How Do I Know I Have A Medical Malpractice Case? How Do I Know My Lawyer Thinks I Do Too?

Medical Malpractice Mistakes

So you think a family member, friend, or yourself have been harmed by medical malpractice. But you aren’t exactly sure. You decide to look it up online and you decide that you should probably talk to an attorney. You call a law firm and make an appointment to speak with an attorney now. And when you walk in, the first thing out of your mouth is “I am not the type of person to sue, but . . . .”

The fact is, very few people are actually the type of people to sue. But if you truly feel the need to find an attorney and go to his or her office, you likely do have a case. And you shouldn’t risk letting someone get away. When someone else causes harm to you which costs you money, pain, and suffering, you should get compensated from it! Especially in medical malpractice cases; these cases deal with your HEALTH. Money can never remedy damage to your health. This is why you need to have a trained professional evaluate your case and make the ultimate decision whether or not you have been aggrieved and there is a remedy for your harm.

But sometimes you can tell when your lawyer is not behind you and your case. Some firms just want to turn out cases as fast as they can with the mere goal of settling the case to move on to the next one. I call these “TV law firms.” You are less so a client, but more just a check. And they will treat you like that. But how do you know if your lawyer actually cares or just pretends they care?

I like what I call the “disbursements test.” A disbursement is a list of expenses that your attorney pays up front, and then at the end of the case you are responsible for reimbursing your lawyer for these expenses. You have an absolute right to these disbursements and if your lawyer refuses to give you one or even begins to avoid this conversation—GET A NEW LAWYER!

But when you do get your disbursement list, it’s now time to break down this list. Look and see how many expert witnesses the lawyer has retained to get opinions about your claim. Survey how much money he or she has actually spent on your case so far. If you have had this lawyer retained for a long time yet there is a very short list of expenses and it is quite inexpensive, it is time to get a new lawyer! But if there has been a lot of money spent so far and many experts have been consulted, this is a great sign your lawyer is behind you and not just churning out clients.

This is why it is super important to hire an experience attorney you who know will tend to your case the way you deserve. After all, this is about you and your health. You deserve only the best to try and make you whole again.

But what do you think? I would love to hear from you! I welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at