Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when a healthcare professional makes an unreasonable mistake (or engages in negligent conduct) that often results in an injury or death. The failure of a medical practitioner to meet the minimum standard of care, for example, the failure to diagnose an easily detectable illness or provide necessary care for a patient, may be considered malpractice.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered from medical malpractice due to the negligence of a Virginia doctor, health provider, or hospital, there may be grounds for financial compensation.
Dealing with mounting hospital bills, a worrisome health situation, or the death of a loved one can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to go through this period alone. Having a lawyer with experience in malpractice claims in Virginia can make life easier for you.
What should I do in a case of medical malpractice?
If you realize that you’ve suffered from medical malpractice or negligence, you should seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, injured people only have two years to file a medical malpractice suit if their injury qualifies. Because of how long it takes to amass sufficient evidence and medical records to have a solid case and because statements of experts and their analysis and opinions of those medical records can take several months, you must start as soon as possible.
At Banks & Associates, we employ our team of experienced lawyers and paralegals, and network of medical professionals to amass sufficient evidence to build a solid case on your behalf. Call us at (703) 878-2265 for questions and legal counsel today.