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Can I Reopen a Medical Malpractice Case After It Has Been Settled?

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Updated August 23, 2020 | Medical Malpractice |


No, medical malpractice cases cannot be reopened once they’ve been settled. Once a settlement is reached, both parties sign a release in which they forfeit the right to take any legal action in the future in relation to the incident.

Are Medical Malpractice Cases Civil Cases?

Medical malpractice cases are civil cases, and any type of civil case cannot be reopened. You get one shot—no matter the circumstances.

That’s why it’s crucial that you secure trustworthy counsel, especially in medical malpractice cases, and that you fully understand the extent of your loses. A lawyer can negotiate on your behalf, calculate your total damages, and help you determine whether to take a settlement offer, return with a counter-offer, or take the case to court.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact an Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Attorney from Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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