in this field, their background and education, their familiarity with cases similar to yours and their access to experts in the field of medicine who can work to build a compelling case on your behalf.

Because there are so many factors to consider in making your choice, and you may have specific concerns or qualities that are important to you, we highly recommend comparing multiple lawyers before making a decision.

This directory will enable you to conduct a search by location and practice area in order to find multiple attorneys who offer the services you need. For example, you can find an attorney who specifically deals with birth injuries, surgical injuries or medication errors. You can even find an attorney who focuses on dental malpractice or plastic surgery malpractice, which may present their own complexities as specialized types of medical malpractice.

Helpful Tips: Selecting the Right Lawyer

Every individual will have their own criteria or specific characteristics they are looking for in their legal representation. Because many medical malpractice lawyers offer free consultations, this may provide a good opportunity for you to learn more about the lawyer, their experience and all the qualities that are important to you. In choosing a lawyer to handle your medical malpractice case, you may wish to ask a few key questions:

· How long has the attorney been in practice?

· Is the attorney familiar with handling cases similar to yours?

· Are there clients you can contact to hear about their experience with the attorney?

· Does the attorney have a clean state bar record?

· How are the attorneys' fees structured?

You may also wish to consider your personal opinion about the attorney. You will likely be working closely together through the duration of your claim, and you may find it helpful to work with an attorney you feel comfortable working with and who you feel you can trust. Their personality and approach may also be issues to think about.

In addition to using this website to find a medical malpractice lawyer, you can find helpful information about this complex field by visiting our Medical Malpractice Information Center and by reviewing articles and press releases written by qualified professionals throughout the U.S.

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