How to Choose the Best Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice cases can only be handled properly by attorneys with specific experience in this area of the law.   This is usually a personal injury attorney who has devoted a substantial portion of their practice to medical malpractice cases for many years.  Medical malpractice cases always require litigation, they can’t be settled quickly like many car accident and slip and fall cases are.   When a medical malpractice attorney accepts a case, they know that they are agreeing to a substantial amount of work over several years and also to a substantial investment in capital to prosecute the case.  A qualified Queens Medical Malpractice attorney is always happy to explain their ability and experience.

Medical Malpractice cases are usually handled on a contingency fee.  This means that the client does not make a financial investment in the case, and the attorney is taking on the risk, only charging the client if they are successful.  This is also why clients get frustrated calling every attorney with a listing, hoping that they will take on their case.  This is a waste of time.  If the reputable Queens Medical Malpractice Attorneys are all turning down the case, it is probably because they have the experience to know that the cost of prosecuting the case is likely to exceed what will be collected, making it “too risky” and a bad investment.  NEVER trust a Medical Malpractice Attorney that asks you to pay an hourly rate to handle your case, if he’s not willing to risk his money, you shouldn’t either!

It is very important that a Medical Malpractice attorney have the medical knowledge required to understand and fight your case.  The best Medical Malpractice firms will have lawyers with sub-specialties such as heart surgery, birth injuries and failure to diagnose cancer.  There attorney experts will have a greater knowledge of their sub-specialty.  They will also have the best knowledge of and access to expert witnesses in that specialty.  It’s so important to understand that the best negligence lawyer in Queens is not necessarily the best Queens Medical Malpractice Attorney.


Hiring a reputable, experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney that will take your case on a contingency fee is a must.  Don’t pay hourly for a Medical Malpractice Attorney!

Contact Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we are highly experienced Queens Medical Malpractice Attorneys and have worked with medical malpractice clients from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island for over 60 years.   We are the leading Personal Injury Lawyers in NYC. Our attorneys have many years of experience and can handle different types of medical malpractice cases with perfection. Call us for a free consultation at 718-261-8114.

2019-04-16T15:42:44+00:00By |0 Comments

About the Author:

Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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