How to choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney

How To Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Unbelievable mistake happens to Michigan woman. Giroux Ratton will help her fight for the compensation she deserves. Medical mistakes and negligence happen over 100,000 times a year. We trust our doctors to provide the best possible care and when they don’t and you are hurt, we can help you determine if you have a case. Giroux Ratton has over 50 years of experience. Experienced trial attorneys that you can trust.

When looking for a medical malpractice attorney you need to find out two very important things: 

  1. Does the lawyer understand the applicable law and does he have trial experience?
  2. Is the lawyer well versed in medicine? 

How to choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney - Blog and News from Giroux Ratton, P.C. Law Firm - scary_XRay_(1)Medical malpractice cases are very difficult and you need a lawyer with experience in both Medicine and the law.

When deciding who to hire as your lawyer in a medical malpractice case, you should research that lawyer closely. If he doesn’t do medical malpractice as a significant part of his practice, he’s not qualified to handle your case. 

Do I Have A Case?
With medical malpractice, you must establish that the licensed medical profession--a doctor or a nurse--violated the acceptable standard of care. Michigan has gone out of its way to complicate the system and make it very difficult for the aggrieved party to get a just result in our court system. The standard of care that you must show a doctor violated is what an average doctor would do. I personally don’t know anyone who wants themselves or their loved ones cared for by an average physician. 

You Deserve Quality Medical Care and Quality Legal Representation!
You deserve quality medical care and if the doctor has done something he should not have done or your medical provider has performed an act that has left you injured, you deserve to have an excellent legal representative to pursue a medical malpractice case for you. So when you’re interviewing your lawyer about a medical malpractice case you need to be sure of a couple things.

Experienced Trial Attorneys that can take on the big Hospitals
You need a lawyer who’s willing to go to trial for you, to put your case forward. Many lawyers are afraid of taking on a big hospital or a big corporate entity or they are afraid to take a chance on a jury trial. We at Giroux Ratton are not. We’ve been doing it for many years and we’ve probably handled a case against every hospital in Michigan. 

You need a lawyer who can represent you aggressively and address the medical issues in your case. You need a lawyer who’s willing to take time to dig into the medical records and understand what the medicine is and how the malfeasance occurred, or how the adverse result came to be. What many people don’t understand, based on some of the things they see on television, is that the laws in Michigan are quite pro-doctor and there are strict requirements which must be met in order to proceed with a medical malpractice case.  As such, if the law firm you pick to represent you does not handle medical cases as part of the lion’s share of the firm’s practice, the law firm and the lawyer are probably doing  you a disservice.

The lawyers at Giroux Ratton have extensive experience handling and winning medical cases and partner Michael Ratton is a trained nurse who practiced nursing medicine before he became a lawyer.  Michael Ratton, Robert Giroux and all the experienced attorneys at the firm would be happy to talk to anyone who has suffered injury or the loss of a loved one due to malpractice.


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