Choosing a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The field of medical malpractice litigation is very complex. It is essential that your lawyer have comprehensive understanding of the medical issues at hand, and how they fit into your legal situation. Choosing a lawyer to determine whether or not you have a case, and to guide you and your case throughout the legal process, is an extremely important decision that can have lifetime consequences.
There are several lawyers throughout Ontario that take medical malpractice cases; however, few devote a great amount of their legal practice to the medical malpractice specialty.
You should seek a lawyer with specialized experience in medical malpractice, and select one that you can work with and believe will represent you properly. Find a lawyer whose personality complements yours and that you are comfortable with. After all, you could be working to resolve your case for years.
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Your Initial Meeting
The first meeting with your lawyer could be over the phone or in person. Before your meeting, it is helpful to write out a summary of the important details in your case. This information may include the names of healthcare personnel and facilities where you were treated, dates of your examinations, any medications prescribed and more. During your initial meeting you can get to know the lawyer, find out how comfortable you feel with them, and how much you believe in their skills and abilities.
A Lawyers Advice
Any law firm which guarantees success is one you should be wary of, as few cases of medical malpractice are clear-cut and victory can rarely be promised.
An experienced lawyer also should never tell you to expect an early settlement in a medical malpractice case. The intricacies in most medical malpractice cases lead to extensive research, investigation and evaluation. Time will also be needed to consult with medical experts. The defendants in medical malpractice suits will also vigorously fight, which is unlikely to end in an early settlement. Most cases will last from 2 to 5 years from the initial interview to the verdict or settlement.
Questions to Ask Your Potential Lawyer
Before choosing a lawyer, you are going to want to gather some basic information. Some questions you should ask your potential counselor include:
- How much trial experience do you have in medical malpractice cases?
- What experience do you have in handling medical malpractice claims similar to mine?
- Who will I be working with at the firm, what would their role be, and how much experience do they have?
- What resources will be available to deal with my claim? What people, medical resources and technology will be used in building my case?
- What experts will be helping to evaluate and build my case?
- How much continuing education in the legal and medical fields do you regularly complete?
- How much will I be required to pay up front (if anything) for my cases initial evaluation?
- Will I be responsible for the costs related to legal expenses such as experts and other items?
- What is the total estimate for fees and legal expenses? How will they be paid?
It is your responsibility to select a law firm that you trust to handle your case professionally. You may have several additional questions for your initial meeting. Make sure you get all of the information you need to make your decision.
Your Lawyers Location
It is convenient to have a lawyer close to your residence, although you may be more concerned with finding the right fit than being within a short distance. Most law firms can utilize technological advances and courier services to accomplish most malpractice actions from anywhere in the province. At Greg Monforton & Partners, we are involved in medical malpractice lawsuits all across Canada.
Most legal specialists practice in or nearby major metropolitan areas. In Ontario, all of the medical malpractice defense firms are located in major urban centers.
Contact Our Legal Professionals Today
Greg Monforton & Partners is dedicated to providing trustworthy, superior legal representation for medical malpractice victims. We will rigorously fight for the justice you deserve. We believe the medical community should be held responsible for the mistakes that cause harm to innocent patients.
We are proud to serve clients throughout Canada through our office in Windsor, Ontario, accepting clients in the following areas:
- and communities throughout the provinces
To schedule an initial meeting with one of our lawyers, call (866) 320-4770 today.