Despite alarming increases in the rates of medical malpractice in the United States, bringing a medical malpractice case against a health care provider is a time consuming, financially burdensome and complicated process. Victims are often overwhelmed, and financially and emotionally devastated. In some cases they are grieving the preventable loss of a loved one. If you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice and are seeking compensation for your suffering, finding an experienced and reputable Maryland medical malpractice attorney is the first step towards justice.
Three things to look for in a medical malpractice firm
Determining which law firm is most likely to get you the compensation you deserve can be a confusing process. Here are three things to look for in your Maryland or Washington D.C medical malpractice attorney.
- Successful Litigation Rates. Once you have a list of prospective attorneys, call to inquire about their successful trial rates. Ask about their most recent case, as well as their trial experience. Do they have experience taking cases to trial and successfully litigating sizable compensation for their clients? Do they have a track record of obtaining sizable settlements?
- Experience. Clearly, you want an experienced law firm representing your family. Experience, however, goes beyond how long a litigator has been practicing. Ask potential firms about their experience with cases similar to yours. Do they concentrate their practices in medical malpractice exclusively? Or, do they litigate unrelated cases as well? Are their attorneys rated by reputable peer reviews? Medical malpractice is a unique and complex field of law. Finding a law firm with years of experience in dealing exclusively with these cases is crucial in ensuring your rights are protected and your family is properly compensated for its loss.
- Available Resources. Medical malpractice cases often require expert witnesses and skilled medical investigators. Does your potential law firm have access to these key players? In terms of the firm itself, how large is the staff and how will your case be handled? Will the case be handled by the lawyer you speak with at the outset? Or, will it be transferred to underlings or other firms?
Before selecting a law firm to represent you, speak with Schochor, Federico and Staton to get an understanding of our experience, success rates and the resources we bring to the table.
Schochor, Federico and Staton is here to help your family
For over three decades, the medical malpractice attorneys at Schochor, Federico and Staton have been serving clients in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. area and have earned a reputation as a leading medical malpractice law firm. We have represented some of the largest settlement cases in the Baltimore and Washington D.C areas. If your family has been the victim of medical malpractice, call our team at 410-234-1000 today to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.