Malpractice Lawsuits – What to know

Even though your doctor may have made a mistake in providing care to you as a patient, it may not be considered “malpractice”.  Some details need to be established before filing a lawsuit.  What to consider:

Was there a breach of duty?  Did they violate their duty of care to you as a patient. For example : sewing you up and leaving a foreign object inside of you such as  metal pieces or tools.

Was an injury caused?  A certain action that could cause pain or discomfort to a patient. Something that may cause infection, damage to internal organs, or other problems.  Some issues may be obvious, other not so easy to prove.

Is their proper evidence to support your claim?  Medical evidence must present a sufficient case. In some cases you may sue a hospital directly, an insurance company, or a doctor directly. In some situations all three.  But to start, you will need medical evidence and professional experts to support your case.  You will need to rely on testimony supporting your case files. Your attorney can assist you in defining what is relevant info for your case.

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Criminal Defense and the Public Defender

When paying for a high price defense attorney is not feasible, dealing with a public defender may be your only option. Here are some things you may need to consider.

The attorney you’re dealing with may not be dedicated to your case alone. Rest assured they will do their best to devote their time and attention to your case.  Additional info can also be found as well in the NLADA (National Legal Aid and Defender Association).

Don’t be discouraged if you see your public defender chatting it up with other attorneys or the judge. They work together on a daily basis and respect each others positions in the court.

When given your chance to have a meeting with your attorney, be direct and to the point with your info. The public defender will do their best to fight your case.

Remember, a win for you is still a win for them, so be assured they want to fight their cases for wins. They want to help those who can’t help themselves. For more info talk to one of our lawyers and get their opinion as well.

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Employer Class Action Lawsuits

Class action law suits can definitely prompt sides to use various techniques and strategies.  This can vary from side to side in every aspect.  Both sides need to be ever vigilant when it comes to the other party and moves they might make.

An employment class action lawsuit for instance is when an employer has wronged a large amount of employees.  All lawsuits against an employer are put into one “class action”.

While this method could take longer than going individually, many actions are faster.  The law requires that the class “be so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable”  This means the employers conduct must have affected enough employees that including them all together, and presenting the evidence of their claims, is not practical.

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