Sitting down with a medical malpractice lawyer to discuss a case will require understanding a lot of terminology. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the basic concepts of the field before you take a trip to a medical malpractice law firm. Here are four of the most important ones to learn about.
The Prevailing Professional Standard of Care
When a doctor and their insurance carrier attempt to defend against a claim, one of the most common defenses they use is that the doctor was working within the prevailing professional standard of care.
If you are injured and cannot work, you may be thinking about filing a claim for workers' compensation. However, you may have a certain misunderstanding about what it is and is not. Some of these misunderstandings may lead to hesitation in filing a claim because you don't think you qualify for these benefits. The following are a few common misunderstandings workers have about workers' comp.
You think you don't qualify because you were not working
If you're short in disposable income but require the services of an attorney, you may struggle with how to proceed. Fortunately, you may have some success in contacting a law firm that provides free legal aid for those who qualify. There are likely a handful of legal organizations in your city that can help you in this manner, which may be the difference between having an attorney work for you and not having anyone to advocate on your behalf.
Drivers who drive drunk or drive under the influence of drugs are a danger to everyone around them. If pulled over, they are arrested, charged, and held accountable, even if they manage to get a lawyer to defend them and reduce the sentence/punishment. A surgeon under the same circumstances should also be held accountable. In fact, there are just as many, if not more, legal ramifications for the surgeon as there are for the driver when both are OWI/DUI in their respective positions and places.
If you think you're ending your marriage with your spouse on fairly good terms, you may think that you don't need help dividing assets and debts between the two of you. However, creating the divorce separation agreement is can become much more complicated than you think. That's why it's a good idea to have a lawyer involved from the beginning for the following reasons.
They'll Help You Understand The Agreement