Our Screening Process

Determining Whether To Pursue A Claim

If you are asking about a medical malpractice claim, our lawyers want to conclusively determine whether you received appropriate medical care. To do so we utilize the most rigorous screening system possible.

When you contact our office you will speak to one of our two full-time nurses or our medical doctor to explain the details of your medical experience. The medical staff has more than 30 years of medical-legal experience in addition to clinical experience. This experience allows them to focus on aspects of care that have legal significance.

Our physicians and lawyers then have a conference to determine whether there is a basis for a medical malpractice claim. If so, we request medical records that will be required to continue the investigation. The physicians conduct research on key medical issues. The attorneys and doctors then have a second conference.

If they agree the case has merit, a national expert is identified and retained to offer an opinion on the merits of legal action. If the expert agrees that medical malpractice exists, a suit is filed. This process is time-consuming and expensive for our firm (clients are never charged for these services), but we believe the process is essential to a fair legal process.

Pursuing a suit that has no merit is unfair to the client and family, as the case will only result in additional hardship. Similarly, health care providers should not be sued unless a clear and unacceptable error has occurred. Our rigorous screening process allows us to identify the cases where we can successfully pursue our clients' claims — our most prized goal.