VIDEO: What Happens If My Health Deteriorates During My Case?

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Cases can take as little as months to as many as one-to-two years before coming to a resolution, usually determined by the type of case and the elements involved.  The length of time for a case depends upon our aggressive approach to it, how the case is being defended, and the involvement of the court. So, what happens if your health deteriorates in the middle of your case?

If the circumstance occurs, aside from helping you get the best care possible, there are a few things we can do legally to accommodate you and your family in this time of need. Here are the options:

1. Ask the court to expedite the trial date

In certain circumstances, the court can grant permission to quicken a trial date. Depending on where we are in the preparation of your case, this option will help us to get an earlier trial date.

2. Ask the court to expedite discovery schedules

Discovery schedules in a case can commonly get prolonged by the parties involved. If your health deteriorates during a case, depending on where it is in its preparation, we can make sure the proper measures are taken to accelerate the amount of time there is for discovery schedules, which are crucial in the beginning of every case.

3. Explain what makes your case different

A judge juggles thousands of cases in one division, so we can explain that your health or medical needs have shifted throughout this process to make your case a priority on the docket.

In Summary

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen uses a variety of the three options above to hasten your case. We are a unique law firm with longstanding relationships and partnerships locally with the medical community, including some of the finest doctors in South Florida. Our firm understands that by committing to you and working on your case diligently from the get go, we can minimize the risk of health issues getting in the way. If they do emerge, we’re prepared to be here for you and help you through it.

As Florida medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, we’re available for a free consultation if you need one. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-296-1681 or contact us online.