If something goes wrong during a surgery, or a patient is given the wrong medication, or has a terrible response to treatment, who is responsible?

Medicine is unfortunately, not an exact science. This means that mistakes are made, and sometimes problems simply occur. In Virginia, you have the right to file suit and seek compensation if and only if

(1) Your health care provider was negligent


(2) their negligence caused you pain and suffering that you would not have suffered otherwise.

So, who is responsible for your pain and suffering related to medical care? Either

(1) The doctor is responsible; or
(2) You are responsible; or
(3) No one is responsible – it just happened and no one is to blame.

Now wait a minute, you may ask why a plaintiff’s attorney would ever say that the patient is responsible, but sometimes it is true. And sometimes, no one is to blame – after all, didn’t you Mom tell you that life is not always fair?

Want to know who is responsible in your case?

Frith Law Firm can help. We will provide an evaluation of your Virginia medical malpractice case free of charge. Perhaps just knowing will give you peace. Perhaps you owe it to a loved one to find out what happened.

We are here to help you in the New Year… and if you Doctor is responsible, we will help hold them accountable.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at