Will I have to go to court for my medical malpractice case?
Most medical malpractice and negligence cases
settle, but some require a trial or
arbitration to resolve. Dr. Fagel has settled over 95% of the cases that he has filed over the past 28 years and has tried more than 50 medical malpractice and negligence cases to a favorable verdict. Because of Dr. Fagel'
successful trial record, most medical malpractice defense attorneys and insurance companies would rather settle a case than face Dr. Fagel in court. Thus, Dr. Fagel's trial record is the likely reason why the cases that he pursues are often resolved with a favorable settlement prior to trial.
Even if the case is settled prior to trial, almost all medical malpractice cases require that the plaintiffs provide a deposition, under oath, in which the defense attorneys ask questions about the events of the case. It is important that anyone giving a deposition be properly prepared by their attorney because a good performance by a plaintiff at a deposition can greatly help a case. As any experienced trial lawyer will tell you, a difficult case can be greatly enhanced by a good deposition performance, just as a great case can be jeopardized by a poor performance. Dr. Fagel and his team will work with you to make sure you are prepared for any appearances related to your case.