Medical malpractice lawyers will look at the following areas before considering to take on a medical malpractice case. Here are some areas they will consider.
Credibility – The attorney will consider if the client is a decent character and if a wrongful death is involved the representative is related to the deceased.
Nature and extent of the injuries/damages – The injuries or damages should be substantial and permanent. Small damages may not be economically feasible because court appearances will be costly.
The “WOW factor” – An attorney will be more willing to take on a case if he/she can convince a court that a serious mistake had taken place and his/her client was badly injured due to the negligent dentist.
Locating experts – Expert witnesses are used to strengthen and simplify a case to the court. If experts in this field are easily available, an attorney will be more willing to take on a case. Expert witnesses will also be used for dental product liability claims, as the attorney will have to locate an expert who has a good knowledge of the product, its manufacturing process, and its purpose.
Significant ongoing permanent injury or death – If the plaintiff has suffered significant damage like permanent brain damage, paralysis, loss of a limb, or loss of vision, the court will most likely favor the plaintiff.
Significant wage loss or loss of future earning capacity – If the plaintiff has not been able to function at work due to the injury or has not been able to attend work, there is a good chance an attorney will represent the plaintiff’s case.