As with most lawsuits, medical malpractice cases often take years to process from start to finish. Depending on the details of your cases, and what the court considers are complicating factors, medical malpractice cases can take an average of five years. It can be discouraging to feel that you might have to wait so long for the justice and compensation you deserve. But here is a glimpse into the timeline of a medical malpractice case to help put things in the right perspective.
The Trial Process
In a typical medical malpractice case, the preparation leading up to the trial is usually the most time-consuming. You and your medical malpractice lawyer work together to gather the information you need to build your case; that includes medical records, second opinions, and other details of the medical malpractice injury. Depending on how long before you get a trial date, this process could take several months. Once you go to trial, the duration of the case depends on what other details affect the final deliberation.
The main reason that medical malpractice cases might take some time is that they are rarely straightforward. There are many extenuating circumstances that can make it unclear as to what happened when a patient had their injury. For example, a patient might undergo more than one procedure in the span of just a few days before it is discovered that they contracted an infection. Since the patient’s procedures were likely done by multiple different doctors, then it can be difficult to determine which one was originally at fault for the infection. Also, since medical malpractice cases usually involve multiple parties, that further complicates coordinating schedules for when to set a trial date.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When it comes to a lengthy claim process, you want to make sure that you invest in the right lawyers. The medical malpractice attorneys at Snyder Law Group operate on a contingency fee basis; rather than being paid based on time, they are only paid if you win your case. That means that regardless of whether your case takes days, weeks, or years, you won’t have to worry about staggering legal costs.
Call The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with a medical professional that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Give us a call at (410)-843-3476 for a free case evaluation. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.