Being subject to a medical malpractice case takes a toll on your life. From costly medical bills to losing control over your everyday routine, your life can drastically change due to a medical error.
With over a century of combined experience at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we’ve seen it all. However, when starting a case, one question we often receive is: Is this medical malpractice case worth pursuing?
For those in the process of beginning a medical malpractice case, the case’s value cannot be determined with precision until we have taken the case from start to finish. It takes commitment, dedication, and time, especially when medical malpractice claims can generally take from 18 months up to multiple years to fully close.
So, when trying to answer the question about whether to pursue a case, we believe the answer to this question depends on you, your circumstances, and your willingness to participate.
Here are some additional questions to consider:
Did Someone Do Something Wrong?
For a case to be worth pursuing, someone must have done something wrong. To determine that, we fully investigate your matter with our team to give you a full picture of what happened in your circumstances.
Have You Suffered Significant Physical, Emotional, or Mental Damage?
- Physical damage occurs when the victim has actual physical injuries to the body, along with conditions such as scarring and disfigurement.
- Emotional distress results when the victim is harmed mentally and suffers from problems such as anxiety, loss of enjoyment for life, emotional distress, and/or shock.
- Mental damage, along with emotional distress, can affect a person’s personality and mood with symptoms typically being severe crying and anger, loss of energy, and appetite.
Can You Collect From a Wrongdoer?
Medical malpractice injuries can completely change your life. Apart from the way it harms the body, there are financial stressors involved with each case. The last thing in the world anyone wants is to go through the full medical-malpractice process and not be able to collect money to help you and your loved ones.
From medical bills to the time being spent not working due to the injuries, medical malpractice is already bad enough without the added stresses of going through the legal system without the ability to help. So determining whether the wrongdoer can pay is key to determining whether your case is worth pursuing.
At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our goal is maximizing the value of your case, and sometimes that means extra steps need to be taken before, during, and after it goes to trial to ensure that the value of the case is maximized to its full potential.
This process can be burdensome for everyone, with countless hours spent on each detail, but the end result likely means you will receive the justice you deserve.