No, your case is not guaranteed to go to trial. Most cases settle before trial, and some are settled before a lawsuit is even filed. However, others must go to trial if a settlement cannot be reached.
If a medical malpractice case goes go to trial, it can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. There are many stages of the trial which can extend the length of the case. Medical malpractice cases typically take longer than other cases because they are so complex.
Whether your Houston medical malpractice case settles or goes to trial depends on what you decide with input from your attorney. There are a number of factors to consider in handling your case, including how clear the liability is, the severity of the harm suffered, the likelihood of victory, and more.
If you have been harmed by medical malpractice in Houston, you should speak with an attorney. Medical malpractice cases in Texas can be very difficult to pursue because of state law. Even if state law wasn’t difficult, medical malpractice cases are always complex and should be handled by an attorney.
If you have been harmed by a medical professional, we can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.