The Value of Skilled Medical Malpractice Representation
Victims of medical malpractice face a great deal of turmoil, and it is not just limited to their health and wellbeing. Whether the cause is professional negligence, substandard care or malicious intent, a patient’s trust in their medical caregivers has been shaken, and they likely face a long road of therapy and reparative treatments ahead. It can all seem overwhelming, but there is one important step every victim can take to improve their situation.
Finding an experienced attorney can help you find peace of mind by knowing that you have someone who can support you in any legal matters that may arise during your future care. In addition, working with a lawyer who understands medical malpractice claims will dramatically increase the odds of finding who is liable for the mistakes that were made during your care.
There are four elements of negligence that must be proven in order to successfully make a malpractice claim:
- The patient must be under the hospital or health care provider’s legal care
- The provider must have failed to provide an appropriate standard of care
- The failure must have directly caused injury to the patient
- The injury must have caused quantifiable damages to the patient
Some of these may seem to be simple common sense or easy to prove in court, but the law requires strict, legally recognized documentation of every facet of a malpractice claim. Because every case is different, there is no single way to gather all of this evidence and hold the proper parties accountable. A skilled attorney will know who to seek out, what hospital departments to contact and which files to request to build the most complete claim on your behalf.
Once the claim is filed, the hospital or doctor in question, or more likely their malpractice insurance, will try to save time and money by settling with you. They have a team of attorneys representing their interests, so you need an attorney on your side, preferably with an experienced law firm supporting you to defend your rights to a fair level of compensation. From the initial claim to the final payout, an attorney with a history of representing malpractice victims will prove their value again and again
The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, in Baltimore have extensive experience representing victims of medical malpractice. They understand causes and consequences of substandard care and encourage anyone who has suffered due to a medical professional’s mistakes to contact them for a legal consultation. Their law offices are located at 300 East Lombard Street in Baltimore, Maryland.