How Medical Malpractice Settlements are Paid to ClaimantsTampa Bay Legal News
Although medical malpractice cases are some of the most difficult types of personal injury suits to navigate and win, victims of negligent medical providers may be able to take legal action and file a medical malpractice claim for compensation. Unfortunately, these cases are so difficult that as many as eight out of 10 medical malpractice cases that go to trial will result in a win for the medical provider.
Still, when serious harm is done to a patient, moving forward with a claim can be the right approach. Because of the difficulties that come with going to trial, coming to the table to negotiate a settlement happens much of the time. This is because even though a medical provider has a greater chance of success at trial, the time, cost, and potential detriment to their reputation that may come after a medical malpractice trial, means that medical providers often want to resolve issues outside of court too.
If you were harmed by your medical provider, you can have your injury experience evaluated by coming in to see one of the Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at Fulgencio Law. Should you have a case to be made, your lawyer at Fulgencio Law will advise you on how to move forward and provide you with the support you need throughout the entire process.
How Are Victims Paid When They Win Their Medical Malpractice Suit?
When you work with an attorney at Fulgencio Law, you will have the benefit of an experienced legal professional who knows how to handle medical malpractice claims and win the most compensation possible for victims. Your attorney will put resources forward to investigate your medical malpractice incident and gather the most robust and compelling evidence to use in your claim and for determining what a fair settlement should be. Then, your attorney will fight on your behalf to help you secure the compensation you need and deserve from your claim.
Victims that are successful with their claims will be able to collect their payments in one of two ways. The first is a structured settlement where over the course of a specific period of time, money from the settlement will be dispersed to the victim. The second is in a lump sum. Lump sum payments happen in one installment rather than several over time.
Before a victim gets their money, regardless of which method is used, it will be sent to their attorney. Costs associated with the medical malpractice claims process are paid out of the settlement money first. Then, when those expenses have been taken care of, a victim is given the rest.
Speak with a Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you believe that you were the victim of medical malpractice in Florida, you may benefit from filing a medical malpractice claim. Come in to speak with a Florida medical malpractice attorney at Fulgencio Law today to learn more about what legal recourse you may have to obtain compensation. Consultations are free, call Fulgencio Law at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your complimentary consultation.