Defense attorneys have one job: To disprove or discredit the plaintiff. When there is enough evidence establishing their client’s liability, defense attorneys will often turn to the treatment program – more specifically, they will try to claim that the plaintiff obtained too much treatment. Therefore, they use that to refuse to compensate for the costs of medical treatments. Defense attorneys will often also argue that the plaintiff’s lack of treatment showed that he or she was not injured. So, how does a plaintiff draw the fine line between the two, and still receive the treatment, as well as compensation, that he or she needs?
The issues of how much and how often a plaintiff should receive treatment does play a role in determining the value of a case, as well as the actual compensation that the plaintiff receives. Unfortunately, there is no standardized treatment for an injury, and there is no solution to this very common dilemma in personal injury law.
If you have been seriously injured, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney can advise you about your treatment, discuss your treatment needs and concerns with your physician, and create a plan in the event that the defense attempts to argue your injury status. Some other things that you can do include:
Most importantly, follow the guidance of your treating physician. He or she knows what treatments you need to recover, has documented your injuries and symptoms significantly, and are there to get you better. If you are concerned about your treatments, speak with your personal injury attorney.
If you have been seriously injured, contact a personal injury attorney right away. An attorney can help ensure that you receive the treatment that you need, but also prove that your treatments are justified (and required), in order for you to recover from your injuries. You can contact the personal injury team at Malman Law 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedule a free consultation now; fill out our online contact form with your questions.
Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.
Years of experience: +30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active and authorized to practice law—Last Registered Year: 2023
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