Posted on 09/23/2021

When & Why You Should Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When & Why You Should Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Mistakes happen every day. 

Usually they’re minor — you forget to pick up toothpaste from the store or you accidentally burn the toast. However, mistakes in the medical profession are a serious threat to everyday living. These errors can range from a lack of attentiveness to death due to negligence and can occur by any medical professional in any medical setting. 

If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, or negligence, and have a physical or emotional injury, continue reading to find out how a medical malpractice lawyer can help you. 

We’re going to discuss what a medical malpractice lawyer is and what they do; what the advantages of hiring a medical malpractice lawyer are; and what to do when you’re ready to contact a medical malpractice lawyer. 

It’s understandable to be hesitant, but if you’re in emotional and/or physical pain, then contact a medical malpractice lawyer. It may be one of the first steps in finding some relief.

What is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

First, let’s discuss if a medical malpractice lawyer is the right lawyer for you. 

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or provider doesn’t provide appropriate treatment, doesn’t take appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient.

A medical malpractice lawyer or legal team will work with you to make recommendations. They’ll help you navigate the complex legal aspects of your situation to help get you the compensation you deserve.

Medical malpractice can fall into the following categories:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Delayed Diagnosis Malpractice
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medical Product Liability
  • Misdiagnosis Malpractice
  • Surgical Errors

The medical malpractice team at Grover Lewis Johnson has the expertise in fighting for a wide range of malpractice damages.

These malpractice case types can be caused by any medical professional, which can be anyone providing you with medical care. These incidents can happen in any medical setting including a hospital, office, or clinic.

Now, more than ever, medical malpractice claims are on the rise. 

Medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the nation. Even more alarming is that 1 out of every 3 hospital patients will be the victim of medical malpractice or negligence.

The medical malpractice team at Grover Lewis Johnson has identified the 10 Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims and how they’re prepared to help you with each claim. If you feel that you have been a victim of one of these medical malpractice situations, contact Grover Lewis Johnson for a free consultation.

Advantages of Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

It’s common for most people to feel overwhelmed when thinking about reaching out to a lawyer. Many wonder if they can trust the lawyer, if they’ll be able to afford the legal fees, and if their case will drag-on for years. 

Let’s debunk those myths one-by-one so that you can get the compensation you deserve for your medical injury.

MYTH: You can’t trust your lawyer.

FACT: The right attorney has years of experience, offers full transparency, and has a proven track record.

MYTH: I’ll have to pay so much in legal fees.

FACT: Attorneys such as Grover Lewis Johnson offer a free consultation and don’t expect a single payment from you until they win your case. This provides you with peace of mind and financial security that nothing will be due until you win compensation.

MYTH: My attorney will drag me through the trial process.

FACT: Qualified attorneys provide honesty and transparency throughout the entire process. They won’t waste your time by taking your case to trial if there can be an early resolution through settlement. 

Settlement occurs when both your medical malpractice lawyer and the opposing-party’s lawyer come to an agreement to avoid going to trial. 

However, if the best route for your case is to go to trial, then rest assured that your  medical malpractice team is strategically prepared to fight for you and win your case.

I Think I Have a Case – Now What?

If these situations resonate with you, you might be ready to take the next step and contact a medical malpractice lawyer. 

If you are interested in talking to someone about your injury, then there are a couple of things you should be aware of.

Sorting out the Timeline

The Statute of Limitations is basically the amount of time you have to submit your litigation (case). 

In Michigan, you generally have two years to file a medical malpractice suit. There are important exceptions to this general rule. A medical malpractice attorney can help you understand this.

Proving Negligence

Proving negligence or malpractice is challenging. It’s important to provide evidence of your injury and how it has had a detrimental effect on your life. This includes, but is not limited to pictures, receipts, statements, medical files, financial notices, and any recordings (audio or visual). 

Navigating what can be accepted as evidence can be tricky, which is another advantage of having an experienced medical malpractice attorney by your side to walk you through it.

If you believe you have a medical malpractice injury, or have experienced a medical injustice, and are ready to discuss what happened with a medical malpractice lawyer, you can reach out to get started now.

Get Started Now

The team at Grover Lewis Johnson has made it easy to submit your claim and receive a free consultation. 

Take the next step and answer a few questions regarding your incident.

Once you submit your claim, a medical malpractice lawyer at Grover Lewis Johnson will reach out to answer your questions and provide you with their expertise for free.

Rest assured your story will be heard and you will be in safe hands with the team at Grover Lewis Johnson.

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