Why Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Are Rarely Taken to Court
Medical malpractice suits are tricky to take to a court of law for a variety of reasons. Often it’s difficult to prove true medical malpractice occurred. Losing a medical malpractice suit is far more common than winning one, but winning cases are often hyped and get substantial media coverage, leading the public to believe that these cases make it to court on a frequent basis.
In order to be truly confident enough to take your medical malpractice lawsuit to court, you should be able to prove negligence on the part of the doctor or medical professional. Then, you must be able to convince a jury that the doctor or hospital was indeed negligent in your specific case. Juries and the court tend to favor the medical industry, as there is a greater ratio of success and credibility in the medical profession than there is doubt in the abilities of the nation’s doctors and hospitals.
Medical malpractice suits are also rarely taken to court because of high litigation costs. These costs can truly be prohibitive to the average person, and a well-practiced lawyer will warn you of the costs and likelihoods as you pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A strong case against a doctor, medical professional, or hospital may require greater than one incident of malpractice for it to be feasible for your case to go to court. Consider that others may have suffered at the hands of a doctor of hospital; in some cases, there is power to a jury in numbers.
Therefore, if you truly believe and have evidence of medical malpractice, it’s important to come into the situation fully prepared. A competent and highly skilled medical malpractice lawyer is a good place to start. At Franco Law Firm, we have skilled lawyers in the arena of medical malpractice who can assist you in understanding the legalities and chances of your case going to court.