You go to an emergency room (ER) of a hospital or medical center with a medical condition. You leave the hospital in a worse condition. You blame the hospital or the doctor.
Do You Have a Legitimate Medical Malpractice Case?
To establish a medical malpractice case, you must prove that your doctor’s treatment fell below the prevailing standard of care required of doctors in the same practice. How do you know if you have a case? One way is to have an expert look at your case before you proceed with litigation.
You can obtain a free consultation to determine what type of medical specialty is involved in your case. For example, if you believe your doctor failed to diagnose your lung cancer in a timely fashion, you will need a pulmonologist to look at the merits of your case.
The medical specialist will review your case and decide the potential for litigation. The specialist may conclude that your doctor acted appropriately and that you don’t have a case. It’s better to invest a little money on the front end than to invest your time and energy into the case and then find out your case has no merit.
What If Your Initial Evaluation Shows Your Case Is Worth Litigating?
If the initial review shows you have a case that should be litigated, the same expert who evaluated your case will provide you further services as needed. Those services may include the following:
· An affidavit stating that your doctor did not comply with the prevailing standard of care
· A deposition answering questions about the expert’s opinion
· Trial testimony supporting your case
You may have heard someone say, “I need an expert witness.” Without an expert witness, your medical malpractice case will be dismissed right from the start. You need a medical expert witness who can explain your case in a way that is easily understood by lawyers, judges, and juries.
If you have been misdiagnosed or received substandard treatment by a doctor in the ER, you need an expert medical witness to help litigate your case.