Average Cost Of Medical Malpractice Lawsuit  

Typically a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed against a doctor, a medical practice firm or hospital by the plaintiff.

Medical cases are highly technical in nature and tend to be more expensive for the plaintiff and the accused in the end. Lawyers who specialize in this subject are called the medical malpractice lawyers and many of them work on the basis of contingency. They charge the legal fees only if the plaintiff wins the case.

However, the percentage on compensation of the plaintiff is discussed before the case starts between the lawyer and the plaintiff. It could be anything from 20 percent to 40 percent of the final settlement awarded by the court. This percentage could depend on many factors like the lawyer fees in your area, the popularity of the lawyer, and the firm’s reputation.

For a basic medical malpractice suit the ongoing costs could range from $20,000 to $50,000 and if the case is much higher in severity, then the case running costs can be as much as $100,000.

Among all cases, medical malpractice cases tend to be extremely difficult and expensive. The attorneys who take up such cases first investigate their clients thoroughly and also they tend to be choosy and picky about who their client should be. A lot of things are investigated by the attorney such as the doctor and patient relationship, and if the doctor was extremely unreasonable in his treatment and so on.

However, suing for medical malpractice is a long process because of the number of investigations and the costs involved.

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