Why Patients Should Hire a Lawyer to Make Medical Malpractice Claims

Each year in the United States, over 100,000 people pass away as the result of negligence in medical treatments and procedures. Hundreds of thousands more patients are injured annually from medical malpractice. While the injuries can be devastating, patients can find help in seeking compensation through medical malpractice claims. At Maloney-Lyons, our experienced attorneys help victims of medical malpractice in Mobile, Alabama, get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

Who Patients Should Contact to File a Claim

Filing medical malpractice claims can be confusing for victims unless they hire a lawyer. An experienced lawyer knows the laws and requirements associated with filing these types of claims. Lawyers can help patients to get the compensation they deserve. In addition, a lawyer will contact the necessary medical professionals to testify to the validity of the malpractice claim. A lawyer will also handle all court proceedings, which will take significant stress off the patient.

Malpractice victims should be sure to thoroughly research a lawyer’s experience, credentials and rate of success before hiring him or her. Hiring an experienced lawyer will typically mean more money and less frustration for the patient.

What Constitutes a Medical Malpractice Claim

In order to file a medical malpractice claim, the following have to be proven:

  • The patient received medical care from a medical professional or facility

  • Negligence occurred while the patient was under this care

  • Death, injury or damage occurred because of the negligence

Call Maloney-Lyons at (800) 809-3669 today to discuss your medical malpractice case with an experienced attorney from our firm. We help victims of medical malpractice seek more than just monetary compensation – we also help them to seek justice.