Behind each claim for medical malpractice is a person whose life has been turned upside down by a devastating injury. A medical malpractice attorney’s job is to find the truth as to how a medical disaster occurred, which is often concealed or covered up by the medical professionals who were paid to treat you.
The Wieand Law Firm is devoted to the representation of medical malpractice victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Through detailed analysis of medical records, we work tirelessly to uncover documents that your doctors don’t want you to find, and empowers patients to seek justice. We handle all types of medical malpractice claims including birth injuries, failure to diagnose cancer, dental malpractice, and nursing home abuse and neglect.
When litigating your medical malpractice claim, we will work with top physicians from around the country who provide expert analysis and testimony to help prove your case. We are proud to handle medical malpractice cases in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County.
The Wieand Law Firm was founded by Brent Wieand, one of Philadelphia’s finest medical malpractice lawyers. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, call Attorney Wieand directly for a free consultation at 1 (215) 666-7777.
How Much Do Medical Malpractice Attorneys Cost?
The Wieand Law Firm offers a free legal consultation to people who suspect that they, or a family member, were a victim of medical malpractice. If you believe a serious injury or death was caused neglectful medical care call us immediately. We can help you determine if you have a viable claim and take steps necessary to protect your legal rights.
In addition to offering a free legal consultation, our firm does not charge up-front costs or attorneys fees. We work on a contingency fee agreement. Under this arrangement, fees and expenses associated with your claim are deducted from any award or settlement you may receive. Therefore, you will never owe costs or attorneys fees unless attorney we recover compensation for you through an award or settlement.
Will You Represent Me?
Medical malpractice actions are usually complex, time intensive and expensive. Thus, before representing a client, we conduct a thorough investigation of your claim. The initial vetting process used to evaluate medical malpractice claims will usually include:
- An interview of the victim, or family members in cases involving a minor or wrongful death
- Intensive medical research
- A detailed review of your medical records
- Consultation with leading medical experts in the field
If we believe your case has merit, we will discuss the terms of legal representation and then commence work on your behalf. Our mission is to help you recover compensation for your devastating loss and financial burdens resulting from the incident.
How Long do Medical Malpractice Claims Take to Resolve?
There is no hard and fast rule as to how long it will take to resolve a claim for medical negligence. Medical malpractice is part of the area of law known as complex civil litigation. Due to the complicated nature of these cases, they are usually given extended discovery tracks. This means that the parties will be provided a longer period of time to send written questions and answers, take depositions, argue motions and retain experts for trial.
As with any case, a clear-cut malpractice claim may be resolved amicably between parties at any time before, or during, litigation. If your attorney is able to negotiation a settlement it may decrease the duration of your claim.
Unfortunately, even meritorious medical malpractice cases are usually defended vigorously by defense counsel. Doctor’s are hesitant to enter into settlement agreements for fear of rising insurance rates. In addition, as a result of legislation intended to reduce the number of medical malpractice claims, insurance companies now have more resources to devote to defending cases. All these factors have increased the likelihood that your case will go to trial or even be appealed following a jury verdict. Thus, medical malpractice cases are not for the feint of heart and usually result in prolonged litigation that can take years to resolve.
Don’t be a Victim Twice, Call Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer Brent Wieand of the Wieand Law Firm today at 1 (215) 666-7777.