VIRGINIA SURGICAL ERRORS
When I tell people that I am a plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney, I usually get one of two reactions:
Reaction 1: Silent Disgust.
Reaction 2: They tell me about a friend or loved one who was a victim of medical malpractice, or a surgical error and had to file a lawsuit.
Not much I can do about the first group just like I can’t change your mind on religion or politics. The second group usually shares a story which I have heard before.
A story about someone who went in to have a baby, and the doctor was drunk… (no really, this is a case)
or a story about a woman who had life- saving surgery, and then sat in bed for 4 days and developed a bed sore which became infected.
Sometimes I hear stories about medication errors, or failure to diagnose something pretty serious like cancer.
Almost 100% of the time, the nurse, doctor, nursing home did not INTEND to cause harm. But under Virginia law, we do not have to prove intent. We have to prove Negligence.. Mistake…Action that does not meet the acceptable standard of care.
If you think your loved one may have been a victim to such a mistake, we will evaluate your case for free.
Let us know if we can help, and from my family to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS!