Seeking medical care is almost always advisable and recommended when you or a loved one is suffering from an injury or illness. Prior to meeting with medical professionals, the patient may be suffering from symptoms of an undiagnosed illness or injury. One job of medical professionals is to accurately diagnose and treat ailments that Allegheny county residents may be suffering from. From the first point of contact to the last treatment or check-up, errors can occur that can greatly impact a person’s quality of life.
This thought isn’t exactly comforting. However, it is true that these errors can impact your medical care and, thus, your health and well-being. If you are starting to wonder, or if you already know, that a medical professional’s negligence impacted your health, there are legal recourse options. Since medical professionals and the facilities that employ them are obligated to uphold a standard of care, a medical malpractice lawsuit can seek to remedy the unnecessary injury or illness one was exposed to by means of negligent medical care.
At Rosen Louik & Perry PC, we advise and guide those injured by medical malpractice-related incidents to their optimal solution. Settlements are common in instances of medical malpractice allegations, as the negligent party or parties will offer remedies due to alleged negligence on behalf of a medical professional or facility. Settlements can often expedite the medical malpractice claims from start to finish, while judgments usually take longer.
Settlements are generally kept private, known only to the two parties involved. This means they cannot generally be referenced as for how much a settlement was decided on unless prior agreement was given by both parties. Achieving a medical malpractice settlement first requires that one seek justice by means of a medical malpractice lawsuit after suffering injury or illness.