There are many advantages to retaining the services of an attorney who is also a physician. One of the main areas where a client will benefit from having a lawyer who is also a licensed medical doctor will be the medical records. The majority of the evidence necessary to winning a case will be located in the medical records. If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you need an attorney who is not only familiar with medical malpractice law, but with the medical field as well. A medical malpractice attorney who is also a physician will understand how to interpret medical records and look for signs of medical negligence by the medical staff. The attorney will then be able to question the medical staff in a deposition.
A deposition is a formal question and answer process that allows an attorney to probe the medical staff well beyond what is contained in the medical records. The deposition allows the attorney to dig deeper into the mindset of the medical staff who were negligent and find out their thought processes and reasoning behind their decision that led to the medical negligence.
When dealing with attorneys who do not have a strong medical background, doctors and medical staff understand how to use medical jargon to throw a lawyer off track and confuse the attorney. Dr. Bruce Fagel has a strong medical background, including over 10 years experience as an emergency room physician. Dr. Fagel knows exactly what happens in hospitals, doctor's offices, and medical centers, and how a medical staff should function under various medical situations. If medical negligence occurred, Dr. Fagel knows how to interpret the medical records and what questions to ask to get the answers necessary to prove the medical malpractice case. Having this strong medical background, along with the fact that the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates only handle medical malpractice cases gives Dr. Fagel a strategic advantage when dealing with negligent medical staff.
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