1 post tagged "Medical Malpractice"
Posted on December 22, 2012 by Vincent Jesuele
When you or a loved one comes under the care of a medical professional, you trust that they will be treated with the utmost care. Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes fall short of this ideal and make mistakes which harm their patients. Medical malpractice refers to when a health care provider provides treatment which falls below the accepted standards of practice in the medical community and leads to injury or death of a patient.
If you believe that medical malpractice has occurred, you will want to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. The unfortunate reality, however, is that medical malpractice cases are costly and time-consuming to pursue and most attorneys will not accept cases where there is clear malpractice but no substantial damage. You should not take it personally if an attorney refuses to accept your case; you may need to speak to several attorneys before finding one who will accept your case. If several lawyers have refused to accept your case, you may have to simply give up and move on with your life.
If a lawyer does accept your case and files suit, here's what happens next: