Skills Your Attorney Needs for a Medical Malpractice Claim
Medical malpractice is a complicated field of law. It requires considerable knowledge and legal experience to pursue a medical malpractice claim successfully. When choosing an attorney to pursue your claim, make sure you ask about the following skills during your free consultation.
Knowledge of Your Specific Injury
The human body is a complex machine, and it can require complex medicine to heal it when an injury occurs. Confirm that your attorney understands your injury and the procedures that were performed. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of medical issues and terminology. This knowledge is crucial for the attorney to identify the mistakes that occurred.
Access to Expert Witnesses
It may be necessary to bring in an expert witness to speak to the medical issues involved in your case. Access to experts within the specific field of medical practice makes it possible to establish that a medical professional engaged in behaviors that were contrary to safe, acceptable, and established medical practices.
99% of legal experience is earned in the law library. Your attorney and their team must be able to quickly research legal precedents, medical journals, treatment records, and more. The stronger your attorney's research skills, the more useful the information they will gather to support your medical malpractice claim.
Ability to Think Outside the Box
The ability to think quickly and creatively is essential in medical malpractice cases. This skill allows the attorney to logically break down the issue and analyze the facts of the case from many different angles. This is invaluable because it allows your attorney to prepare effective questions for the defendant, as well as counterarguments to the defenses presented by the opposing legal counsel.
Ability to Communicate
Good lawyers can communicate with their clients; excellent lawyers can communicate with everyone. Your attorney must be able to communicate with you and their staff, the judge, opposing counsel, witnesses, defendants, juries, and more. Superior communication skills are essential for preparing a medical malpractice lawsuit, examining witnesses, and persuading judges and juries of the merits of your medical malpractice claim.
Contact Welmaker Injury Law in San Antonio at (210) 828-6033 to schedule a free consultation with our team. We are happy to tell you more about our legal experience and the skills we use to represent our clients in medical malpractice cases.