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Medical Malpractice Law Firm Jobs

Medical malpractice claims are a growing trend in the UK and US alike, which means that there are an increasing number of positions available for medical malpractice lawyers within medical malpractice law firms – both on the defending and claiming side. The pay is good and may, in some cases, include a percentage of the client’s claim on top of a set annual salary which will generally range from £40-60k depending on your experience and history of similar cases.

What the Job Involves

Working for a medical malpractice law firm will involve either claiming damages on behalf of a client who claims to have suffered due to medical negligence on behalf of the defendant (medical professional and/or institution). As such, you will be required to review the claimant’s case in great detail, and find similar cases that have been won or lost in the past, thus building your case on behalf of the claimant. The suffering endured by your client may have a significant impact on them both mentally and physically, now and in the future, and the outcome of the lawsuit may have life changing consequences.

As a defending lawyer, your job will be similar but opposite; you will look at the claimant’s case in great detail, and again you will be required to look at similar cases from the past. It is also a good idea to look at the professional history of the defendant, as this may help prove their ability and professionalism. As with the plaintiff, the outcome of the lawsuit could have life altering consequences for the defendant; not only may it have financial repercussions, but should it be determined that the patient suffered due to their negligence, they may lose their licence to practice medicine.

Finding a Job

So how would you go about looking for medical malpractice law firm jobs? Apart from the standard venues of job search – such as job centre plus, who have offices in most towns and cities across the UK – a great place to look is the online law job portal “The Lawyer” who offer a great selection of information for lawyers and those who wish to train to become one, as well as a database of jobs available in various law firm which can be sorted by field. Currently listed medical negligence law firm jobs can be found here: http://jobs.thelawyer.com/jobs/clinical-medical-negligence/ and these listings are updated continuously as new jobs are made available and advertised.

A second way to go about finding a medical negligence law firm job is to contact the firms directly, either through telephone, in person, or by sending a speculative CV through post or e-mail. This is ideally done on a large scale in order to maximise your chances, and it may be a good idea to call your local social services offices to procure a list of law firms in your area who practice medical malpractice law. You chances may also be substantially improved by contacting big national personal injury firms such as National Accident Helpline and InjuryLawyers4U.