Medical Malpractice

In general, malpractice is when any professional fails to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the accepted standards of their profession. Medical malpractice is therefore when any medical professional fails to provide a reasonable standard of care as compared to the standard of care in the community in similar circumstances.

Most often a client first considers a medical malpractice lawsuit because of a negative medical outcome. Because lawyers are not medical experts, it is often not possible for the lawyer to determine the cause of the negative outcome. A medical expert is therefore hired to perform an initial assessment of the case. This assessment reviews the records of the case and may conduct interviews to determine what care was provided and whether it met an acceptable level of care. The cost of the initial assessment is the responsibility of the client.

If it was found that an acceptable level of care was not provided in one form or another then results of that lack of acceptable care is considered. If the lack of acceptable care resulted in some sort of loss or injury then a malpractice suit can be filed.

In most often we file malpractice suits on a contingency fee basis. Our fee is typically 33% of the amount rewarded. As always, the client may choose to retain us on an hourly basis instead of a contingency basis.

If you feel you have been a victim of medical malpractice please contact a lawyer immediately. These cases require significant research and investigation which is more productive when done on a timely basis.