What Do I Do If I Suspect Medical Malpractice?
First, obtain copies of your medical records to assist whomever takes over your care and treatment. Consult with a well qualified Medical Malpractice attorney (Call THE MARGOLIS FIRM PC) who will use the medical records for an expert review to consider whether your doctor or hospital breached the standard of care expected for the procedure or treatment in question. Medical Malpractice cases are very expensive to prosecute and contingency fee attorneys will only file suit if an expert certifies that the case is reasonable and meritorious. Most states require such verification by law as a result of significant medical insurance lobbying efforts. Some states have enacted "caps" for non-economic damages like disability, pain and suffering, contrary to the constitutional protections for jury trials and against special protections for a particular class of defendants. Another reason for consulting an attorney is that a medical malpractice case investigation may reveal that a medical product implant failure was the ultimate factor leading to your health risk.