How do I file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

The first step to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is to find an experienced attorney to review your case.  While certain medical errors may seem obvious, not every medical mistake is enough to file a malpractice case.  Not only must there be a medical error or mistake, but it also must result in injury or harm to the patient.  Many times,  the outcome of the patient might be the same even with a medical error.

Our medical malpractice attorneys will get all of your medical records.  We review them with our legal team to find out exactly what happened.  If we believe that you were the victim of a medical error, we will discuss your case with a medical expert.  If the doctor agrees with our assessment,  we will then start to pursue your lawsuit.

          To file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must do the following:

  • File a Notice of Intent To File Suit
  • Obtain an Affidavit of Merit from a qualified medical expert
  • Prepare the Summons and Complaint
  • File the lawsuit in the circuit court

These cases involve significant expenses to pursue.  It is not uncommon for a law firm to spend more than $5,000.00  just to see if you have a case.  Once a lawsuit is filed, costs commonly exceed $25,000.00.   This is why we agree to handle our medical negligence cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no legal fees until your settlement check comes in.  We pay all of the case expenses and if your case is not successful for any reason, you do not have to pay us back.  We put that promise in writing to you.   Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to tell us your story and we’ll let you know if we think you have a case.


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