How long does it take to litigate medical malpractice cases?

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There is no simple way to answer this question. All cases are different and have a process to them that must be followed.

For medical malpractice cases, once you bring the case to the attorney, the attorney will ask for your medical records and all documentation you may have so that they could start the investigation. The case cannot be filed until the medical records are presented to a medical review panel--which can be an ongoing process.

After we've determined that you have a case, we will do a further investigation, sometimes this can take up to a year. Once we file the case, you can receive a trial date within the first 18 months.

Keep in mind, because there are many different factors that are involved in medical malpractice cases, they can take longer than you expect. Is there an exact time limit? No. Every case is different and some injuries are more severe than others. That is why it is important to come to us as soon as you suspect or are suspicious of medical malpractice. 

The sooner you  meet with us, the sooner we can investigate and pursue the case. There are no benefits in waiting.

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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