How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
Most medical malpractice cases require these key elements:
- Proof that a doctor, nurse, or some other health care provider did something wrong, or failed to do something that should have been done; and
- Proof that the substandard care caused an injury or death.
If there was bad care, but you suffered no injury, generally there is no case.
If there was acceptable care, but you suffered a recognized complication, you may not have a case.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will carefully investigate your claim, including all medical records, images and slides, and will have it reviewed by experienced independent medical experts to determine if the care was really substandard and if the substandard care caused permanent injury or death.
I carefully screen all of our cases and will not take a case unless we are confident that it is very strong.