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What Are The Odds Of Winning A Medical Malpractice Suit?


“What are the odds of winning a medical malpractice suit?” is a common question our team of medical malpractice lawyers hears all the time.


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Video Transcript

0:00 Intro
0:11 What Are The Odds Of Winning A Medical Malpractice Suit?
0:26 Winning A Medical Malpractice Suit: Percentage Of Case Wins vs. Losses
1:11 Reality Of Winning Your Case
1:22 Dr. Chessick’s Record

0:11 What Are The Odds Of Winning A Medical Malpractice Suit?

What are the chances that you’ve done a medical malpractice case that you’re going to win or lose? That’s a question that virtually every client asks me, and I will tell you that statistically when doctor’s go to trial, they win eighty percent of the cases. 

0:26 Winning A Medical Malpractice Suit: Percentage Of Case Wins vs. Losses

Eighty percent of the cases, they win and that’s because jurors are just reluctant to find the doctor negligent.

All too often, it’s due to expert witnesses who confuse the jurors because the defendants can get anybody to testify on their behalf. They’re doctors. There is a white coat conspiracy of silence. Of course, if the defendant is a doctor, he’s going to testify on his own behalf. The plaintiff has to hire an expert as well.

Patients are not allowed to testify as to why the doctor was negligent, only somebody with similar training can do so, the court determines that.

1:11 Reality Of Winning Your Case

The reality is these are very difficult cases to win. I will tell you in my career, those numbers are reversed. 

1:22 Dr. Chessick’s Record

In the length of my career, we have prevailed with a verdict or settlement in about eighty percent of cases we’ve taken. I will tell you that part of the reason is of course my qualifications, training, and experience background in medical malpractice.

There’s another side to it too. I don’t take a case that I don’t think we’re going to win. Frankly, I think we should win every case I take because they are all meritorious, and they should win. But these are difficult cases to win, and doctors have definite advantages when it comes to these cases.

Nonetheless, I, unfortunately, have lots of cases that meet my criteria. I’d be happy to discuss your case and tell you what I think and give you my honest assessment. Costs you nothing unless we take the case and we’ll cover on your behalf.

At LawMD, our medical malpractice lawyers-physicians are committed to supporting families who have been devastated by medical malpractice, failure to treat, and failure to diagnose.  More than 12 of our lawyers are also physicians.  As doctors, we understand the medicine in your case. As lawyers, we know how to use our medical knowledge to get justice for our clients.  If you or your loved one has been permanently or seriously injured due to negligence, contact the Medical-Legal team at LawMD.

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