Frequently Asked Medical Malpractice Questions
There are many misconceptions and myths about medical malpractice and personal injury law that continue to persist. This misinformation could ultimately cost your family the compensation you need when negligence causes you unnecessary suffering and loss.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
No two cases are alike. There are many factors that determine the value of your medical malpractice or personal injury claim. These could include the costs of your medical bills and ongoing treatment, lost wages, lost earning capacity, out-of-pocket expenses and monetary recovery for pain and suffering.
Do I Really Need An Attorney?
Yes. NOW Law never charges a fee for a consultation, so there is no risk in discussing your potential case with us. Your attorney can handle all of the interactions with the insurance company, consult with experts to investigate your claim, evaluate evidence and defend your rights as a victim while fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Is My Injury Really A Case Of Medical Malpractice?
Doctors, nurses and other health care providers are not perfect. That means there are times when an error may not rise to the category of malpractice. If you, however, suspect that a loved one is injured or ill because of a medical provider’s negligence, talk to one of our attorneys. We will use all of our experience, skill and resources to investigate your claim and help you secure the most favorable outcome.
The Insurance Company Is Offering Me A Settlement? Shouldn’t I Just Accept It?
No matter what, it is always important to discuss any potential settlements with an attorney before agreeing to anything. If the insurance company is offering you a quick settlement, chances are it probably isn’t enough. You may be entitled to more compensation than you know. You want an experienced attorney with a reputation the defense will respect and who will not settle for less than you deserve.
Did I Miss My Chance To File A Lawsuit?
In many personal injury and medical malpractice cases, Pennsylvania law has a statute of limitations of two years for taking legal action. However, there are exceptions. Your lawyer can help you determine how to proceed.
I Don’t Think I Can Afford To See A Doctor. What Should I Do?
If you do not seek medical attention, the insurance company can use that as evidence that your injuries are not that serious, and that you do not deserve compensation. If you do not have health insurance, there are other options for covering medical care while your case works its way through the system.
At NOW Law, seeking justice for victims of medical malpractice and personal injury is what we do every day. If you have additional questions, schedule your free consultation. Call us in Harrisburg or Philadelphia at 717-798-3588 or 215-854-6326 today.