Tips for finding a medical negligence lawyer

3 Tips for Finding a Medical Negligence Lawyer in Canada

If you’ve been injured while under the care of a physician, then you may be considering pursuing a lawsuit and hiring medical negligence lawyers. It’s never an easy undertaking to get started pursuing a lawsuit if you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, but the right medical negligence lawyer can make it easier on you.

Working with a medical negligence lawyer can ensure you’re not fighting your battle without the proper help. These are our top tips for finding a medical negligence lawyer:

  1. Start researching medical negligence lawyers.
  2. Have an initial meeting with the medical negligence lawyers.
  3. Start your medical malpractice claim.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we have experienced medical negligence lawyers who can help you pursue a medical malpractice suit.

1. Start researching medical negligence lawyers

If you’ve been unable to come to an agreement with your doctor or health care facility, then you should now research medical negligence lawyers to find one that suits you best.

Follow these steps to research medical negligence lawyers:

  1. Create a list of medical negligence lawyers who are of interest to you.
  2. Read through their website to ensure they focus on an area of law that is of use to you and have experience pursuing medical malpractice cases.
  3. Confirm that there are no issues or unresolved complaints against the medical negligence lawyer.
  4. Find out details about how payment works. Most medical negligence lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that the medical negligence lawyers only get paid if you receive a settlement.

2. Have an initial meeting with the medical negligence lawyers

This is the most critical step of looking for medical negligence lawyers. It’s essential to come prepared with a list of questions, and also consult with more than one set of medical negligence lawyers.

These are some of the questions you should ask when meeting with a medical negligence lawyer:

  • How many medical malpractice cases have you handled in the past five years?
  • How much experience do you have with my type of case? Are you familiar with my type of injury?
  • Can you tell me about some of the settlements you’ve won for your previous clients?
  • How much trial experience do you have?
  • How long will it take you to resolve my claim?
  • What kind of damages can I expect to receive?
  • Who will I primarily communicate with, and how often can I expect to receive updates on my case?

During your initial consultation with a medical negligence lawyer, they’ll also want some information from you, such as a timeline of events and what steps (if any) you’ve taken so far to pursue a medical malpractice case.

Your medical negligence lawyer will ask you some questions to confirm that you had a doctor-patient relationship with the defendant, that they failed to provide a professional standard of care, and that the substandard care caused you to suffer from medical harm.

Don’t be shy about asking questions! You need to ensure that the medical negligence lawyer you hire is a good fit for you. Along with getting good answers to your questions, you should also feel that your medical negligence lawyer is compassionate, supportive, and that they’ll be there for you every step of the way.

3. Start your medical malpractice claim

You should proceed with starting your medical malpractice claim. If you follow the first two steps, you should be on your way to taking the correct legal action for your medical malpractice claim. Ensure that you are able to provide the necessary documentation or evidence for your claim to your lawyer. The lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh will fight for you in court and ensure you get the settlement you deserve.

How can Sommers Roth & Elmaleh help me find a medical negligence lawyer?

If you’re looking for a medical negligence lawyer, then we can help you at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh. We’re recognized as one of Canada’s leading medical malpractice firms, with a highly trained and dedicated staff of medical negligence lawyers.

These are just a few examples of the types of medical malpractice law that we have pursued cases in:

  • Injury at birth
  • Cerebral palsy and spina bifida
  • Prenatal testing errors (wrongful birth)
  • Medical misdiagnosis
  • Hospital and nursing errors
  • Prescription errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Wrongful death

Our firm has over 50 years of experience representing people who’ve been injured by medical malpractice. If you’ve tried settling with your doctor, hospital, or other medical facilities, and had your claim dismissed by them, then you need to meet with a medical negligence lawyer from our team.

When you sit down with a medical negligence lawyer from our firm, they can tell you:

  • How strong a case you have for medical malpractice.
  • How much experience our firm has with dealing with your type of injury or neglect.
  • What kind of compensation our firm may be able to get for you.
  • What your next steps should be if you want to hire a medical negligence lawyer from Sommers Roth & Elmaleh.

You’re not alone if you’ve been a victim of medical negligence. A good medical negligence lawyer can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Contact Us About Finding a Medical Negligence Lawyer

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we offer you a free consultation with a medical negligence lawyer to discuss your case. And we don’t get paid unless you win!

To learn more about how a medical negligence lawyer can help you win your medical malpractice case, you can give us a call at 416-961-1212 or contact us online.

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