What is the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit?

If you were injured as the result of medical mistake, you may be entitled to compensation through a lawsuit, and you may wonder how such lawsuits proceed.

A consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney is the first step. You may be having trouble getting answers from your doctor or hospital and may be uncertain whether a medical malpractice lawsuit is even possible in your situation. At Joyce & Reyes, we provide a free consultation to answer your questions and advise you of your options.

If you decide to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, your attorney will file a complaint in court which will set forth the allegations. The hospital or doctor must answer this complaint, typically through an attorney hired by their insurance company.

After these initial documents have been filed, a period of discovery will begin, during which the defendants must answer questions and produce documents. When the defendants are forced by the legal system to give answers, the full strength of the case will become apparent to both sides. In the vast majority of cases, a settlement will be reached, providing compensation to the injured person. However, if the two sides are too far apart, Joyce & Reyes is not afraid to take your case all the way to trial.

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