We’ve all seen people being harmed in accidents, it’s a reason we try and be safely so that we don’t come into any harm. But when someone you trust, like your doctor or healthcare provider, causes you harm you may want to hold them responsible.
To do this, you would need to bring a claim against them stating that they are responsible for your injuries and you should be compensated. This is called a medical malpractice lawsuit.
And if you’re involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be wondering exactly how long your case may take within the court system.
While every case is different, it is a general rule of thumb that most medical malpractice cases take about 2 years to complete. This includes the time to file a claim, gather evidence, question witnesses and obtain all of your medical records once you are treated. Your case may be slowed down if you have not completed all of your treatments. Your treating doctor’s job is to heal you to the best place possible that medicine can take you. At this point, you will be able to be compensated for the full amount of the cost of your injuries and future medical needs as well. It is not in your best interest to bring a lawsuit before you’ve completed treatments as you will not recover as much money as possible.