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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?


If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury or loss in the healthcare system, it is not always clear whether medical malpractice has occurred. Unexpected and catastrophic outcomes may be a clue that malpractice has occurred, but that is not always the case.  If you have questions about whether you may have a case, contact Bill Maddix, your Minnesota medical malpractice lawyer, for a free consultation.


How Potential Cases are Reviewed for Merit


Bill handles only those cases which meet the strict requirements of Minnesota law and are supported by appropriate medical experts after an objective review of the relevant facts.


When screening cases, Bill first determines whether the statute of limitations has expired. (See Time Limits page). If the statute has not expired, Bill will gather the relevant facts and conduct medical research to answer three preliminary questions:


  • Does the medical literature indicate that the the healthcare provider failed to comply with the accepted standard of care under the circumstances?  


  • ​If the provider did not comply, did this failure play a substantial role in causing the injury to or death of the patient?


  • If the answer to the first two questions is yes, Bill determines whether the harm suffered by the patient significant enough to justify the substantial time, expense and risk of pursuing a claim.  


If the preliminary answer to each of these questions is yes, then the next step is to ask qualified medical experts to conduct a thorough and objective review of the case. If expert support is obtained for the case, then Bill will agree to represent you.  

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