The Steps You Go Through for a Medical Malpractice Case

Posted November 10th, 2014 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

medical-malpractice-legal-processWhen you have to have surgery, you are at a vulnerable state. You have to put your trust in the medical professionals to cure your ailment as well as get you through the surgery safely without any complications. But what happens when that trust betrayed? What can happen next?

Like any personal injury case, proving medical malpractice can be a tricky and lengthy process. The first step you should do is call the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone. For the past 26 years, we have helped our clients get the compensation they deserve after negligence from their health care professionals caused further injury. After our free consultation, our experienced medical malpractice lawyer will let you know if you have a case or not.

Once it’s been established that you have a case, then we will file on your behalf a complaint against the professionals. The complaint explain what had happened and what the health care provider had failed to do or not do. Once the complaint has been delivered to the defendant, he/she will have 30 days to respond.

Then comes the discovery phase of the case. We will talk to witnesses and experts about your case. This can take a few months or even years, depending on how complex your case can be. But once we have gathered all the facts, we will then take your case to court.

However, you may settle before the case ever goes into the courtroom. But don’t worry. We will advise you whether we feel the settlement agreement is worth it or if you should take the case to court. And remember, you have the option to deny the settlement, even if you don’t agree with our recommendation.

Once the case goes to trial — and again, this can take some time — it could take only a matter of weeks before a decision is made. If the decision isn’t favorable to you, you will have a chance to appeal. But once again, this can take years and you may not get the decision you want.

But remember, don’t go into a medical malpractice case alone. If you were injured and you believe the cause was a doctor’s negligence, contact medical malpractice lawyer Anthony Carbone today.

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