Why an Attorney Might Turn Down Your Malpractice CaseMay 2, 2013
No one expects to be worse off after having a medical procedure or seeking out the help of a doctor. But sometimes things go wrong and the patient winds up in far worse condition than before the operation or tests. While not every injury to a patient is the result of malpractice, in some situations, the injured victim may have a strong claim against the medical provider or institution that caused the harm.
Even in cases where the injury was caused by the negligence of the medical provider, sometimes bringing a lawsuit is not the wise choice. An attorney who practices in the area of medical malpractice can examine the facts of your case to determine if you have a strong enough case to proceed.
Some reasons an attorney may advise you not to proceed with a medical malpractice case include:
- The case lacks a credible expert or evidence. Without credible expert testimony or evidence, your malpractice case cannot succeed.
- Malpractice doesn’t exist. Although you may have suffered a bad result, there are circumstances where this does not indicate medical malpractice.
- Too much time has passed. Your attorney can examine the facts to determine if your case falls within the applicable Maryland statute of limitations.
However, if you think there is the slightest chance that you might have suffered from medical malpractice, don’t hesitate because you think your case might be turned down. Contact a skilled Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. to get skilled, professional advice on whether or not you have a claim and how to proceed if you do.