What should I do if I’ve been injured?

Answer: If you or someone in your family has been injured, you should seek competent professional advice as soon as possible to evaluate whether  you have a claim for Medical negligence or personal injury.  Since there are many kinds of medical claims, and the cause of an injury is not always clear, it is imperative that you speak with someone who is trained in these types of situations.

Why is it important to seek advice promptly?

Answer: Seeking legal help promptly helps to ensure that all relevant evidence is preserved and not inadvertently destroyed or lost.  It is also important to comply with statutes of limitations and other legal requirements which could prevent the opportunity to seek remedy if not filed in a timely manner.

How is it determined if I have a valid claim?

Answer: For potential medical malpractice cases, an attorney will evaluate the medical records, undertake research of medical literature and consult with physicians in multiple specialties, as necessary, to determine the following:  (a) was there a departure from applicable standards of medical care, and (b) whether such departure, in fact, caused injury.  Because Ms. Amell is a registered nurse in addition to holding a law degree, and has investigated and litigated cases in numerous medical specialties, many potential claims involve areas of medical science with which she is already familiar.  Also, her medical consultant has extensive experience in medical and surgical matters, and in the fields of pharmacology, toxicology and related areas.

Why should I bring a medical malpractice claim?

Answer: If you are injured through the fault of someone else, you are entitled by law to compensation for your injuries. This compensation is available not only for expenses you have already incurred, but for losses you will suffer in the future. If you or someone in your family is severely injured, this compensation can protect against changes in family situations, so that the injured person’s future is secure. Also, by bringing a claim, you may be able to prevent similar injury from happening to someone else.