Yes, if you are a victim of medical malpractice, you need a medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice cases are complicated for a number of reasons. If you are not a medical professional and not experienced in medical malpractice cases, it is hard to not only make sense of what happened but to also try to figure out the next steps to take. A medical malpractice attorney’s job can be boiled down to helping you get necessary medical care, proving the defendants’ negligence caused your injuries and maximizing your financial recovery. Medical malpractice attorneys will help you in critical areas along your path to financial recovery.
When you are injured due to medical malpractice, there is a good chance you need ongoing medical care while recovering from your injuries. We can help you get that care, especially when insurance companies are denying claims and pointing fingers at everyone else. Your ongoing medical bills are likely very expensive and for most people, paying out of pocket is not an option.
Your attorney will obtain necessary medical records, hire expert medical professionals, serve discovery on defendants, and take their depositions to understand their arguments and defense. All of this is necessary for attorneys to be able to move your case along and present evidence proving that negligence caused your injuries.
Medical malpractice attorneys are able to help value your claim for injuries and damages that you have sustained. Valuing your claim is not simply a matter of adding up your medical bills and missed work. Your attorney will examine your injuries and how they affect your life and your family in the long term and short term. Medical malpractice recovery may include medical bills, pain, and suffering, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, and loss of consortium. Each case is different and yours may include some of these, all of these, and/or additional damages.
Sometimes medical malpractice is obvious enough that you’re already receiving settlement offers. You may think: Why do I even need an attorney if I am already receiving settlement offers? You need an attorney because you are likely not being presented with their best offer and their goal is to pay you as little as possible in exchange for a release of liability. You need an advocate that understands the medical profession and insurance industry as they operate in medical malpractice claims. And if your case goes to trial, you need an attorney with the experience, knowledge, and skill to convey the facts of your case and explanation of medical malpractice law to a jury so that they understand that you were injured through no fault of your own and that you deserve to be compensated as such.
Most importantly, you need a strong advocate. If you are or think you may be a victim of medical malpractice, contact Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, Eric Weitz, with The Weitz Firm, LLC to schedule a consultation. He understands the pain and disruption that these injuries can cause you and your family and he is ready to help you get your recovery process started.