Hickory, NC asked in Medical Malpractice for North Carolina

Q: Settlement or not?

I have an ongoing med mal case. After a demand letter and all medical records were sent to the Dr’s insurance adjuster, the Adjuster forwarded my case to an attorney for review. This attorney’s office sent a letter requesting more medical records. I’m just wondering if since the adjuster sent the information to an attorney without offering a settlement, does that typically mean that it is denied, Or, is this normal?

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Camille Brooks Ibrahim

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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: Keep in mind that the adjuster does not want to pay a claimant if there aren't clear liability ties. Therefore, an attorney's review is merely a tactic to ensure that they have covered all tracks prior to delaying the claim process. I believe it is in your best interest to retain representation, just to be on the same side.

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