So, the question presented is why does money matter in a medical malpractice case? This is an interesting question because from time to time we are contacted by individuals who strongly suggest, and in some cases state, that they are not bringing their case because of the money aspect of things. For example, some will focus on getting the doctor to “admit” that they did something wrong or was the cause of the client’s injury.
In this article I will explain why does money matter in a medical malpractice case. At the conclusion, you will see why attorneys run an analysis of the financial aspect of the case.
MARYLAND LAW WILL REQUIRE THAT MONEY IS SPENT…
Before stepping into a Maryland circuit court (if this is where you file your case) you will more than likely must spend money. This is because of what is required to get your case to circuit court. You will have to have medical experts who will review your case and give an opinion as to certain issues which are present in your case. The law is that a medical expert(s) has to give an opinion as to whether the treating doctor fell below the standard of care, causing your injury or harm. These experts will come to these conclusions by reviewing all the necessary medical records and facts of the case.
Why does money matter in a medical malpractice case? Well, these medical experts are rarely handling these cases out of the goodness of their hearts. In other words, they want to be paid for the work performed, and rightfully so. Many law firms in Maryland that handle these types of cases will “front” the costs associated with these experts and be repaid the costs at the conclusion of the case. Please remember, that it will be your responsibility to determine whether the law firm you are hiring will front your costs or have you pay for them upfront at the start of the case. This is an important issue and you want to make sure that you have a good understanding before you sign a contract with an attorney/law firm.
WHY DOES MONEY MATTER IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE?
When you speak with an attorney, more than likely they are going to see if the amount that you can recover for your case will be enough to overcome how much it will cost to try the case. Therefore, money matters because if the client will be upside down with the case, then it may not be in the client’s best interest to more forward on a medical malpractice case.
What all of this means is that it is not enough to bring a medical malpractice case to have the doctor “apologize” for what was done, or have the hospital admit something one way or another. This is not how the process works. Another point to make on this issue is that the job of the court in cases like this is to order the defendant(s) to pay money to make you whole for the injury and damages experienced. The court is not able to do anything else.
DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
You can speak with me further about this process by calling me a 301-850-4832. I would be happy to talk with you about your situation.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
1-833-4 BABY HELP