If you have been injured as a result of the careless actions (or inactions) of a physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider, it is natural for you to want to hold them responsible for their negligence. To do this, you would need to bring a claim against them stating that they are responsible for your injuries and that you should be compensated for all expenses arising from their carelessness. This is called a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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 two 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.
Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Case with a Cleveland Attorney
Medical malpractice lawsuits involve many complexities that can make them challenging to win for an inexperienced attorney. That is why it is so important to work with a seasoned legal team you can trust. If you have questions and would like to discuss your potential case with an attorney, please contact Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP as soon as possible, as there is a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have to bring a claim. Our Cleveland medical malpractice lawyers are standing by to offer you a free initial consultation – call us at (216) 600-0114 now.