Legal Malpractice falls under the realm of Personal Injury and Malpractice attorneys. The problem with Legal Malpractice Claims is that you need to essentially prove to cases. (1) That the injuries sustained would have amounted to a recovery; and (2) that had it not been for the other attorney's malpractice you would have recovered that money. Have you been diagnosed with any traumatic brain injury or other head injury besides a concussion? If you were not able to work for 17 months I would believe there is more to it then that. Have you had a Brain MRI, or better yet, a 3T Brain MRI?
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A lot more information is needed. What do you mean by Medicaid not paying wages? Medicaid pays medical bills. Do you have reason to think the lawyer has malpractice insurance? Why have you waited so long?
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The Suffolk County Bar Association has an excellent referral service for those in your position. I would recommend immediately contacting them and getting. the names of several attorneys that may fit the bill
In seeking an attorney on this site, beware of limiting your search to attorneys with a 10 rating, and carefully read the AVVO disclaimer regarding their rating system. There are certain factors that are given great weight which do not necessarily have any bearing on an attorney's experience, abilities, and results with certain types of cases. Accordingly, the rating numbers can be misleading. Also beware of basing your choice on the fee charged, as a low fee, depending on the skill, experience and determination of the specific attorney handling your case, could actually have an inverse relationship to the amount actually put in your pocket.
Given the fact that the Statute of Limitations is expected to run next week it is imperative that you contact a skilled, New York, Medical Malpractice attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.