Answers To Common Questions About Medical Malpractice
If you or someone you love was injured in a medical setting, you likely have far more questions than answers. We understand how difficult and scary this experience can be, and we are ready to help.
Below, we’ve provided answers to some of the most common medical malpractice questions that prospective clients ask. After reading, you can contact Pickard Law, P.C., to ask any additional questions you may have during a free initial consultation.
Can any personal injury firm handle a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Legally speaking, any attorney can represent you in a medical malpractice claim. However, these types of cases tend to be very complex and require major investments of time, money and research. Most personal injury attorneys lack the experience, resources and drive to successfully litigate a med mal claim.
Our firm has been in continuous operation locally for more than 35 years, and our team of attorneys has more than 100 years of combined experience. We have a history of success on behalf of plaintiffs, and we have developed a network of medical professionals who can serve as expert witnesses in medical malpractice litigation. No firm can guarantee outcomes, but we offer all of the elements necessary to maximize your chances of success.
Is any error or poor outcome considered medical malpractice?
No, it is not. Even if doctors do everything correctly, patients can still experience a negative or even fatal outcome. And in cases where physicians do make mistakes (as all humans do), the error may not be serious enough or result in great enough harm to warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit. Several criteria must be met in order to prove malpractice, which we discuss in greater detail on our medical malpractice page.
How do I know whether I have a case if the hospital/physician won’t discuss the incident with me?
Unfortunately, this is a very common problem. Patients suffer serious harm or lose a loved one, but doctors and/or the hospital refuse to discuss details or provide an explanation for what went wrong. They do this because they are concerned about being sued. Ironically, however, their silence often forces desperate patients and families to hire a lawyer just to seek answers.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured (or worse) while under the care of a medical provider, you can contact our attorneys to share your story during a free initial consultation. If we are able to take your case, we will work tirelessly to help you find the answers and compensation you are looking for.
How long does a lawsuit take, and will my case go to trial?
There is no standard answer to either of these questions. Some medical malpractice claims are settled out of court within a matter of months, while some take years and culminate in a jury trial. It depends on a wide variety of factors, including the seriousness of the harm, the complexity of the error, and how willing the physician and hospital are to take responsibility for their mistakes. When we take your case, we always work to get you the best results possible, and that sometimes means advising you to reject an unfair settlement offer.
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Pickard Law, P.C., is based in Littleton, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas of Colorado. To tell us your story and learn about how we can help, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Just call 303-647-1453 or fill out our online contact form.