What Is Medical Malpractice?
In simple language, medical negligence is the failure of a person in the medical profession to act within the standard of care expected by their professional colleagues. At Reinig, Barber & Henry, we work to prove medical negligence by showing that medical textbook instruction was violated during a medical procedure. We also need to show that the person suffered harm because of the violation.
We understand that as a victim of medical negligence, you deserve personal attention and care. Our attorneys work collaboratively. They are briefed on and active in all the cases in our office. At our firm, you will get professional help from an attorney who has the knowledge you need. Speak with an attorney, not just a paralegal.
What Is A Viable Medical Malpractice Or Negligence Case?
There is a vast difference between medical malpractice versus a viable medical negligence case. Most law firms reject at least 95 out of every 100 cases that are presented to them. This is due to the average cost of bringing a medical negligence case to a trial being $100,000 or more. That does not include attorney fees.
Attorneys take malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay anything unless we win. Normally, the law firm receives usually 40 percent of the proceeds and the client receives 60 percent.
We work to prove cases in court by using tactics such as:
- Hiring medical experts to testify
- Taking depositions or statements from staff
- Trial preparation
The hard work involved with each medical malpractice case is why law firms are very cautious in accepting a case. We can help you understand the possible outcomes of your case and what your options may be.
Insurance In Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical negligence cases are not like automobile accident cases. In a car crash, someone is injured and the law firm is able to immediately begin negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company.
However, in medical negligence cases, even if the medical practitioner wants to settle, the insurance company could take the case to trial. This can happen if an expected jury award is lower than the expected costs of the case.
Common Cases We Take
Our firm has a long success record of cases involving injuries such as:
- Cerebral palsy cases in newborn children
- Medical mistakes involving children
- Cases which result in lifelong injury
- Medical mistakes where wrongful death is alleged
- People who lose their profession because of medical negligence
Call Today To Inquire About Your Case
It is always good to call a law firm to receive a first impression opinion of your medical negligence case. Phone calls cost nothing, and most law firms are willing to give a snapshot view of your case on the information presented.
We can help you recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, medical bills and future medical care. Call 509-735-0535 or use our online form to request a complimentary appointment.