Do I Need An Attorney To File A Medical Malpractice Case?

When medical negligence leaves you or a family member suffering from a serious injury or you lose a loved one because of substandard care in a hospital, the question of whether or not to hire an attorney often arises. Sadly, far too many people get caught-up worrying about the cost of hiring legal counsel and whether they have a valid case that many fail to act in a timely manner, causing them to miss out on much needed compensation.

At Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas, in Canton, we understand that hiring an attorney to handle your medical malpractice case is a major decision and one that shouldn't be made without careful consideration. That's why we would like to take the time to help you understand your case and rights as well as the benefits of working with our firm.

Your Case May Be More Complex Than You Realize

Medical malpractice cases differ from other personal injury claims in that, in addition to potentially involving numerous parties, you will likely be up against a hospital and their team of attorneys. This in and of itself can be intimidating. Now add the fact that the burden of proof will be on you to show the doctor, hospital, facility or medical professional was negligent in their duty and failed to meet the standard of care.

After considering all of this it becomes easy to see why medical malpractice cases can be so complex and why so many victims hesitate to take action.

You May Need Substantial Information And Know How To Get It

In order to present an effective case, plaintiffs not only need to understand the law and their rights, they also need to provide detailed evidence that carefully lays out what happened, how it happened and what the result was. Evidence often includes:

  • A detailed outline of events
  • Medical records
  • Test results
  • Hospital reports
  • Testimony from hospital staff
  • Expert testimony that supports a victim's claim for compensation

Gathering this evidence can be a major undertaking, which leaves most people feeling ill-equipped to handle matters on their own.

The Benefits Of Working With A Skilled Attorney

While you may not feel equipped to handle your medical malpractice or hospital negligence claim, the skilled and experienced attorneys at Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas are. We have over 125 years of experience in personal injury law, which means we not only know the legal process, we also know the most effective ways of gathering important documents and information, and how to put it all together to make a compelling argument.

In addition to our highly skilled and experienced attorneys, our legal team is also comprised of a nurse consultant who will use her extensive medical knowledge to accurately assess your condition in order to ensure we tailor our request for compensation to fit our needs, not those of someone else.

Compassionate. Caring. Committed. — Mills, Mills, Fiely & Lucas

We pride ourselves on approaching every case as if it were our own and giving our clients the straightforward, compassionate attention they deserve. If you've suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of medical malpractice or negligence, we want to help you recover financially and emotionally.

If you would like to schedule an initial consultation, contact our office in Canton, Ohio. Call 330-754-1888, or contact us online to make an appointment.