Yesterday, I got word from our attorney that the hospital has denied our claim and will admit to no wrongdoing in our case.
This week, our attorney will formally file the lawsuit at the court house. He told me it could take "two years" to get this to court. Though, there is still the possibility of an out-of-court settlement before then. And he thinks he can "expedite" the case.
Of course, this news is disappointing to me. I had hoped for a quick settlement, and I certainly can't believe that the legal team looking at the nurses notes from that night can say, and/or believe, that there was "no wrongdoing" on their part...
Our attorney, however, was absolutely excited by the news. He told me that he "almost sent them a thank you note". Because now, he says, we can get/go for an even larger settlement. He told me that he's been doing this for 40 some years and this is a "BIG BIG case" (his words).
His law firm, by the way, only takes "catastrophic" personal injury cases. I guess that means, we are "BIG BIG" even for a catastrophic personal injury case...
I guess I should send them a thank you note too.