How long does it take to settle a medical malpractice claim?
These are complex cases and they can take some time to investigate thoroughly and once filed it can take 12-18 months in the court systems in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. An experienced lawyer will explain to you that more and more of these cases are going to trial in today’s climate. In fact, even the strongest cases are still settling at the end of discovery, fairly close to trial. This makes your decision about counsel even more important.
Make sure to ask how many complex medical malpractice cases the attorney has actually tried to verdict in this area. This is a very specialized area of law and we see the same attorneys and firms in most cases. The defense attorneys, judges and the insurance companies who specialize in medical malpractice know which attorneys are capable of trying these cases and which firms have the resources to fund these cases all the way to trial. Your best chance of getting a full and fair settlement for your claim is if you hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney to advocate for you and your family.
If you have question or want more information please call 202-335-0185 or email Ms. Bertram to learn more.