Medical malpractice is such an elaborate topic that brings on an abundance of questions. Throughout the time of the medical malpractice lawyers practice, there has been many reoccurring questions that victims of malpractice tend to ask. Some of those questions include, but are not limited to the following:
Question: How long does it take to resolve a malpractice case?
Answer: Every case is unique, which means that the amount of time it would take to resolve the case varies greatly. Something that can be said is that due to its intricate nature, medical malpractice cases are one of the most time-consuming personal injury cases.
Question: What is the cost of hiring a medical malpractice lawyer?
Answer: At Percy Martinez Law Firm, like many other law firms, they work on contingency fees. This means that the only way the plaintiff would be liable for paying for the legal costs would be if the firm successfully wins the case. Once they have won, they would collect a percent of the amount that was awarded.
Question: Why would a medical professional not be automatically liable for any damages acquired during a procedure?
Answer: For a lawsuit to prevail, negligence must have been exercised by the medical professional in question. In addition, the negligence that they committed must have led to the injury endured. Likewise, the injury endured must have resulted in some sort of damage. The plaintiff must show how the medical professional was negligent.
Question: Will the case end with a settlement or make it to trial?
Answer: A claim can go two ways: trial or settlement. Factors that influence whether a case settles or makes it to trial depends on the amount offered in the settlement, whether there is sufficient evidence to go to trial, and the chances of winning in court. Sometimes, it is wiser to settle a case that a plaintiff knows they would not have a chance to win at court. Additionally, the plaintiff needs to outweigh the amount of money and time that will be spent in going to trial.
Question: Does the firm represent hospitals and physicians?
Answer: No. The dedication of Percy Martinez Law Firm in Tampa is only to those individuals that were injured due to a medical professional’s negligent acts or reckless actions.
Question: Can someone other than a physician be sued for a medical malpractice?
Answer: Yes. Any medical professional that partook in the care or treatment of the victim can be sued for a malpractice case.
Question: Could I still file a malpractice claim if I did not follow the physician’s orders?
Answer: That depends on the severity of the negligence that the doctor committed and the degree in which the instructions were not followed according to the doctor’s orders. In cases where the patient may have contributed to their injury, the plaintiff may be deemed comparatively negligent.