When you have a question about medical malpractice, it is best to seek the advice of several attorneys regarding your legal options. In some cases an attorney may not be experienced in your type of case while another one specializes in that specific incidence. Some attorneys may have a conflict of interest in your case, and others may have a work overload.
However, if you have seen three or more attorneys and they all decline you, chances are you do not have a strong enough case to take to trial. Processing a case is very expensive, and if the attorneys feel that the compensation will not be worth your time – meaning it will only cover costs and you do not benefit – they will not take the case.
You can file an administrative complaint against the doctor or hospital if this occurs. While this will not provide you with compensation; your actions could help prevent the mistake from happening to anyone else.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
- What Do I Need to Do Before I Call a Medical Malpractice Lawyer and Open a Claim?
- Do You Have to Prove a Doctor-Patient Relationship if You Sue?
- If I Can Prove That the Defendant Violated the Standard of Care, Does That Mean I Win My Case?
- How Much Do Lawyers Charge For Medical Malpractice?
- Can I Sue for Future Medical Expenses in a Medical Malpractice Case?