You think that you are the victim of medical malpractice and you know that it is time to speak with a Maryland med mal lawyer about your injury.
I mean you have suffered a serious injury after your surgery and you think to yourself that this has to be medical malpractice.
You clearly had a bad result and this must be medical malpractice because the surgery was not supposed to turn out like this.
This is an open and shut case to you.
As a result you make up in your mind that your lawyer should only be telling you how much your case is worth because of your injury.
LET’S STEP BACK FOR A MOMENT…
The above example can happen in any area of law.
A person accused of a crime may think the same way.
“I told my lawyer I did not do it” so things should stop there.
No need to do any other type of investigation.
Let’ step back and look at the role of your attorney.
When you hire an attorney you should be ready to listen to what the attorney has to say about your case.
Remember, your lawyer is trained in the law and he or she has to be able to adequately prepare your case for trial or disposition.
There will be strong points to every case and there will more than likely be areas which may cause your attorney concern regarding the legal issues present.
Because you are not a lawyer, it may be a good idea to listen to your lawyer’s explanation of possible legal hurtles in your case.
WHY IS LISTENING TO THE PROS & CONS IMPORTANT?
Anytime you are ready to commence legal action, it is always a good idea to be prepared.
Understanding the pros and the cons in your case will go a long ways in helping you understand how the other side will prepare your case against you.
For example, in the above example about the surgery gone bad, even though a bad result happened, your lawyer should explain that a bad result is not always medical malpractice.
This means that your lawyer will have to use his or her expertise and deal with the standard of care issue and causation.
After this is done then your lawyer will be able to better explain to you where you stand with your case.
This still will not more than likely mean that you have a slam dunk case, as the defense will have experts on the other side of the issue.
TO LEARN MORE…
If you think that you have been the victim of medical malpractice and you know that it is time to speak with someone about this process, the pros and the cons, this is what we invite you to do if your matter happened in Maryland.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
It costs nothing to call us.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your story.