Emergency Room Errors & Malpractice Cases: FAQs (Pt. 3)
November 12, 2014
Wrapping up our three-part blog series Emergency Room Errors & Malpractice Cases: FAQs, below we will answer some final important questions about malpractice cases based on allegations of emergency room errors.
Q – What is my case worth?
A – There is no way to answer this without knowing the specifics of a particular case, and people curious about the value of their malpractice cases can get more precise answers to this question by meeting with an experienced attorney for an initial consultation.
What we can tell you about the value of these types of medical malpractice cases is that it tends to increase when:
- Patients have sustained more serious injuries due to the emergency room mistakes.
- Medical professionals (and/or hospitals) have a history of negligence, malpractice and/or emergency room mistakes.
- Injured people have skilled malpractice lawyers representing them, as these professionals know how to fight for people’s rights to the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled.
Q – How long will it take to resolve my malpractice case?
A – This is another question that cannot be readily or generally answered without first considering the details of a specific case. The facts of the matter are that malpractice cases related to emergency room errors tend to become more complicated and, in turn, take longer to resolve when any of the following may apply to the case at hand:
- A case involves allegations of surgical mistakes in an ER setting.
- More than one defendant has been named in a particular case.
- Patients have sustained irreversible injuries as a result of the emergency room mistakes.
What we can tell more definitively about how long these cases take to resolve is that you shouldn’t expect an immediate resolution, especially if you want to ensure that you eventually obtain the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Q – Should I retain an attorney to represent me?
A – Absolutely! Malpractice cases are some of the more complicated personal injury claims to litigate and resolve, and not having a lawyer to represent you can lead to your case possibly getting thrown out, undervalued and/or unnecessarily delayed.
What’s more is that, after suffering injuries caused by malpractice, you will likely need to focus on your physical (and possibly psychological) recovery, and retaining an attorney can give you confidence that your financial recovery is being pursued by an experienced professional who is dedicated to helping you get the results you need from your malpractice case.
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