September 27, 2020

How Long Does a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

Victims of medical malpractice often have questions regarding the length of their medical malpractice lawsuit. It makes sense. When you’ve already been victimized by your physician, surgeon, or other medical professional, the last thing you need is a long, drawn-out personal injury lawsuit taking more of your time and energy. 

Below, we go into greater detail about the medical malpractice claims process and how long before you can expect compensation for your injuries and damages. 

Investigating and Gathering Evidence

The amount of time it will take to resolve your medical malpractice lawsuit will largely depend on the circumstances of your case, such as how serious your injury or illness was, the medical error made, and several other contributing factors. Your attorney will need to thoroughly investigate, review your medical records and other details of your case in order to build a compelling lawsuit. 

Along the way, the will gather the evidence you need to support your medical malpractice lawsuit so it can be used against the liable party in the negotiations with the insurance company and in court. This process can take months or longer based on the complexity of your case. 

Insurance Negotiations and the Trial

Negotiating with the insurance company and/or going to court could take a considerable amount of time as well. Seeking compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit is not an easy way to go about securing the compensation you’re entitled to, but if your attorney is diligent and works to build a powerful lawsuit, it may be worth the effort in the end. 

Obtaining an insurance settlement may be a faster way to be compensated, but going to trial could yield more favorable results, despite the fact that these types of cases could take years to resolve. 

Speak with a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you have additional questions about the medical malpractice claims process or if you are ready for a qualified Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, to get started on your case, reach out to our office to schedule your free claim review. You can do so by calling us at 502-253-9110 or filling out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page.