What Does It Take To Bring A Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice claims can be the most difficult, time consuming, and expensive civil cases to bring.  Unlike your typical auto accident or slip and fall case where it can be clear that one side violated the traffic laws, or caused someone to slip and fall, fault in medical malpractice cases is not always as clear on its face.  It takes an in depth review of a patient’s medical records, and an attorney experienced at reviewing these records and researching the medicine to determine when medical care was negligent and caused harm to someone.

However even if an attorney feels there was negligent medical care, unlike in an auto or slip and fall case that is not enough to file a claim.  Medical malpractice cases must have the support of board certified medical experts.  States such as Pennsylvania and New Jersey require certification that there was substandard medical care from doctors or nurses who are experts in the same field of medicine as the health care providers against whom you are bringing a claim.  This can sometimes require multiple medical experts and serious costs and expenses for a law firm to cover.

Finally what is also needed is a firm willing to take the case through litigation.  Medical malpractice cases can involve complex medical issues that may not be easy to understand and most are not going to settle without a fight in the courts.

Therefore if you are looking for an attorney to represent you in a medical malpractice case you should be looking for one who is not only experienced at handling these claims but willing to put forth the time and money to litigate them.  Here at the Thistle Law Firm we have been handling medical malpractice cases for over 20 years, and are happy to discuss your case with you over the phone at 215-568-6800.

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