Medical malpractice cases are among some of the most tedious cases out there to take to court. The majority of the time, the clinic and doctors are going to fight to the death to make sure they are not successfully sued, and will do anything in their power to prove themselves innocent. That being said, what actually happens when a medical malpractice case goes to trial?
A commonly asked question is whether or not these cases settle before even going into court, which does happen in some cases. However, this usually happens right before court, meaning it will still take a long time for the doctors to settle. Doctors also have the right to consent, and since most of them feel they did nothing wrong, they very well might not want to settle. From here, insurance companies can get involved, deciding not to settle even if the doctors want to. Essentially, be prepared for a very complex case if you are seeking a medical malpractice case.
During trial, expect a tough crowd. The majority of smaller medical malpractice cases are won by the healthcare providers, typically for one of two reasons. The jury usually has a lot of faith in doctors, and if it wasn’t a giant mix up or case of malpractice, there is a good chance they are not going to want to believe the doctors did anything wrong. In other cases, the jury may simply not understand the complexity of the case.
These are great times to have an experienced attorney on your side. If you or someone you know is in need of a medical malpractice attorney, consider Berger & Lagnese today. Our team of experienced attorneys will make sure to deliver you the best possible results in your medical malpractice case and will fight the healthcare providers to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
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