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Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Medical malpractice lawyers have chosen to specialize in one specific area of law. Many do so because of a personal experience with a serious injury or death of a loved one. Most medical malpractice attorneys represent either injured patients or the defendants in malpractice lawsuits.

Finding Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice attorneys understand that many of their cases will be complicated and risky. This is one reason why many of them take only a small percentage of the cases that are brought to them by distraught clients. It is important for potential clients, therefore, to do research up front. This can include finding legal websites that offer specific information about medical malpractice or even finding a legal website that offers online access to a live attorney for questions.

There are several national associations of lawyers who handle personal injury cases and who have had experience bringing those cases to trial. Since most personal injury cases are settled before they ever get into a courtroom, it's important to know whether malpractice attorneys you are considering have been successful in a trial situation and whether they belong to any of those associations. You may want to talk to your own attorney, if you have one, about finding a good malpractice attorney. It's also a good idea to check out a few of the websites of local malpractice lawyers to see if they offer you any good information that would pertain to your case.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers and Cost

If a malpractice lawyer agrees to take your case, he or she will be spending a substantial amount of money up front to obtain the services of qualified researchers and medical experts. A law firm that does not have a sound financial base will be less likely to have the resources needed to win your case. If your case is solid and the attorney agrees to take it, you should find out in advance if the attorney will take it on a contingency basis so that your out-of-pocket expenses will be zero.

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