Medical malpractice is a highly specialized area of the law. In our area of Washington, D.C., the laws of DC, Maryland and Virginia are all different when it comes to medical malpractice. Many times a patient who lives in Prince George's County went to a hospital in DC and was later examined by a doctor in Montgomery County.
Sometimes there are choices of where to file a medical malpractice case or which law applies.
And proving any serious medical malpractice case requires experts in different specialties - to consult with and testify in depositions and in court.
A lot of lawyers say they are experienced medical malpractice attorneys or actively advertise for these cases. And it's a free country - anyone can call themselves a "medical malpractice lawyer" on the internet, or buy advertising.
So here's a list of questions to ask any medical malpractice lawyer you are thinking of hiring for a serious medical malpractice case - any medical mistake that causes death, paralysis, brain damage, cerebral palsy.
You only get one chance in court. Hospitals and doctors' insurance companies know the experienced, serious medical malpractice lawyers out there. Now you can too.