They Have to Settle – They Don’t Want the Publicity!

I believe I was injured as a result of gross negligence at a local hospital.  What they did to me was outrageous – the media will have a field day with it.   In fact, it may force the hospital out of business.   Doesn’t this mean I will get a quick settlement?

Perhaps.  It is true that some cases are settled to avoid publicity.  But these cases are relatively rare and in my opinion many people over-estimate the impact of the threat of a public airing of a situation will have on the ability to resolve the case.   Most (not all, but most) of the time those who are sued or who are at risk of a lawsuit place more importance on the merits of the case and the provable damages than they do on the threat of publicity.

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether and when to bring the treatment you received to the public eye.  I recommend that you not seek media attention or even speak with the media until you discuss the matter with an experienced lawyer.