Facts About a Medical Lawyer
Medical lawyer, also known as a healthcare attorney, is a legal professional who is licensed to practice law and handles claims related to medical malpractice, patient rights, or healthcare policies. They typically work on behalf of victims who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of doctors or healthcare professionals. Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and private practices.
A medical malpractice lawsuit can take years to resolve, and there are several different types of damages that you might be eligible for based on the severity of your injury. We will fight hard to obtain the maximum compensation for your case, which may include medical bills, lost income, future earnings, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, disfigurement, mental anguish, or emotional distress.
In addition to malpractice claims, medical lawyers can also handle legal issues related to doctors' employment, intellectual property, and tax law. They also stay up to date with changes in healthcare laws and regulations that might affect their clients' practice.
Many states have caps on the amount of money that patients can recover in a medical malpractice claim. A good medical lawyer will help you navigate these caps and get the compensation that you deserve.
If you have a malpractice claim, your attorney will prepare and file all the appropriate paperwork and will interact with witnesses in preparation for a trial. Depending on the type of malpractice, your case may require depositions. A medical lawyer will be able to effectively question witness in a deposition, which is a formal court proceeding where an attorney questions a person under oath.
Hastings Law Firm, Medical Malpractice Lawyers
4041 North Central Avenue Suite 565
Phoenix, AZ 85012-3330