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Everything you need to know about malpractice settlements

May 30, 2014

If you are a person seeking a lawyer to help with a medical malpractice settlement, then you should not just hastily settle, but take time to set up a meeting with Gloria Law in Port St. so that they can carefully help you consider all aspects of your case.

What you should know about malpractice settlements:

Medical malpractice settlements form part of the personal injury law and can be reached through filing a medical malpractice claim. This means that the plaintiff and the defendant themselves ‘settle’ or decide upon a specific amount or any other remedies for injuries that was suffered by the plaintiff.

When is a malpractice settlement reached?

Malpractice/negligence settlements can be reached either before the actual lawsuit begins, or it can be reached when the actual case has progressed already. Parties involved look favorably uponmalpractice settlements, since a medical malpractice lawsuit can be a very complex process that can last for a very long time.

What are the reasons for a malpractice settlement?

Except for the fact that the litigation process is costly and takes a long time, malpractice/negligence settlements are chosen because:

  • It can save both parties a lot of time and money on court processes.
  • The parties themselves agree upon an amount for monetary reward for damages or pick a resolution that is suitable to both.
  • It is less stressful and it definitely helps to preserve a working relationship between the health care professional / defendant and the patient/plaintiff.

What happens when no malpractice settlements or agreements can be reached?

If the parties are unwilling to reach or cannot reach an agreement or negligence settlement, then the only way forward will be to continue with a litigation case. This will help to resolve any disputes involving any medical malpractice laws and it will resolve any factual disputes.

Since you need to obtain a lawyer for help with the process of malpractice settlementscontact us at Gloria Law at Port St. Our lawyers can help you during the negotiations process, after we have established that you have a viable claim and help you to obtain the most favorable remedy and course of action for your medical malpractice injuries and claim.