How to Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney
When looking for a medical malpractice attorney you need to find out two very important things:
- Is the lawyer well versed in medicine?
- Is the person a good lawyer, meaning does he or she understand the laws unique to medical malpractice and have experience going to trial in such cases.
When deciding who to hire as your lawyer in a medical malpractice case, you should research that lawyer closely. If he or she doesn’t do medical malpractice as a significant part of the practice, and has not had many trials in medical malpractice cases, then the lawyer is not qualified to handle your case.
Do I Have A Case?
With medical malpractice, you must establish that the licensed medical professional like a doctor or a nurse–violated the accepted standard of care. Michigan has gone out of its way to complicate the system and make it very difficult for the aggrieved party to get a just result in our court system. That is why you need an experienced medical malpractice trial attorney who can navigate through all of the possible pit falls. Once you are able to find a qualified attorney, then the specific facts and circumstances of the case should be carefully reviewed and compared to the applicable standard of care. The comparison and analysis will determine if you have a meritorious case.
You Deserve Quality Medical Care and Quality Legal Representation!
You deserve quality medical care and if the doctor has done something he should not have done or your medical provider has performed an act that has left you injured, you deserve to have an excellent legal representative to pursue a medical malpractice case for you. So when you’re interviewing your lawyer about a medical malpractice case you need to be sure of a couple things.
Experienced Trial Attorneys That Can Take on the Big Hospitals
You need a medical malpractice lawyer who’s willing to go to trial for you, to put your case forward. Many lawyers are afraid of taking on a big hospital or a big corporate entity or they are afraid to take a chance on a jury trial. We at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys are not. We’ve been doing it for many years and we’ve handled cases against most of the hospitals and/or hospital entities in Michigan.
You need a lawyer who can represent you aggressively and address the medical issues in your case. You need a lawyer who’s willing to take time to dig into the medical records and understand what the medicine is and how the malfeasance occurred, or how the adverse result came to be. What many people don’t understand, based on some of the things they see on television, is that the laws in Michigan are quite pro-doctor and there are strict requirements which must be met in order to proceed with a medical malpractice case. As such, if the law firm you pick to represent you does not handle medical cases as part of the lion’s share of the firm’s practice, the law firm and the lawyer are probably doing you a disservice.
The lawyers at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys have extensive experience handling and winning medical cases and would be happy to talk to anyone who has suffered injury or the loss of a loved one due to malpractice.