There is no one right answer for this question. Every single case has a different probability for a positive outcome. For instance, if your right leg was amputated when your left one was diseased, you would probably win that case. However, if you got an infection that may or may not have been caused by a nurse’s carelessness, that case may be more difficult to win.

The most important part of any case is proving that the medical professional in question acted negligently. For not-so-obvious cases (like amputating the wrong leg), it may come down to looking at the doctor’s notes. As you may imagine, that is not always a reliable source. So, other medical professionals are also interviewed to see how they would have treated a patient in the same situation.

Even if you can show a doctor’s negligence, however, a difficult road still lies ahead. Unfortunately, juries tend to side with the doctor in malpractice cases. In out of court settlements, insurance companies do everything they can to pay as little as possible to you, the plaintiff. That’s why it’s vital to have a highly experienced legal team who can either negotiate a favorable settlement out of court, or deftly represent you for a jury trial.