FAQ: Why do I need a medical malpractice lawyer?

March 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

Hospital Malpractice Lawyer

Suffering an injury of any kind brings challenges. You have to learn to adjust your entire life, sometimes for a short period of time, sometimes forever.

What we don’t expect is to have medical professionals cause our injuries. Medical professionals are supposed to be the people making us better – not worse. When you’re injured by the negligence of a medical professional, that’s called medical malpractice. And you deserve to have a skilled and trusted medical malpractice attorney representing you and fighting to protect your rights.

How do I know if my injury is medical malpractice?

Negligence by medical professionals comes in all forms. Sometimes it’s clear and sometimes it’s not.

Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Leaving medical equipment inside your body
  • Giving the wrong diagnosis
  • Administering too much medicine

This list is not even close to being exhaustive. Even if you just have a feeling that something isn’t right, contact a lawyer to have your case reviewed. They can help you determine if a medical professional acted in a negligent manner and help you move forward by getting the compensation you deserve to get better.

When should I contact a medical malpractice lawyer?

As soon as you have that gut feeling telling you something just isn’t right. Medical malpractice claims have a statute of limitations. This means if you wait too long to bring a claim, you won’t be able to collect and your injury will linger.

If a medical professional failed you in any way, you deserve to have your life put back together. The best way to do that is by using the services of a law firm, skilled and trusted medical malpractice lawyers.

What questions should I ask a lawyer?

You want a medical malpractice attorney with proven success. You should ask questions like:

  • Have you won cases with facts similar to mine?
  • Do you have the financial resources to take my case?
  • What are you typical results?
  • What are your fees?

You also want to make sure you are comfortable with your attorney. This person is going to spend lots of time with you, getting to know you, and getting to know your personal life. You have to be comfortable with the person representing you.

How much will my case cost?

That’s the question everyone wants to know the answer to and it depends on many factors. But the one thing that’s true of all of our medical malpractice cases is that you don’t pay a thing unless we win.

A hospital malpractice lawyer Salt Lake City, UT relies on makes money when you make money. They will take your case on a contingency fee basis. If they successfully resolve your claim, they will take a percentage of what you recover. You don’t owe them a thing up front and you won’t be required to pay for your consultation. Contact a lawyer today to discuss your legal options.

Thanks to Rasmussen & Miner for their insight into medical malpractice and why you might need a lawyer.

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We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

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Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.


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