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From time to time, a client or friend of ours may ask us, How long does a lawsuit take? The amount of time it takes varies based on a number of circumstances but here are some general guidelines depending on the type personal injury case.

Workers Compensation

From the time treatment is complete most workers compensation cases settle within six to nine months.  If the case must be tried the average time is more than one year and less than two.  The more complex the injury the longer it takes, but ninety percent of cases are complete within this time frame.

Personal Injury – Auto

From the time treatment is complete, most truck accidents or auto accident cases  settle within three to six months.  If the suit is required the time from lawsuit to jury trial is generally a year.  The more complex the case the longer it can take.  The more defendants there are in a case, the longer it takes.

Medical Malpractice

While many cases settle before a lawsuit is ever filed, products cases and medical malpractice cases generally require a lawsuit.  The average time from suit to verdict or settlement is less than two years.

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Profits Over People

There is no “crisis” driving up the cost of health care or forcing good doctors out of the practice.  That is the conclusion of Steve Cohen in his March 2015 article, “On Tort Reform, It’s Time to Declare Victory and Withdraw” published in Forbes, one of the most conservative pro-business publications in the country.

There are no lottery winners in malpractice lawsuits, only victims.  It is outrageous to suggest that pain and suffering should be capped like it is in Missouri at $250,000. There is no end to a patient’s pain, suffering and emotional distress to justify a cap.  Suffering patients would gladly pay that sum for their suffering to end.

This article is the first honest discussion to show that insurance companies have created a panic to get doctors to pay more insurance and to pass laws that hurt us all.  They have traded the rights of patients for insurance company profits.  What a perfect storm, insurance companies gouge doctors for higher premiums. Then they give money to politicians and run ads supporting “tort reform” in an effort to keep verdicts down. The result of this is of course more money in the insurance company bank account.  The article show the profits aren’t even going to shareholders but rather to large salaries and bonuses for insurance company executives.

Wolfgram Law puts people before profits

Do not stomp on patient’s rights.  The stronger the rights of patients, the safer the medicine will be.  What goes on behind the curtain in hospitals around the country needs to be exposed in our open courts.

If you, or someone you know has been injured because of or due to mistakes made by the hospital or doctor, call Wolfgram Law to champion the rights of patients who have suffered serious malpractice and other types of personal injuries.