The idea of becoming involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit can be both intimidating and overwhelming. But did you know that the majority of malpractice lawsuits are resolved or dismissed before they even get to a trial? Or, that you could be named in a lawsuit and then later dismissed? 

 

Although medical malpractice lawsuits can have devastating effects, professional liability insurance coverage can help to ensure that you have guidance and support throughout the process. 

 

Lawsuits develop in various ways and do not always follow the same path. While we hope that you never have to experience this process first-hand, we’ve laid out an example of the path a medical malpractice lawsuit might take.

 

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Anatomy of a Malpractice Lawsuit

Interactive Guide: What a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit May Look Like

Illustrated image of a healthcare professional, a tablet and various healthcare icons.

 

Consider a healthcare provider working in a healthcare facility. Imagine that one of their patients has been involved in an incident and sustained an injury at the facility.  The patient then files a malpractice lawsuit. 

 

As you’re going through this situation, remember this is hypothetical and presented solely for illustrative purposes and does not represent all potential situations or outcomes. 

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