ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Law Firm for Medical Malpractice

Updated on July 26, 2016

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to find a law firm quickly to file your claim within the statute of limitations. For the best outcome, however, it is even more important to choose the best law firm to represent your case. If you lack legal experience, this may seem like a daunting task. However, with some basic knowledge of what to look for, you can find an experienced firm that will fight for your rights.

How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Law Firm for Medical Malpractice | Hodes Milman & Liebeck LLP
How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Law Firm for Medical Malpractice | Hodes Milman & Liebeck LLP | Source

Specialty in Medical Malpractice and Plaintiffs’ Work

Most lawyers specialize in specific practice areas. Medical malpractice is a subspecialty of personal injury law. Just as you would not hire a plumber to fix an electrical problem, you should not hire a firm that specializes in an unrelated area of law such as real estate or commercial litigation to handle a medical malpractice case. Further, medical malpractice lawyers will typically represent either the defense (hospitals, doctors, or other medical professionals accused of malpractice) or plaintiff (a person who has been injured by negligent medical care). To best represent your claim, you should seek a firm that represents plaintiffs’ interests.

Experience and Tenacity

Medical malpractice cases are complex, involving the evaluation and testimony of medical experts to determine if a physician failed to meet the standard of care. Managing such a case requires experience. To find a firm with the depth of experience required to successfully resolve medical malpractice cases, you should look for firms with a track record of obtaining settlements and judgments in their clients’ favor, and which have successfully brought cases to trial. While the majority of medical malpractice cases are settled out of court, having a firm that is willing to go to trial if necessary is crucial in obtaining the maximum possible compensation. Firms that have a reputation for settling in any situation are frequently offered less than their clients are entitled to.

Standard Practices

Typically, a firm with a specialty in medical malpractice will operate on a contingency basis. This means that their clients do not pay legal fees up front. In the event of a judgment or settlement in their favor, a percentage of the final amount will be paid to the firm to cover their work. These firms also usually offer a free initial consultation to evaluate the merits of a case before taking it on. You should avoid any firm that demands a fee to evaluate your case. According to the experts at Hodes Milman & Liebeck LLP, You should also confirm that the firm is in good standing with their state and local bar associations before signing any engagement letter.

When you have found a firm that meets these points, be sure to arrange a personal meeting to discuss your case. The ideal firm will be thorough in their evaluation, attentive to your questions and concerns, and committed to benefiting their clients.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)