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How do I know if my case has merit?

Each case is unique and turns upon the particular facts and circumstances of the case. Therefore, determining whether one’s case has merit usually involves a multi-step process. First, a qualified lawyer reviews the case to determine whether the type of injury suffered by the patient, and the conduct on the part of the health provider, rise to the level of a medical malpractice claim. At times, this requires review of your medical records, and consultation with physicians and other health care providers to assist in determining whether the actions of the health care providers fell below acceptable medical standards. The case may thus need to be evaluated from both a legal and a medical perspective. Many factors are considered in reaching a decision, including: whether the claim is barred by a statute of limitations, whether the health care provided fell below accepted medical standards, the potential for recovery, and the likelihood of being able to collect upon a judgment if successful. Given the many complex medical and legal issues that will likely be involved, it is difficult for one to reach a conclusion about the merits of the case before the case is thoroughly reviewed and analyzed by a qualified attorney. Therefore, anyone who suspects that they may have been the victim of medical malpractice should consult a qualified attorney immediately.

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