Settling Too Soon? Expect Long-Term Consequences
Settling lawsuits too often or too soon can backfire. The hospital may get a reputation as an easy target for plaintiffs’ attorneys.
- Avoid settling malpractice cases too soon.
- A pattern of settling could encourage more lawsuits.
- The Strategy Could Reduce Frivolous Lawsuits.
Taking a malpractice case to trial is never something you look forward to, but settling the case is not always the best alternative. Knowing when to settle, and when not to, can be critical in minimizing your losses from a malpractice allegation, says Catherine J. Flynn, JD, an attorney with the law firm of Carroll McNulty and Kull in Basking Ridge, NJ.
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