What is Maximum Medical Improvement?
Maximum Medical Improvement, or MMI, occurs when an injured person reaches a state where his or her condition cannot be improved any further or when a treatment plateau in a person’s healing process is reached. It means that the patient has fully recovered from the injury and that the patient’s medical condition has stabilized to the point that no major medical or emotional change can be expected in the injured person’s condition. At that point, no further healing or improvement is deemed possible despite continuing medical treatment or rehabilitative programs the injured person may partake in.
Maximum Medical Improvement will ultimately give an estimate to your attorney regarding your care and the damages that you have suffered. MMI can help indicate pain, suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and will help estimate the future damages of the injury that has incurred. There are almost no circumstances under which a settlement be considered until Maximum Medical Improvement has been reached as it would be impossible to determine if there is still potential for more beneficial treatment to arise and create more potential costs. Additionally, the full extent of your injuries may not be fully understood until their treatment has run its course.
At Peters Law Firm, our first priority is making sure that you recover from your injuries to the fullest extent possible. The legal battle does not truly begin until you have received the care that you deserve and have achieved Maximum Medical Improvement. Understanding the concept of MMI is paramount to understanding your case and achieving the outcomes that you desire. If you have been injured at work or due to the negligence of another person, contact one of our qualified attorneys at Peters Law right away. We are here to answer any questions that you might have and assist you with the process of filing your claim. Call us now to schedule a free consultation.