There’s a general perception by the public that there are a ton of medical malpractice cases that are being brought to court, and many of them are frivolous and are opportunistic attempts to make money. Frankly, that isn’t true, and I’ll tell you why.
We handle a lot of medical malpractice cases here at our firm and we vet them very seriously. We probably reject 10 cases for everyone that we would accept. Medical malpractice cases require an unbelievable amount of man-hours, and an unbelievable amount of money to prosecute. We take these cases on a contingency basis, so we’re not asking the clients for money upfront. We’re staking our money in trying to bring this case through litigation, and all the way to a trial if necessary.
The additional safeguard that exists is that medical malpractices are entitled to a tribunal. That is to say, a hearing before a judge, a personal injury attorney and a medical doctor to determine whether a case has sufficient merit to move forward.
That’s why we are very careful about the cases that we take, and to take those cases that we believe have merit and we believe we can actually obtain a recovery for the client. You can reach us at 617-917-3917 and we’ll be happy to go over your options and let you know what your rights are.