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Medical Malpractice Suit – Pros And Cons of Accepting Settlement

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, a lawsuit is the appropriate measure to pursue the compensation for suffering that you are entitled. Since medical malpractice can permanently alter the course of your life, you have no choice but to approach litigation by leveraging the very best to do it right. Unfortunately, many who have gone before you have seen the regret of how missteps can cost you.

A medical malpractice lawsuit may be a necessary first move. As you embark on this endeavor with a well-qualified and experienced malpractice attorney, you will likely be offered a settlement. That settlement may, in fact, sound like a substantial amount of money. However, unless you know the depth of damages at stake, you may be tempted to take a settlement that’s insufficient to take care of the needs of your family in the wake of your injury.

Is A Settlement Offer Coming?

Part of our job as your representatives in a medical malpractice case is to find out early on in the process if the defense is even interested in a possible settlement, and if so, then to what degree? If an offer does not seem to be imminent, chances are either the physician or hospital will not consent to settlement or the insurance company prefers their chances at trial.

The Risk of Trial

When an offer is presented, you should work with us to thoroughly consider it among your options. The risk of going to trial, of course, is that there is no guarantee that a jury will be in your favor. Not only will a loss mean not receiving compensation, but it could also mean an exorbitant judgment is do at the end.

Should You Or Shouldn’t You Take The Settlement?

So how can you know whether or not it’s prudent to accept the settlement offer? Should you and your attorney keep pushing towards trial? Unfortunately, there’s not a magic formula to help us decide. The decision you and your attorney work through should be based out of medical malpractice litigation experience. With the right counsel, the choice will feel more like a well-informed strategy, rather than a blind “hope for the best” decision.

Counsel Weighing The Pros & Cons

Medical malpractice settlement is a time-consuming and nuanced process. Do not accept an insurance company’s offer before engaging a medical malpractice lawyer in Santa Rosa. Leverage the experience of Teal & Montgomery for the benefit of your case. With one of our attorneys fighting for you and your family, you can be rest assured that the best possible outcome can be achieved.

Teal & Montgomery lawyers know how to prove medical practitioner negligence. Using our network of subject matter experts, we can establish the standard of care that should have been exercised in your case. If you or a loved one has been injured through medical negligence, contact us today to discuss a Santa Rosa or a Sacramento medical malpractice suit.