How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case take?

Because medical malpractice cases are complicated, involving testimony from numerous doctors, nurses and expert witnesses, the typical case can take anywhere from 12 to 36 months to get to trial from the time the case is filed with the appropriate court. Prior to filing, months may be spent in investigating the case and preparing it for filing. In most cases, we will extensively review your case before ever filing, including obtaining and reviewing all relevant medical records, investigating medical conditions and procedures and locating and working with expert witnesses. Bottom line, it is rarely a speedy process. If you are considering filing a medical malpractice action you should be prepared to work with your attorney for many months to get the justice that you deserve.