Sands White & Sands, P.A. has been handling medical malpractice & negligence claims for the last 25 years. Our goal is to compensate you for the loss you have suffered due to a doctor or hospital's carelessness or indifference to you or your family member.
What types of claims do you handle?
Over the years, our law firm has handled claims a wide variety of medical negligence claims. Typically, the claims will involve some aspect of medical negligence that caused a significant and catastrophic injury, such as death, coma or other injury that causes a substantial loss of quality of life.
How do I know if I have a claim?
Most medical malpractice cases involve obvious errors on the part of the hospital or doctor. If you are saying to yourself, "That shouldn't have happened", then you should at least speak with an attorney as to whether there is a potential claim. In our practice, we have learned that patients and their families are very perceptive at knowing when a medical error has occurred. To see if you have a claim, first contact our firm and speak with one of our legal assistants, who will take down the initial information and immediately discuss it with one of our attorneys. The attorney will review the claim and personally call you that day to discuss your concerns. At that time, they will likely schedule a meeting with you to discuss the case in more detail. The attorney will request that you sign medical authorizations so that the medical records can be obtained, which usually takes between two to three weeks. Once the records have been received, the attorney will review the records to determine if a potential claim exists.
Will there be any charge for this investigation?
No. We do not charge the client for any fees or costs unless a recovery is made on the claim. At our initial meeting, the attorney will go over the Attorney Fee Contract with you. Typically, the contract will provide that the attorney will receive a set percentage of any recovery on your negligence claim. In dealing with any law firm concerning representation, you should always remember that there is no legal requirement that a lawyer charge a client a set fee or a percentage of money recovered in a case. You have the right to talk with the lawyer about the proposed fee and to bargain about the rate or percentage as in any other contract.