About 90 percent of malpractice claims settle prior to trial. This is because of the steps that have to be taken prior to filing, as well as the cost of filing these cases. There is a lot of expense and time involved in filing a malpractice case. Lawyers tend to take cases that are better and more likely to be proven, and where an expert can guide them as to whether or not the negligence caused the damages. This gives people a leg up, because doctors like to be paid for their expert opinion, but don’t like to be embarrassed if they’re wrong.
How Long Might It Take For A Medical Malpractice Case To Resolve?
The initial review of the case involves gathering the medical records and having the correct medical expert provide their opinion about liability. This step could take about three months simply because it can take time to gather medical records from multiple facilities and physicians, and a month for the expert to review the case. In addition, the notice of intent letter must be filed 182 days before filing the suit. At this point, it will already be nine or 10 months into the case. If the suit goes to trial, then it could take up to two additional years. In total, a malpractice case could take between two and three years.
What Sets You And Your Firm Apart In Handling Medical Malpractice Cases In Michigan?
We are not one of the firms that will take everything that walks into door; we’re selective because we like to give personal service to our clients. Clients can expect to receive a call back from us within 24 hours, and they will talk to a lawyer, not just to the paralegal (although our paralegals are excellent).
I’ve been doing this for over 40 years and have tried dozens of malpractice cases and hundreds of personal injury cases. Our firm is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubble, which is a service wherein lawyers rate lawyers, and AV is for high standards both in skill and in ethical behavior. In addition, I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA), which is an organization for the system, and both plaintiffs and defense have to be elected into it. In Michigan, there are 115 members of ABOTA out of 50,000 lawyers. In order to be nominated, a person has to have a high level of trial skill. Without compromise, we bring personable service and a high level of skill to our clients.
For more information on Medical Malpractice in Michigan, Call Medical Malpractice Law Attorney Robert Spector to schedule an initial consultation: (248) 266-7600.