When Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

For many families, their family physician is trusted almost without question because of their training and expertise. Unfortunately, bad decisions, unsound advice, or procedural mistakes happen that can cause irreparable harm to our health. When this occurs, a malpractice claim is necessary to recoup any damages and hold the provider responsible for their negligence.

It’s possible that you might not discover a mistake until after consulting with a new doctor, or your attending physician will tell you immediately if something has occurred that shouldn’t.  Either way, you’re left to pick up the pieces of your life and try to find a path to recovery through no fault of your own.

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When Should I Consult a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

Several common situations warrant speaking with a malpractice attorney to pursue legal action against a medical provider. While every case has its own set of circumstances that will affect the outcome of a lawsuit, typically these are some of the more common scenarios that lead to claims:

  • Surgical injuries – These could be a result of an infection causing other complications, including scarring, internal bleeding, disability, and/or organ damage.
  • Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis – Doctors that were negligent in their practice, which then caused a condition not to be diagnosed or incorrectly assessed which resulted in harming you, falls under this category.
  • Prescribed the wrong medication – If the wrong medication was prescribed and it harms you, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
  • Didn’t receive information regarding risks – By not explaining the risks of treatment and the patient suffers harm, the doctor may be liable for damages.
  • Incorrect use of anesthesia – Situations where too little or too much, or even the wrong type of sedation was used for a procedure that resulted in injury to the patient.

Speaking with a malpractice attorney will help you understand the process of conducting a lawsuit or creating a settlement deal if injured due to medical negligence.  You will receive invaluable advice about medical care options and an empathetic representative that keeps your best interests at heart with any decision made.

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Costs of Using a Medical Malpractice Attorney

How much it will cost to hire a medical malpractice attorney depends on a variety of factors. At The Barnes Firm, our clients don’t pay a thing until we get them compensation for their injuries. This arrangement is called a contingency fee, and only a small percentage of the settlement amount will be deducted for legal fees. This may or may not include additional fees like filing costs, document request fees, and other services. Lawyers who use this method of billing don’t require any upfront money from you, which helps ease the burden and stress of litigating a malpractice case.

Legal representation is essential for success in cases of this nature. Just like car accidents, insurance companies will try to delay payouts, minimize your damages, and do their best to get your lawsuit dismissed altogether. These types of tactics make hiring a seasoned malpractice attorney a must if you expect any level of success with your suit.

Malpractice Attorneys That Fight for You

At The Barnes Firm, we put our decades of medical malpractice experience to use; aggressively advocating on your behalf and preparing a solid case and going to trial. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience that gets results to help our clients get on the road to recovery sooner.

The Barnes Firm is a highly accomplished personal injury law firm, securing hundreds of verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our success has allowed us to attract some of the best hardworking and ethical trial lawyers. We investigate any and all medical procedures that may have contributed to your injury or substandard care you experienced. By reviewing your medical history and studying available information about your condition, we can find the right medical experts to review your case and determine if malpractice occurred. Contact our office today for a free consultation and learn how we can help you during this challenging time.

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