How Long Does It Take to Settle a Medical Malpractice Claim?

After a serious injury, clients will often want to know, "How long does it take to settle a medical malpractice claim?" Watch this video to find out.

Question:

How long will it take to resolve my Augusta medical malpractice claim?

Answer:

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Medical Malpractice ClaimWe were recently contacted by a woman who had had a negative experience at a hospital here in Augusta. Her injuries were actually quite severe. One of her first questions to us was, “How long will all of this take?” Answering this question is somewhat difficult because the length of time associated with prosecuting a medical malpractice case involves many different factors.

The first factor is how severe the injuries are. If the person’s injuries are severe, then they want to make sure that they get to maximum medical improvement before they even try to settle their case. The second factor is how reasonable the insurance company is that they’re dealing with. How long will it take to prosecute that insurance company before they actually pay you money? Both of those factors are very, very important.

In choosing an attorney, you want to make sure that you find an attorney who is focused on personal injury and specifically focused on prosecuting malpractice cases. Malpractice cases are different. They can take a significant amount of time. They require a certain level of expert testimony that you would not see in other types of cases. They require lots of depositions and, most often, they require significant litigation before there is a resolution. You want to make sure that you find an attorney who has experience in litigation. You want to make sure you find an attorney who has experience in prosecuting medical malpractice cases, specifically. Finally, and maybe most importantly, you want an attorney who has successfully prosecuted claims involving medical malpractice.

If you think that you have been a victim of malpractice and have questions about it, we’d be more than happy to sit down and answer any questions that you have.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to hospital negligence and have questions about how long a medical malpractice case will take?
Contact the experienced Augusta medical malpractice lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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