How to Find the Best Medication Error Attorney
A medication error attorney handles pharmacy malpractice cases, prescription error cases, hospital medication mistake cases and doctor medication mistake cases. If you need a medication error lawyer you might start by getting recommendations from family, friends, or other types of lawyers you may know. You might even start with advertisements. But don't stop there. Before you make you final decision, it's important to make sure the attorney you select is the right one for your type of case. The best medication error attorneys will always have the below characteristics:
Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
Many attorneys have marketing material that seems impressive. And of course all lawyers will claim they know what they are doing. But the information they provide might be exaggerated. The only way to find out if the attorney can do the job is to find out whether they have been rated by a non biased and independent rating system. In Florida for example, you should never hire a personal injury lawyer unless they are certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer. A Board Certified Florida Civil Trial lawyer must have practiced law for more than 5 years, must pass a competency exam, and must have been involved in at least 15 trials. The requirements are so tough that less than 1% of all attorneys in Florida are board certified Civil Trial Lawyers. The lawyer you select should also be rated "AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. AV is the highest rating possible for an attorney both in ethics and ability. It is based on evaluations from judges and lawyers that have rated the lawyer based on their interactions.
Knowledge of Personal Injury Law in Your State
Personal injury law in each state is different. That is why it's very important to higher a lawyer that holds a license to practice law in the state where the injury occurred. It is also important, however, to hire a lawyer that knows the personal injury laws of your state.
On the other hand, you should not worry about where in your state the attorney's office is located. A good personal injury attorney can handle a personal injury case wherever it occurred. For example, the best personal injury attorney's in Florida are so highly sought after that they handle cases throughout the state.
Experience handling Medication Error Cases
Book smarts is not enough. Handling personal injury cases in general is not enough either. The attorney you hire should have experience handling all types of medication error cases including pharmacy malpractice, prescription errors, hospital medication mistakes, and doctor medication mistakes. If not then the lawyer will be learning on your case.
Furthermore, the attorney should have experience in all aspects of handling a medication error case including conducting an investigation, negotiating, filing a law suit, participating in discovery, taking depositions, going to mediation, settlement, and of course trial.
Willingness to put the Interests of the client ahead of the attorney's interest
Lawyer's should put their client's interest ahead of their own. But many do not do so. For example, some lawyers exaggerate what they can accomplish before the potential client has hired them in order to sign up the case. Later, when a settlement offer is made that is substantially lower than the lawyer suggested before signing up the case, the lawyer will claim something about the case has changed and encourage you to take it.
Another example, involves lawyers that never file lawsuits. They are settlement lawyers. They try to settle cases as fast as possible. It doesn't matter to them if they don't get full value, because the quick settlement allows them to move on to the next case. You do not want this type of lawyer.
Willingness to take a case to trial when it makes sense to do so
Some cases should not go to trial because there is a substantial chance of losing or the offer to settle is high enough that it does not make sense to go forward. However, your lawyer should be prepared and have the ability to go to trial if your case warrants it.
High quality legal services
A lawyer cannot guarantee a result. However, the lawyer can provide the highest quality legal services possible. Unfortunately, this is hard for a client that has no legal experience to assess. Of course there are some things a potential client can look for however. For example, the best medication error lawyers have systems in place to make sure each case is properly worked up, make sure phone calls are returned promptly, make sure all questions are answered, and to make sure all clients are kept up to date with the progress of their case.
Potential clients can also find out what other people are saying about the attorney. If former clients are happy with the lawyer's services, it may lend support to the fact that the lawyer does a good job. Of course the circumstances of every client's case is different. But when a medication error lawyer consistently gets good results and the lawyers clients are willing to provide testimonials about the results, it can be a pretty good indication of the quality of the lawyers services.
Does Scott Distasio Possess all the Characteristics you want in a Pharmacy Malpractice, Hospital Medication Mistake, or Doctor Medication Mistake Lawyer
The truth is, we cannot represent everyone that calls us. But if we do decide to handle your case, we want you to be completely satisfied with your decision to hire us. The best way to do that is to make sure we possess the characteristics you want in a law firm. To do that, click on links below and come to your own conclusion:
If we decide not to take your case, please make sure you hire an attorney that possesses the characteristics described above.