Common Questions About Medical Malpractice Settlements
Medical malpractice cases are often complex. Still, many result in favorable settlements without having to go through a lengthy trial. A well-prepared case strategy can make all the difference in laying the groundwork for a successful settlement.
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about medical malpractice settlements. As always, please consult with a lawyer about your specific case.
What is the medical malpractice settlement process?
Which element of malpractice is hardest to prove?
How long does it take to negotiate a settlement?
How are medical malpractice settlements determined?
Factors that influence a settlement include:
- The strength of your case
- The amount of damages (compensation) you could likely get at trial
- The legal expenses the defendant would have to incur to litigate the case
With a strong case, the defendant will be more motivated to reach a favorable settlement and avoid going to trial. Ultimately, however, you as the plaintiff and client have the final say in deciding whether to agree to a settlement.
Get Answers To Your Questions About A Medical Negligence Case
If you suspect that you have a case for medical negligence, reach out to our legal team at Menzer Law. We have offices in Seattle, Washington, and Hawaii. Our lawyers are highly qualified in medical malpractice, one of the most complex areas of personal injury law.
Call 206.903.1818 in Washington or 808.446.7374 in Hawaii to get started with a free consultation.