How You Can Settle a Medical Malpractice Claim
Often, it’s possible to settle a medical malpractice claim with the responsible party out of court. A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer can help you with your case and will be there for you if you do need to go to court.
This choice is frequently seen as a net positive for both litigants and defendants alike, as it keeps court costs down and reduces the amount of emotional strain of going through a lawsuit.
However, not every case is a good candidate for settling out of court. Read on to learn more.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the result of an act or omission committed by a medical professional that leads to injury in a patient.
In the context of a medical malpractice suit, a medical professional could be taken to include any one person or group that owed you a duty of care. Some examples include:
Although many types of personal injury disputes are settled out of court, medical malpractice cases may have a higher likelihood of being litigated. However, with the help of an experienced attorney, you could recover a settlement compensating you for your various damages without having to go through the trials and tribulations of the courtroom.
Settling Your Medical Malpractice Claim
In order to settle your medical malpractice claim, it’s necessary to have evidence proving that the medical professional in question not only acted negligently but also caused your injuries and damages through their own carelessness.
It’s important to understand that not every mistake is considered negligence. For that reason, it’s often necessary to rely on the testimony of an expert in medical malpractice to certify that the level of care performed by the medical professional fell below the accepted standard.
This can be difficult to do even in cases of what appear to be cut-and-dry medical malpractice. However, with the help of an attorney, you can:
- Furnish the evidence of malpractice
- Properly evaluate your claim for compensation
- Negotiate a fair settlement for your injuries
Medical malpractice claims require high levels of investigation and research to be successful. Reach out to a trusted medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to get started.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Now
Have you been injured by a doctor or nurse? As long as you’re within the statute of limitations for medical malpractice, an attorney from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you go after a medical malpractice settlement.
Call us at 561-659-6366 or fill out the form below to get started.