Trouble Finding a Lawyer in a Medical Malpractice Case

I was almost given the wrong medicine by a nurse during a recent hospitalization.  Fortunately, my wife was in the room and stopped the nurse before she messed up.  The doctor said that if I had taken the medicine I would have died. I am having trouble finding a lawyer to take my case.  Why?  Like I said, I could have died.

The reason you are having a problem finding a lawyer is that the damage you sustained by reason of the "close call" are so small that it makes no economic sense to bring your case.  Pardon me for being so blunt, but lawyers who accept medical malpractice cases on a contingent fee basis must be able to recover sufficient damages to earn a fair fee on the effort they put into a case.  As you describe your case, the damages are so small that no lawyer can afford to handle the case.

You might be able to find a lawyer to handle your case if you are willing to pay by the hour, but I would caution you against that.  You could easily end up spending thousands of dollars pursing your case and, at the end of the day, have little or nothing to show for it.


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