Why Medical Experts Are Key to Your Medical Malpractice Claim
February 18, 2021 by Yale Spector
Negligence in the medical field can sometimes cause serious injury or death. Some of these injuries can result in exorbitant medical bills and can require a lot of attention. It’s crucial that victims of medical malpractice hold someone responsible for their injuries. At Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers we want you to know why victims should always be in consultation with a medical professional while filing a claim involving medical malpractice. The facts involving a medical malpractice suit are usually too complex for a non-doctor to determine the extent of.
Consulting with a medical professional before a malpractice case is filed can help to prepare the case for litigation. If an individual moves forward without medical consultation, a plaintiff can not prove that the defendant failed to do what he/she promised or did not provide proper care. If the plaintiff is provided with information from the medical professional before the case is filed, a successful litigation strategy that contains clear evidence from an expert, can be drawn up.
A medical professional should also be brought in even if the claim is being settled outside of litigation. An insurance company still needs hard evidence to provide the victim with a fair settlement. Even if the victim is not planning on going to trial, they still need enough evidence as would be necessary for trial to have a claim settled. A claimant must be ready to go to trial at any time if it has to come to that. It is rare that a plaintiff would not need a medical expert to assist with their case. However, if it is clear that the injury resulted could only have occurred because the doctor or staff did not meet the standard of care, or if only the doctor involved could have had control over the injury.
Victims involved in medical malpractice are entitled to the compensation needed to cover any loss that occurred based on their injuries or mistreatment. The loss described could range from money loss not being able to work, or money lost due to additional care. The potential success of a medical malpractice suit is well worth all of the work that it takes to produce the evidence needed for compensation. If you or someone you know is in need of an attorney for a malpractice suit, look no further than Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers. Contact us today 443-505-7343 for a free consultation!