If you’re a victim of medical malpractice, you’re not alone. And you will need a really good lawyer.
The chilling reality is that preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, trailing cancer and heart disease. Researchers are reporting that up to 400,000 preventable deaths happen in hospitals each year. And that doesn’t take into account the 10,000 serious complication cases resulting from medical errors that occur each day.
Those are really big numbers, involving an awful lot of unfortunate people.*
If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical errors, whether on the part of the hospital, doctor, nurse or other staff, it’s really important that you find the best advocate possible for your case.
- Talk to at least three medical malpractice attorneys: You are going to want to hire someone you feel comfortable with. Someone who is patient and willing to explain the process to you.
- Make sure the attorney you choose has gotten results for other clients: Most attorneys post their case results on their website. Review these to see what kind of results they have.
- Look for an attorney who understands the medicine: If you have been injured by a procedure that has gone terribly wrong, make sure the attorney you choose is knowledgeable. Insurance companies have made it very difficult to prove fault, so it’s critical that your attorney knows just what he needs to prove your case.
- Choose an attorney who will actually be working on your case: Many times in big firms, the attorney who talks to you initially will not necessarily be assigned to your case. In many instances, it is advantageous for you to find a small firm where each case is handled by one of the principal attorneys.
If you or a loved one has been suffered from medical malpractice in New York City, contact the Ashley Law Firm and we’ll hear your case and get you the help you need, at no cost to you.