Hoffer & Sheremet's Litigation 101 Guides
At Hoffer & Sheremet, we pride ourselves on providing as much assistance and information as we can. As a boutique firm, we are client-focused and low-volume. We have written the below guides to help you through understanding complex legal processes, and to help you to navigate difficult situations in which you may need legal aid.
When a physician or other health care provider was negligent in the delivery of a baby, and injury results, we call it a "birth injury" or "birth trauma" case. It is a sub-type of medical malpractice. But at Hoffer & Sheremet we handle birth injury cases a little differently from a typical medical malpractice case.
Clients reach out to attorneys at times of upheaval and distress, be it divorce, a bad business deal, or a devastating physical injury caused by a physician. Usually, the attorney meets or even exceeds the client's expectations. However, attorneys can make missteps and sometimes the desired outcome does not happen. After the dust settles, clients start to wonder if their attorney made a mistake and what they should do.
Wrongful Death 101
"Litigation" is an umbrella term that means a lawsuit or case that proceeds through the court system. "Civil litigation," which is what we do, is when the lawsuit asks for money damages. Despite how movies might present litigation, legal processes take place for more than an hour and the courtroom is only one potential part of it. There is more to litigation than going to trial. The litigation process starts before a lawsuit is even filed, and oftentimes ends before a trial.