Medical Malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. That’s right, can you believe it! It’s hard to believe but right behind heart disease and cancer, medical errors lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. And that doesn’t include the injuries and disability caused by hospitals, nursing homes, medical devices, and medical care providers. Many times, a good medical malpractice law firm can present a solid case against the medical providers that committed these errors and caused injury or even death. Other times, no lawyer, whether good or bad, can make a case.
This is why choosing the right medical malpractice law firm is so important. All lawyers are not created equal!
This blog post will help you decide how to choose a quality medical malpractice law firm. The best firms can evaluate your case and put you in the best position to win! Read this blog post to discover why Osterbind Law PLLC should be your choice in Central Virginia. If you have been injured by the negligence of a medical care provider and you are choosing to bring a lawsuit against them, keep reading.
Experience and a Proven Track Record of Success
Virginia can be a difficult State to win a medical malpractice lawsuit. You want a law firm that has the experience and knowledge about how to navigate these complex cases. This law firm should be an expert at choosing cases that are worth pursuing and a firm that will relentlessly go after your recovery once the case is filed. Always ask about experience and expectations before choosing a firm. Does the lawyer have trial experience? Do they have a record of success?
The Firm’s Culture and “Personality”
Let’s face it, filing and winning a medical malpractice lawsuit can be a long process. The lawyers will obviously be doing all of the legal work, but there are extensive interactions with you; to get the complete story about what happened and then giving updates and making critical decisions. Most people want their lawyer to be “tough.” But, you also want someone who is empathetic and understands what you are going through. Almost all law firms offer a free consultation. When you connect with the firm ask about communication and look for someone you can relate with on a personal basis.
Firm Grasp of Medical Knowlege
You don’t normally think of your lawyer as having to have medical knowledge himself. When lawyers have to argue your case about medical issues, they have to understand the details of exactly what happened to you. This takes medical knowledge. The law firm will hire medical experts in the field of your injury to help them understand the medical problems that underlie your case. That expert may testify on your behalf. You want a law firm that has access to medical experts. The best lawyers will take the time to understand what happened to you, down to the smallest detail.
A Reasonable Fee
Almost all medical malpractice cases are taken on contingency. Be sure to check that this is the way the firm you choose does things. In addition, make sure that you will not be responsible for any costs until the final settlement or verdict! Our law firm advances all the costs upfront and only gets paid if we win the case.
Now that you have a clearer understanding of what you are looking for, ask the lawyers at Osterbind Law PLLC if they satisfy the above criteria. We think that you will be very impressed by our record of success, our team approach to your medical malpractice case, our real experience and know-how, our open and timely communication, and our relentless effort and infinite compassion.