Choosing a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Fighting Medical Malpractice in Florida

Falling victim to medical malpractice is a painful and traumatic experience. Patients rightly put a large amount of trust in doctors, and when that trust is violated, the results can be permanently damaging. Proving medical negligence or medical malpractice can be difficult. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, finding a lawyer to represent your best interests is of the highest importance. The Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., in Orlando, Florida, pride themselves on the quality and skill of their medical malpractice case history.

What Should You Look For?

The key characteristics you should look for in a medical malpractice attorney are:


Medical Expertise

To establish medical malpractice, you must prove that a health care provider deviated from professional health standards. To prove this, expert medical testimony must be given. Having a lawyer intimate with medical practices and standards is crucial and can mean the difference between winning and losing a case. Lawyers with both a J.D. and M.D. have a unique dual perspective that allows them to see the case from both angles.

Experience

Medical malpractice suits are complicated cases and require lawyers with extensive experience. Particularly given the range of injuries that can be sustained in botched medical procedures, hiring a lawyer who has dealt with these types of cases and the medical community is key. Medical malpractice can occur at a doctor's office, the hospital, an ER bed, and even a nursing home. Shouldn't you demand a lawyer with experience in all of these types of medical malpractice or negligence cases?

Verdict Settlements

One way of gauging whether a law firm has a chance of success in your case is by looking at their past cases. A law firm should be open about its past verdicts and also about the awards and settlements involved in those cases. If a law firm isn't open about its prior winning medical malpractice verdicts and settlements, you should probably avoid them and look for a more proven firm. However, it is important to remember that past results are no guarantee of future success.

Individual Care

If you've suffered from medical malpractice, your trust in professionals may be shaken, so getting the runaround from a law office would only exacerbate the pain you've already experienced. A law firm should be large enough to provide you with all of the resources you need but not so large that it cannot provide you with the individual care and attention you deserve. There should be a personal connection between client and lawyer, not between client and paralegal or client and assistant.

In Your Corner

If you or a loved one are in the Orlando, Florida area and have been a victim of medical malpractice, you need a team of experts on your side. Please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to find out answers to your medical malpractice questions.

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