An inmate needs to find a lawyer to represent him for a malpractice suit

Asked over 1 year ago - Boston, MA

He had a surgery that went bad and has documentation to verify same

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  1. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . The inmate can search Avvo's "find a lawyer" for a lawyer in his state. Good luck.

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  2. David J. McCormick

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    Answered . Just because a surgery went bad does not mean that the surgeon was negligent. Many surgeries have less then the desired result or people suffer from known complications. In these type of cases there is no negligence.

    Your medical records need to be reviewed by a malpractice attorney to see if in fact there was negligence. Contact one sooner vs. later.

    Good luck.

    DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being... more
  3. Sean Keith Gusmini

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    Answered . There is no automatic "right" to representation in a malpractice matter (unlike in a criminal matter in Massachusetts in which any indigent person will be assigned a free public defender if the party cannot afford legal representation). That means the inmate must either (a) pay an attorney to represent him/her, (b) find someone else to pay for him/her to be represented by legal counsel in the malpractice matter, or (c) find an attorney that will represent him/her for free or under an alternative fee arrangement (contingency basis). To summarize, if the inmate wishes to pursue a malpractice claim, the inmate must arrange for legal representation and there is not a state or federal right to an attorney for everyone for medical malpractice legal matters.

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