Questions About Medical Malpractice
If you have any questions about medical malpractice cases in New York, don’t hesitate to contact the offices of Krause & Glassmith, LLP, to arrange a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about medical malpractice from our clients.
Questions About Medical Malpractice | Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer?
When someone is seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice, there may be times where insurance companies who represent the doctors or the hospitals make an offer. It’s important to carefully consider this first offer, but at the same time it’s important to understand that this may not be the best route to take it.
It’s important that you have an attorney who’s not just going to necessarily grab that first offer, or try to seek a quick resolution. It’s more important that you seek a fair resolution. You want to aggressively litigate your case. You want to find someone who’s pushing hard. You want to make sure that everything’s being considered properly. Often what happens is, if you don’t consider that, years later you’re not happy and you can’t look back and get money for that. You want to make sure all that is considered and all properly looked into at the time that you take whatever eventual offer it is that you take.
Questions About Medical Malpractice | How Much Is My Case Worth?
When considering a medical malpractice case when you’re the victim, and what type of compensation you may be entitled to one day is a very complex question, one that is not easily answered early on. While, of course, if you have any injury, your lawyer, through their experience, may be able to understand the value of the past pain and suffering up till that point. The medical bills up to that point may be clear, but the difficult part is understanding moving forward, how you are going to be doing. What are your bills going to be moving forward?
Not only are you entitled to your past pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages, but you’re also entitled to future problems, including future pain and suffering, future medical bills that could be expected, and future lost wage. That’s something that has to be looked into carefully because you don’t always know what the future holds. You want to make sure that you get the right experts, that your attorneys are seeking out the right opinions, and that you’re understanding truly what can be expected in the future so that you’re properly compensated for all those future problems.
Questions About Medical Malpractice | How Long Will My Case Take?
When a client first hires an attorney for a medical malpractice case in New York, one of the first questions they ask is how long their case is going to take. That is a question that really spins on the type of case you have, not just from the liability perspective but also the type of injuries that you sustained. Liability also plays a role. It might not be a clear case of malpractice. It could be more involved and take experts to figure out.
Were you or a loved one injured by the hands of a medical professional and have questions about medical malpractice? Contact a New York medical malpractice lawyer at Krause & Glassmith today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.