When you have gaps in medical treatment, there is the argument that the injury isn’t as severe as it could have been. If there are gaps in treatment or if you miss a lot of doctor’s appointments, then one could argue that the injury just isn’t as serious as it could have been.
Is There An Exception For Minors In The Statute Of Limitations?
In Massachusetts, a minor child must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within three years from the date the minor’s parents had knowledge or sufficient notice that the defendant’s medical treatment may have caused the child’s injuries, with one exception: a minor child less than six years old has until his/her ninth birthday to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
How Soon Should Someone Seek Medical Treatment After Sustaining An injury?
When you think you should receive medical treatment is certainly a decision for the client to make. Inclusive treatment should be between the client and their doctor. I would recommend that if somebody has an injury, that they seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If they wait too long, the argument could be made that the injury wasn’t as severe as it could have been or maybe it was some other incident that caused or contributed to the injury
Can Someone Even Afford An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney?
Yes. Most cases are taken on what is called a contingency basis. We are paid on a percentage of the recovery. The client doesn’t have to provide a retainer. By that, I mean that the client doesn’t have to provide a check or monies upfront.
What Makes Your Firm Particularly Suited To Handle Personal Injury Cases?
The fact that we’ve been fighting the big insurance companies for over 25 years makes us particularly suited to handle personal injury claims. During that period of time, we’ve utilized those systems to streamline the process. We make it a point to stay in contact and communicate with our clients on a continued basis and we make every attempt to maximize the amount of monies they receive in a timely manner.
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