November 8, 2021

How Medical Malpractice Cases are Paid

As many as 200,000 medical accidents are reported each year. Medical malpractice does not happen infrequently and occurs at a much higher rate than most people realize. It can be incredibly distressing for a patient who is harmed by a provider they trusted to protect their health and wellbeing. 

A patient that succumbs to injury or disease from a medical error can file a medical malpractice suit for compensation. Similarly, the family of a patient who died from medical malpractice can also file a claim on behalf of their deceased loved one. Medical malpractice is a high bar to prove. For victims of medical malpractice in Mississippi, having the right legal counsel is essential to improving the chances that a favorable outcome will apply. If you were a victim of medical malpractice in Jackson, call the Jackson medical malpractice attorney at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC for assistance.

How Does a Successful Medical Malpractice Case Settle?

When you have been injured by your medical provider call the Germany Law Firm, PLLC to speak with the Jackson injury attorney. A legal professional with experience with medical malpractice cases will understand how to examine every detail of your case and gather the evidence necessary to build the strongest claim for the best possible results.

Plaintiffs that file medical malpractice claims have a challenging road ahead of them when it comes to winning their claims. Most medical malpractice claims favor the medical provider. Still, a medical malpractice claim can be successful. If you are able to prove that medical negligence did exist and that it caused your injuries, you will likely begin negotiating a fair settlement amount.

, How Medical Malpractice Cases are Paid, Germany Law Firm PLLC

The amount that you are able to secure from your medical malpractice settlement largely depends on the details of your case and the severity of your damages. When the harm you sustained was not considerable, the medical professional that was responsible will have their insurance pay. For victims that were substantially harmed, a larger amount may be necessary.

Medical malpractice cases are different from your average personal injury case in how the settlement amount is decided. Before a settlement is agreed upon, the medical provider whose insurance is being used to pay must agree to the amount. If the provider refuses to come to the table and is adamant that a victim’s claim of medical malpractice is not true, getting a settlement may not be possible without court involvement. In this case, a victim will have a hearing and a judgment will be made.

Whether a settlement comes from a verdict or by negotiation, a victim can choose how they want to receive it. A structured payment is a fund where a victim receives payments over time. A lump sum, on the other hand, is the entirety of the settlement amount paid out one time.

Speak to a Jackson Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Bob Germany offers support for victims in Jackson who suffered harm from pharmaceutical defects, medical malpractice, and medical device errors. To schedule a free consultation with the Germany Law Firm, PLLC please call (601) 487-0555.

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