When considering pursuing a medical malpractice claim it is important to remember that for a case to have legal merit, four main principles must be established:
- Breach of duty
- Breach of standard of care
- Proximate cause of damages
Qualified legal representation is generally a necessity in pursuing a malpractice case, however it is often difficult to gain the interest of a busy attorney who specializes in and understands medical malpractice. Attorneys often refer prospective clients to AMFS to obtain an Initial Case Review for merit. This is a logical first step, which minimizes investment of time and money, and provides you with an opinion of merit rendered by a member of our Physician Advisory Panel. Armed with an opinion of merit, it will be much easier to approach qualified malpractice attorneys and gain their interest in taking your case.
In addition to our Initial Case Review service, AMFS can help you retain highly qualified medical experts willing to review your records, write reports and discuss the merits of your case with potential attorneys. Since 1990, tens of thousands of attorneys have come to us for the same reasons; they need quality, objective, "call it as we see it" case evaluations and quality testifying medical experts.
It is important to remember that many injuries and poor outcomes are not necessarily the result of malpractice. There can be no guarantee that a reviewing physician will find that the four principles established (above) were met.
Please Note: AMFS does not provide referrals to treating physicians.
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