What to Look for in an NYC Medical Defense Attorney

As a medical professional, if you face allegations of misconduct or malpractice, there is a very good chance that your career is on the line. This is why you must hire an experienced New York City medical defense attorney who is qualified to fight for your right to practice. Before hiring an attorney to represent you, you must ask yourself several questions to ensure he or she is the right attorney. Some of those questions are as follows:

Does your attorney understand the law?

When you ask your attorney relatively basic questions about your case, can he or she answer those questions on the fly? Your attorney should be able to immediately answer your pressing questions and provide you with valuable insight into your case. If your attorney cannot answer basic questions, he or she is most likely not the right attorney for you.

Does your attorney exclusively practice medical defense law?

Just as you would not hire a television repairman to fix your car, you should not hire someone who is primarily a personal injury attorney to defend you from accusations of malpractice or misconduct. As you browse attorneys’ websites, look closely at their practice areas. If they do not exclusively practice medical law, or at least have a focus in medical law, chances are, they are not the right attorney for you. Here at Walker Medical Law, we exclusively work to defend physicians from accusations of malpractice or wrongdoing.

Do you feel comfortable with your attorney?

Of course, a strong knowledge of the law in New York State is paramount when hiring an attorney to come to your defense. However, as you know, you cannot have an attorney-client relationship without an element of trust. For this reason, your attorney should make you feel comfortable that he or she is the right attorney for your case. Here at Walker Medical Law, we will inform you of your legal options from the start, we will always be straight with you, and we will always keep you updated every time a new development in your case occurs. You will leave your initial consultation with our firm feeling better than you entered once you realize that our firm is dedicated to fighting for your right to continue practicing medicine, even in the face of an OPMC investigation or any other obstacle. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, give us a call today. We are ready to assist you.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

When a medical professional is accused of misconduct, they must retain strong legal representation. If you require a medical law attorney for your legal matters, call Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer. Please contact the Walker Medical Law firm to set up a free initial consultation.