Sometimes it’s obvious, but sometimes it’s murky. That’s especially true if the victim was already sick or badly injured when another unexpected event tipped them over the edge. A good attorney will carefully sort through all the pieces of the puzzle. In a malpractice case, for example, that means looking at the entire medical records, and often the “meta data” behind any electronic records, plus imaging studies, professional literature, and consultations with experts in the applicable field as well as other attorneys who may have worked on similar cases. This takes time, but it’s worth it, because you don’t want to file a legal case until you know exactly what you’re faced with.
Looking at Potential Medical Malpractice Cases