You have been the victim of medical malpractice if a medical provider caused injury or damages to you. However, just because you had a bad outcome from a medical procedure does not mean that you were the victim of medical malpractice. Nothing is guaranteed in medicine, and in some cases a doctor may do everything right, but a procedure doesn’t turn out as expected.
In many cases, if a doctor causes injuries to a patient, either an insurance company will push for a quick settlement, or the doctor will completely deny liability, forcing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If an insurance company offers a settlement, they often try to do so before the full extent of the injuries are known, which can reduce the amount of the settlement. The insurance company also may try to prevent the injured party from hiring an attorney.
If the medical malpractice case goes forward, it’s likely to be very expensive and stressful. Medical malpractice cases can take a great deal of time to pursue, and a large number of them are not successful. A large percentage of medical malpractice cases end up with no payments to the injured patient.
Therefore, most medical malpractice attorneys will not take a case unless there is clear proof of injuries and damages to the patient. If you have been harmed by someone in the health care field, call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges. They can help. Call today at 855-947-0707 to learn more, or visit us on our YouTube channel for more information.