Health care providers have a responsibility to provide their patients with competent and appropriate medical care. Patients and their families trust their Virginia doctors and hospitals to provide competent, standard care in the the diagnosis and treatment of their medical conditions.
Who can file a Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Injuries from medical errors and mistakes can sometimes harm patients and cause serious injuries, disability, complications, or even death. In fact, Harvard Medical School estimates that more than 180,000 deaths are attributable each year due to surgical errors, medical negligence, misdiagnosis, or other acts of medical malpractice.
Roanoke Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When a patient has been harmed by medical malpractice, it is necessary to hire an experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorney who can investigate the claim, and if necessary, seek justice for the individual and their family. Our attorneys practice in Roanoke and throughout Southwest Virginia.
The first step in any medical malpractice case is to help patients and their families obtain a set of the medical records to discover what happened and find answers. Next, our medical malpractice lawyers can work with an expert in the field to learn about the procedure or diagnosis and decide whether the injury was in fact a result of medical negligence.
When it appears that a family has a right to compensation under Virginia law, we can help prepare the case and protect your rights. Here is a summary of past cases where we have helped Virginia families in cases of medical malpractice:
Choosing a Virginia Lawyer
Our law firm represents families throughout Virginia, including Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Martinsville, and Danville, who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice. Some examples of medical malpractice cases handled by our firm include:
- Failing to diagnose a serious illness or disease
- Providing improper treatment
- Surgical errors or mistakes
- Hospital errors or mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Failing to comply with established procedures
Every state has a statutory period of time within which a claim for medical malpractice must be filed. Often, but not always, this period of time is longer for cases involving children. In Virginia, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice litigation is typically two years.
Therefore, if you suspect that you or your child has been injured as a result of medical mistake, it is critical to seek the advice of a lawyer experienced in handling medical malpractice cases to be certain that your action is brought within the time period mandated by state law.