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Choosing a Medical Malpractice Attorney
One increasingly common type of case that we encounter is for medical malpractice. A medical malpractice case involves a doctor or nurse who has breached the standard of care for their industry and in doing so, injured a patient. It’s extremely important to make sure when hiring a medical malpractice attorney that you have someone who has extensive experience with these types of cases.
They are very difficult to work up and require a lot of expert witnesses to make your case. You want to make sure that you have an attorney who has demonstrated his or her ability to take these cases and achieve successful results. At The Gunnels Law Firm, we regularly handle personal injury cases. We want to make sure that our clients get the best possible resolutions.
Another issue that you want to make sure you address is to make sure you have an attorney that knows the insurance system, how it works and how to get the best possible result for you. I spent many years representing insurance companies before switching sides to begin representing injured individuals in personal injury cases. I have defended medical malpractice cases. Now, I can put the knowledge I have of those types of cases to use for my clients to help them achieve the best possible result.
Finally, always make sure that you have an attorney who has demonstrated that he or she will take cases all the way through to trial when necessary. Most cases settle before trial, but in some instances insurance companies will not issue fair offers and an attorney is required to take a case to trial. Unfortunately, there are a lot of attorneys around who simply will not go to trial. These attorneys are never going to get the best possible offers and resolutions for their clients because the insurance company know that they’re simply going to take whatever offer they can get, even if it’s not a fair one. At The Gunnels Law Firm, we spend a significant amount of our time trying cases and putting them to juries to help our clients get fair compensation.
Mistakes in a Medical Malpractice Case
When we have people come to see us over a potential medical malpractice claim, we often see that they have harmed their case by doing several things that are hard to recover from. We don’t want this to happen to you, so here are some things to avoid. First thing to do is to document your injury when you realize there is an issue following some sort of medical treatment or procedure.
It’s important to go back and make sure you have records documenting what has occurred. You may or may not feel comfortable going back to the same doctor who has caused the harm, so use your judgment of whether you think you should go back to that doctor or go to an independent doctor. It’s very important to make sure you are getting treatment and you’re documenting that something went wrong as a result of your medical treatment.
Also, we find that people have waited too long in medical malpractices cases to seek legal representation and get the right attorney. Medical malpractice cases are cases where evidence can tend to disappear quickly, especially when medical devices are involved. It’s important that you get the right attorney involved so that evidence can be preserved, and you will have the ability to present that case later as you develop the evidence. Make sure you hire an attorney who knows how to handle medical malpractice cases and can take those cases all the way through trial with expert witnesses, if necessary.
Cost to Hire an Attorney
With regard to medical malpractice cases and all other types of cases we handle, we are frequently asked what the cost is for our services. One of the important things that you need to know about personal injury cases is that we handle these matters on a contingent fee basis. That means that we are compensated based on a percentage of the recovery in a case, whether it’s a car wreck case, a medical malpractice type of case, or any other type of case. You’re never required to pay money out of your own pocket for a personal injury lawyer such as myself, so the cost to you is only a percentage of the recovery. If there’s no recovery, then you don’t own anything. This is a portion of the risk that the attorney has to take on while we carefully evaluate our cases.
The great thing about this is that someone who has a medical malpractice case or thinks they have a medical malpractice case will always have access to an attorney to evaluate that claim and let them know whether or not it is viable. If you think you have a medical malpractice claim or someone you know has a medical malpractice claim that needs to be evaluated, please give us a call as soon as possible so that we have the maximum amount of time to investigate that claim and help you determine whether there is a claim that needs to be pursued.
Did you get injured from malpractice? Don’t make these mistakes and ruin your injury claim. Contact experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney Christopher Gunnels at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation.
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