How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take? –

It is impossible to predict exactly how long any one particular medical malpractice case will take to finish. All cases are different and it depends on how complex the case is.

A typical range that it takes to complete a medical malpractice case is between two to four years. They are some of the most lengthy and complicated legal proceedings that there are.

The clients of Cirignani, Heller & Harman, LLP have the unique advantage of having attorneys working on the case who are both experienced trial lawyers and experienced medical professionals. This can typically cut down the amount of time it takes to complete the case. With rare exception medical malpractice cases typically require filing a lawsuit and going to court. During the process, our goal is to get the case in such a position that the defendants will negotiate a settlement. However, that is not always the case and we are always prepared to go all the way and take the case to trial for our clients.

Our clients are essentially victims of the medical system and we want to make sure that they get justice in the legal system.
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SURPRISE! This ONE Thing Will Get an Attorney DISBARRED!
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Lawyer Gerry Oginski Explains

It’s a little secret that nobody really talks about.
It’s something you see in the newspaper from time to time.
This will get an attorney in handcuffs usually.

Want to know what will get an attorney disbarred from practicing law in the state of New York?

If he steals a clients’ money.

He can’t do that.
It’s unethical.
It’s illegal.

Let’s say this is a medical malpractice case.
Your case took three years to resolve.
You settled your case just before trial.

Now the insurance company sends your lawyer a check.
For a lot of money.
A check with a lot of zero’s after that first number.

The insurance company does NOT send that check to you.
Instead, they send you a letter telling you they send the check to your lawyer.

Your lawyer is supposed to have you come into the office to sign that settlement check. Then, he has to sign the check. Why?

Because that check is made payable to both you and your lawyer.
Can you get your money then?
Not yet.

First, your check has to be deposited.
Not into your account.
Not into your lawyers’ law firm account.

Instead, it goes into a protected account called a trust account.
It’s also known as an escrow account.
That money is protected.

The only way money leaves that trust account is if certain requirements are met.

Watch the video to learn more…

Here’s a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a million dollar settlement for my client:

To learn more about how accident & medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website,

If you have legal questions and your matter happened here in New York and you’re thinking about bringing a lawsuit, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.

Law Office of Gerald Oginski
35 South Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021

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2 thoughts on “How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take? –”

  1. Is there any way that you can make a video possibly about fake sign the release papers if you were awarded more money then what the true offer was

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