Do I have a case for medical malpractice regarding forced treatment?

My foot was slightly injured yesterday after swimming at a beach. I was then

Asked on July 3, 2017 under Malpractice Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless your elbow was *badly* injured, resulting in months of disability or many thousands of dollars of medical treatment, there is no point in suing. Medical malpractice suits suits, or even non-malpractice personal injury lawsuits, can be very expensive, since even if you don't hire a lawyer, you *must* have a doctor examine you and provide testimony in court about your injuries, treatment, and prognosis, and it can cost $1,000, $1,500, or more for such testimony (you are paying for a doctor's time). Unless its a serious injury or you have large bills from it, you can spend more, even without a lawyer (and, of course not having a lawyer puts you at a disadvantage) then you will get back.


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