Will there be a medical malpractice conclusion during my first phone call with an attorney? For some people, validation of a medical malpractice conclusion is something that they think will automatically happen during their initial conversation with an attorney. From a hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) diagnosis, to a death during surgery, there is a process that has to be followed.
In this latest segment, Renee and I tackle this issue and explain why more than likely you will not be able to know whether you have a viable claim during your first call.
PROVING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Medical malpractice cases can be a little different than other areas of law. This is because medical malpractice cases can require steps that may not be present in other cases. Maryland law requires the use of medical experts in these cases.
Generally, your birth injury or medical malpractice attorney will help you find the proper experts for your case. These experts will give opinions as to the standard of care and whether there has been a departure from the standard of care causing the injury. For the purpose of this educational article think of the standard of care as what would a reasonable and prudent doctor do under the same set of circumstances.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CONCLUSION DURING THE FIRST CALL
With the need of medical experts, hopefully you can see why it will be hard in most instances to be able to give you a medical malpractice conclusion during your initial phone call. Medical experts are able to give opinions after proper reviews of the records and facts of the case.
Although the attorney may have a hunch about the case based on their experience and expertise in the matter, their thoughts have to be supported by medical experts.
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