How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Were you injured by hospital negligence and want to know, "How long does it take to resolve a medical malpractice lawsuit?" Watch this video to learn more.

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How long does it take to resolve a medical malpractice claim?

Answer:

How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?I recently spoke to a woman in North Augusta whose husband was the victim of medical malpractice at a local hospital. Her question was, “How long is the process?” My response to that is it depends. Medical malpractice cases are more complicated than other types of cases. They do tend to take longer than other types of cases.

The factor that really matters the most, or one of the most important factors, is how badly injured the person bringing the medical malpractice case is. What type of injuries do they have? How long will it take for them to get better? When will they reach what’s called maximum medical improvement? When will they get to the point they are in just as healthy of a state as prior to the medical malpractice itself, or when are they going to know that they’ve actually gotten as good as they’re ever going to be? Those factors really guide how long a medical malpractice case takes.

On the other side, you have to figure out how reasonable the insurance carrier is. How reasonable is that insurance carrier? Some insurance carriers are more reasonable in their evaluation of medical malpractice claims, and other ones put up a more vigorous defense that requires more extensive litigation.

There are a couple of different factors that are involved in the length of any medical malpractice case. If anyone out there has been the victim of medical malpractice or has a family member who’s been the victim of medical malpractice, please give our office a call. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to hospital negligence and want to know, "How long does it take to resolve a medical malpractice claim?" Contact the experienced North Augusta medical malpractice lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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