Fairfax, VA asked in Medical Malpractice for Virginia

Q: If you think you have a malpractice claim what is the first step you should take?

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Anthony M. Segura

  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The first step is to gather the pertinent medical records and contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the case. If the lawyer is interested in the case, they will review the records and inform you whether your should further pursue the case. If you have trouble gathering the records, the lawyer can assist you with that as well.

Timur Akpinar agrees with this answer

Timur Akpinar


A: Many attorneys in this area give free consultations; and the general manner of handling such cases is on a contingency basis, meaning that the attorney/law firm charges a fee only if they achieve a favorable outcome through settlement or jury verdict. Ask the attorney about how she/he determines attorney fees.

Tim Akpinar

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