There is no one size fits all answer to this question. The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn toward an eventual outcome. At Raymond & Raymond, Ltd. we only accept righteous cases, which means that each case is fully vetted prior to being filed. In order to fully investigate a potential claim it is necessary to obtain all of the necessary medical records, conduct interviews, and have the potential case reviewed by one or more physicians familiar with the treatment at issue. Once a case is filed it is not uncommon for the case to take three or more years until trial. Pursuing litigation can be a long drawn-out process and we believe it is important to advise our clients of this at the outset. The decision to pursue a lawsuit should not be taken lightly. There is also a statute of limitations in Illinois that bars personal injury and medical malpractice cases from being brought after a certain amount of time has passed. To make sure a potential claim is not barred by the statute of limitations, and to ensure justice is met as soon as possible, it is important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.