How a Lawyer Increases Your Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Case
Being ill is a vulnerable state for anyone, and it can be nerve-wracking to trust a stranger with your health, even if they are a healthcare professional. Usually, doctors and other medical staff do their best to help any patient who arrives.
Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Be it burnout, limited resources, or simply incompetence, sometimes doctors do not provide the appropriate quality of care to their patients. Depending on the situation, this medical malpractice can lead to long-term, severe consequences for those patients.
It’s incredibly difficult to bring a medical malpractice suit and win it by yourself. Here’s what a lawyer can offer to help your medical malpractice case succeed.
Access to More Resources
One of the biggest aids a lawyer brings to the table is a wide network of resources. Lawyers have access to experts in both the medical and legal fields, which helps them make quick work of determining what rules and laws were broken in a medical malpractice case.
Knowing what rules were broken and how they led to the patient’s condition are vital factors in winning a medical malpractice case.
Additionally, the court requires that both sides have testimony from medical experts, and a lawyer will have those contacts on hand. That way, you don’t have to seek out these professionals yourself.
Handling the Insurance Company Communications
Insurance companies rarely have their clients’ best interests at heart. Experienced attorneys are able to spot bad faith behavior and handle it quickly and aggressively.
Having an attorney handle all of the insurance company communications ensures that the insurance company won’t be able to take advantage of you. Additionally, you will be able to spend your time focusing on your recovery while your lawyer explains your case to your insurance company.
Valuing Your Claim Properly
Every medical malpractice case is different. There is no tried-and-true formula to work out what your case is worth. It is difficult to value your claim appropriately without experience.
There are multiple influencing factors, such as the type of injury suffered, short and long-term consequences, and the specific rules or laws broken by the healthcare professional in question.
The greater your physical, mental, emotional, and financial suffering, the more your claim is likely worth. However, without knowledge of precedents and legal intricacies, it’s difficult to assign a proper value to such abstract concepts, especially pain and suffering. That’s where having a medical malpractice attorney can save the day.
Get Guidance from an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or someone you love has suffered medical malpractice at the hands of a healthcare professional in Florida, know that you are not alone. You deserve to be treated properly, and you are owed compensation for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial suffering.
The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo are prepared to fight for you so that you can get the maximum compensation you deserve, with the least amount of worry or pain. The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo offers free case reviews, so call today at 561-659-6366 or complete the online contact form below.