How to Decide on a Medical Malpractice Attorney

There’s a radio advert that says you shouldn’t buy a house from a cab driver who happens to drive you past it. The premise is, of course, that the cabdriver is unfamiliar with the house or with you. This basic message’s apparent reality pervades almost every aspect of our lives. Few of us would employ someone to babysit our children or fix our car unless we were certain that the person we hired knows what they’re doing and has a positive track record we can trust. With that basic concept in mind, I am constantly surprised at how often a person will employ an attorney to handle a medical malpractice case (or any other form of case) without first learning who the attorney is, what experience they may have in the field, what record of success they may have in the field, or where they stand in the eyes of their peers and adversaries. Get more informations of The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern – Metairie Motorcycle Accident Attorney
A complaint against a doctor or health care provider is normally the last thing on a person’s mind after being injured by medical malpractice. Health concerns, the desire to continue working and caring for a family, and the ability to reclaim one’s position as a responsible member of society are among the much more pressing issues. People seldom consider whether malpractice has occurred before these questions have been addressed or acknowledged. Unfortunately, the fact that one’s life-changing injury may have been avoided adds to the difficulty of the case.
The quest for a medical malpractice attorney usually starts in this emotionally charged and disturbing environment. Of course, most people are unaware of which attorneys specialise in a particular field or which attorneys specialise in the extremely specialised and challenging field of medical malpractice. The majority of attorney ads implies that the lawyer who paid for the ad is a specialist in all areas of law, including medical malpractice. Many people would employ the wrong lawyer due to personal stress and the lack of a way to determine which lawyers really know how to treat a medical malpractice case.
The perceived role of litigation in today’s culture adds to the difficulties an injured individual faces when considering filing a lawsuit. Lawsuits aren’t about making a “fast buck” or keeping a company hostage for a “paid day,” and they shouldn’t be. The civil justice system is all about holding people accountable and putting responsibility where it belongs. It’s about ensuring that people who have been hurt are compensated for what they will never be able to reclaim. It’s about ensuring that everyone has the same privileges as the wealthy and influential, regardless of their financial or social standing. It’s about reassuring society that we’re all on the same level.
Not every infraction can or should be the subject of a legal action. However, there are several compelling reasons to file a complaint. The most obvious motive is to right a wrong. The fact that meritorious lawsuits discourage similar behaviour benefits those in our culture and society as a whole. Unfortunately, media exposure to a handful of lawsuits has severely harmed the role of lawsuits in society, some of which were inaccurately represented to fit an ideology and some of which were correctly portrayed but should never have been brought. As a result, for a large number of people, lawsuits are almost synonymous with all that is wrong with our culture today. Our courts, according to critics, are out of reach, lawyers are arrogant, and lawsuits are harmful to the economy and culture as a whole.