How long does a medical malpractice settlement take

How long does a medical malpractice settlement take in Maryland?

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Settlement Take?

As you are probably well aware by now, the American healthcare system is far from perfect. From overlong waiting periods to frustrating insurance companies, there are plenty of ways that ordinary people are kept from receiving the level of care that they deserve. Far too often, patients face significant injury due to medical malpractice. Understandably, these patients often file a malpractice suit to receive financial compensation for their injuries. But how long does a malpractice settlement take exactly?

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Settlement Take? 

According to a study by Johns Hopkins, approximately 250,000 US people die every year due to medical malpractice. As you may know, losing a loved one can be not only a psychologically affecting experience, but a financially affecting one as well. Incoming medical bills coupled with the loss of your loved one’s income can make this transition a very difficult one, which is why if you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, it may be best to file a lawsuit to receive financial compensation. 

Medical malpractice lawsuits are unique to the individual, and as such, the time that each lawsuit takes to reach a decision or settlement varies on a case-by-case basis. At the beginning of this process, both parties have the opportunity to conduct a very thorough investigation, which means that your case can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. 

If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, we recommend that you consult a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. If you or your family is struggling financially, it is not advisable to wait. Health care facilities also prefer if malpractice cases are dealt with as quickly and quietly as possible. If you would like to forego the long periods of time that it takes to reach a decision in your case, the time can be significantly reduced by opting for an out-of-court settlement with the health care facility. However, this may not be in your best interest depending on your case. You may find yourself in the unfortunate situation of accepting a settlement too early when your case is strong enough to warrant far more financially than what you are accepting. This is why it is extremely important to have a medical malpractice attorney look over your case to properly and accurately assess its severity and what damages you can seek. 

About The Law Offices of Nick Del Pizzo

The Law Offices of Nicholas J. Del Pizzo

Have you or a loved one been a recent victim of medical malpractice? Contact The Law Offices of Nicholas J Del Pizzo. As your personal injury lawyer in Baltimore, you will be working with an experienced and dedicated attorney who recognizes that people have legal needs that simply do not coincide with regular business hours. We will work hard to ensure that you recover fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, or benefits associated with your injury. 

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