This sounds complicated, how long does it take?

Among the different types of personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims are among the most complex, difficult and expensive to pursue.  While there may be some instances where an individual can represent themselves in simple automobile accident cases there is virtually no instance where an injured party can obtain fair compensation from medical negligence.  This is because of a variety of factors.  These include the necessity of obtaining expert testimony to support such a case, the sophistication of the individual or entity you are making such a claim against (you are after all suing a doctor for their medical treatment) and the effect such settlements or claims may have upon the doctor’s professional licensure. 
Medical malpractice claims often take longer to develop, settle, or take to trial than other personal injury cases.  This is because of their complexity, expense and the issues involved.