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Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case? – What Is The Attorney “Taking On?”


You might be wondering, “Do I have a medical malpractice case?” Stick around and our team of medical malpractice attorneys will answer this question for you.


Learn More:

What Constitutes A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Is Medical Malpractice Difficult To Prove?

How Do You Know If You Have A Case For Medical Malpractice?


Video Transcript

0:00 Intro
0:08Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case? – What Is The Attorney Taking On?
0:35 Criteria Cases Should Include

0:08 Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case? – What Is The Attorney Taking On?

Question is… What is the attorney’s interest in prosecuting a medical malpractice case? I’m going to speak personally on this because I feel strongly about it. When I take a medical malpractice case, it has to meet several criteria in addition to the ones of breach of standard of care,  causation, and damages. 

0:35 Cases Should Include

To me and all the physician attorneys at LawMD, it should be a clear-cut negligent act or omission. It has to be something that frankly offends me because I’m passionate about holding negligent doctors accountable for injuries they cause to the innocent victims who are their patients.

For me to take a case, it has to be clear-cut negligence that I feel is not just an error in judgment, but is a clear violation of what no other physician would possibly do.

The other thing is for me and in my practice, the client has to have substantial, often catastrophic life-changing injuries. These are the people I want to use my talent and my many years of experience, not only as an attorney but also as a physician to benefit them, their children, and their families.

I take all these cases personally. I form a relationship with my clients and an affection for a vast majority of them. These folks deserve the knowledge and training that I spent my lifetime accumulating, and I want them to get justice. I’m not going to be able to reverse their injuries, but I sure am going to make their life a little bit easier after those injuries.

For me really, it’s an act of passion. Yes, we get paid, and we get paid handsomely without a doubt. But these are expensive cases to prosecute, and fees are generally set by law. 

While the money is important, for me, it’s more than that. There has been an injustice done, a wrong done. When a patient comes to me as a doctor, and remember I’m a surgeon, they’re telling me I’m going to let you open my body with a sharp knife, and I’m going to trust you, and I’m going to believe in you, and I know you’re going to act in a reasonably careful fashion.

When a doctor violates the standard of care, especially in an egregious fashion, that really angers me. I want to use that passion to help these people because after all, that’s what I devoted my entire career to doing.

If you think you have a case, I’d be happy to talk to you, and tell you what I think, and give you my honest opinion. There may be that there is no negligence, but if there is, I will tell you that too.

At LawMD, our physician-attorneys are committed to supporting families who have been devastated by medical malpractice.  More than 12 of our lawyers are also physicians.  As doctors, we understand the medicine in your case. As lawyers, we know how to use our medical knowledge to get justice for our clients.  If you or your loved one has been permanently or seriously injured due to negligence, contact the Medical-Legal team at LawMD.

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