Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult cases for a lawyer to handle, and it is important to understand the enormous amount of time and expenses required to file these types of cases.
Ted Babbitt wrote an article for the Palm Beach Post explaining how a personal injury law firm decides what malpractice cases to take on and the risk involved with doing so.
Things to know about medical malpractice cases include:
- Before a lawyer takes on a medical malpractice case, they are required to have a qualified expert review the case. This is beneficial for the lawyer because it helps to determine if the case is valid, justified, and has the potential to be won.
- Lawyers handle these kinds of claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning they are paid for these cases based on a percentage of the award, assuming they are successful. If the case is lost, the lawyer does not get any money or reimbursements for their time and money that they have spent on the case.
- These cases take months to analyze and investigate and require the services of expert witnesses in order to properly evaluate the claims before going to trial, and can take years to complete.
- Because of the enormous outlay in expenses and time, lawyers that handle these cases will only do so if the case involves serious injuries, such as death, loss of a limb, blindness, or paralysis.
To read Ted’s full article explaining medical malpractice cases click here.
If you have suffered an injury because of medical malpractice, speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney before pursuing a case. Call West Palm Beach med mal lawyer Ted Babbitt at (561) 375-2841 or complete and submit the online form to schedule a free consultation.