As your Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys, we take determining the merit of your case very seriously. This is because if we find that your case has merit, we will pursue the case all the way to its conclusion, be it an out-of-court settlement or in-court verdict.
So how do we determine whether or not a case has merit? First, we get the client’s detailed medical history in a face-to-face interview. The next step is to obtain and examine the client’s actual medical records. These are thoroughly examined and reviewed by both our in-house nurse consultant as well as one of our experienced Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys. Finally, if it is found that find a case exists, the records are sent to medical experts, who assess them and determine if they are willing to testify on the client’s behalf that medical negligence did occur.
Once we determine that the case has merit, we enter the discovery phase of the case. The time between when the case is filed and the trial is generally about one year, during which time we build the case by consulting relevant documents, performing depositions, and ascertaining the content of the testimony of the other side.
In many cases the discovery phase does not lead to a trial, but rather a pre-trial settlement. Still, we prepare for each case as if it were to go to trial, in order to build the strongest case possibly. This is a time consuming and expensive process, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. Our clients do not pay us unless we obtain compensation. For a free consultation, contact us today.