Lawyers also commit malpractice by failing to serve a timely Notice of Intent to File a Medical Malpractice case. In some states, before a lawyer can file a medical malpractice case, he must give notice of his intention to do so. This notice comes in the form of a formal document known as a Notice of Intent to file a medical malpractice action. The Notice of Intent requires many disclosures, the production of a medical expert report and a considerable amount of information by the attorney.
When an attorney fails to file a Notice of Intent, or files an improper Notice of Intent, it may result in preventing the client from pursuing his or her medical malpractice case. Thus, the failure by the attorney to serve a timely or a proper Notice of Intent constitutes legal malpractice.
For more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick has been handling legal malpractice cases throughout the United States. If you believe you have been a victim of a mishandled legal claim that arises from a medical malpractice case, you’re going to need an experienced attorney to help you win your case. Please feel free to contact our office for a free evaluation of your case at 1-866-337-2900.