How do I find the best medical malpractice lawyer in NYC?
August 27, 2015 9:43 AM   Subscribe

I need to find a medical malpractice lawyer in NYC. How do I find the best one?

Recently, a doctor misdiagnosed me and performed an unnecessary procedure. The procedure did not turn out well, and I'm now in a lot of pain. I would like to speak with a lawyer to see if I have a case. I don't even know how to begin my search.

There are plenty of sites that are basically directories for lawyers, but none of them give you any idea how good/experienced/successful they are. Likewise, if I google for malpractice lawyers in NYC, I get tons of results, but I don't know how to choose a lawyer.

I welcome any advice you have on how to choose a medical malpractice lawyer. Likewise, if you have specific firms or lawyers you would like to recommend, I would appreciate your recommendations.
posted by Sloop John B to Law & Government (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you want to hit me, up by email (username at gmail), I worked for a great med mal attorney in Manhattan for 10 years.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:45 AM on August 27, 2015

MeMail me, if you like.
posted by holborne at 10:28 AM on August 27, 2015

There are two sites that rank laywers that might be helpful: Chambers and Partners, and the Legal 500.

Neither has a category specifically on medical negligence, but both feature write ups of well regarded firms and lawyers which might help inform your decision.

I did used to work for a similar publication, however, and saw up close how sometimes content is recycled year after year, and their research is not always thorough -- so treat them these guides with a little skepticism.

I hope you find a good lawyer who helps you get some restitution.
posted by NoiselessPenguin at 12:30 PM on August 27, 2015

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