If you have been the patient of a doctor for a problem that only got worse under his care, then you might be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against this physician. Especially if you got worse and missed so much time from work that you suffered with a loss of earnings that caused you financial hardship. Or if the condition got so much worse that you had to spend time in the hospital causing you even more medical bills. This is the time you need to hire one of the many medical negligence lawyers.
Standard of care
Often the standard of care for your health problem was not followed by this physician and is the cause of your health getting worse. Medical negligence lawyers that specialize in this type of law will be able to advise you on what steps you need to follow in your state to get some financial relief from an incompetent doctor.
It has often been reported that patients throughout the US are injured due to incompetent doctors who fail to diagnose cancer, trauma during birth and birth injuries as well as loss to family members due to wrongful death. But in some state’s physicians are protected by laws that are designed to cap any damages even when malpractice happens. But you will never know this until you hire an attorney to help you with the laws in your state. Remember each state has different laws covering medical malpractice.
Hire on contingency
If you think that you are unable to hire an attorney because you have no money, most attorneys in this specialization are hired on a contingency basis. This means that they don’t get paid until your case is settled and you get any settlement money. This also is a great incentive for an attorney to do their best work for you.