Two ways to help get a medical malpractice attorney to take your case. To put the question another way, what are two ways in which you can increase the chances of a medical malpractice attorney taking your case? Often we have individuals who call us who think that lawyers just do not want to take their “slam dunk” case.
The truth of the matter is that the issue is often more complicated than that. At the conclusion of this Maryland medical malpractice educational article, you should have a better understanding of some of the critical issues regarding case selection.
TWO WAYS TO HELP GET A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY TO TAKE YOUR CASE
Damages…people forget that damages play an important role in a medical malpractice case. Maryland tort law requires that you prove the element of damages. In this context damages will be the harm or injury done to you. When reviewing a possible medical malpractice case, an attorney needs to assess whether the damages, or recovery from a settlement/verdict, will be more than the costs to prosecute the case. If the cost to prosecute the case will be more than what the case is worth, then you are going to have a hard time getting an attorney to take the case.
I call this being upside down. If at the conclusion of your case, you will owe more to the doctors and the lawyers then I will more than likely not take your case.
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY CASE!?
“Mr. Boston, it has been three days, what is going on with my case?” The previous statement is one that can turn a lot of lawyers off, especially in medical malpractice cases. This is because Maryland medical malpractice cases can take years to resolve. Maryland law requires the use of medical experts and reports to prove these types of cases. As a result, these matters can take time.
If an attorney feels that you will not be patient with the process, then you may have a hard time getting an attorney to take your case. The attorney needs time to investigate and analyze your potential claim(s). Behavior that is impatient or in some instances nagging, can do a disservice to your claim and its investigation.
DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL INJURY?
If you think that you meet the criteria in this article regarding two ways to help get a medical malpractice attorney to take your case, and corresponding video, and you have more questions about your medical injury or that of your child, this is what I invite you to do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland medical malpractice and birth injury questions like yours all of the time and will be glad to listen to your story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
1-833-4 BABY HELP