Choosing an Experienced Malpractice Attorney
Act now, if you or a loved one has passed away or been harmed due to the negligence of the health care industry. Just because you're not a lawyer doesn't mean you're not entitled to understand the reality of wrongful death and medical malpractice cases.
Every day Americans are injured or killed due to medical mistakes. One RAND study from 2011 reports that 99 percent of physicians in high-risk specialties, such as neurosurgery and obstetrics, can expect at least one malpractice claim during their careers. Add to this number the mistakes that go unreported in non-hospitals,clinics, physicians' offices, urgent care centers, nursing homes, pharmacies, and home care and you can imagine how that can add up to $17 billion per year in costs due to preventable errors.
Alexander Law Group has a network of professionals who help us prove damages, future medical costs, and even lost earnings. The network includes some of the most trusted experts in various fields, such as:
- Board certified physicians
- Vocational therapists
- Forensic Economists
Act now, if you have been injured by a medical practitioner. Medical malpractice lawsuit for injuries in Virginia must usually be brought within two years from the time of injury; or five years for a case where parents are suing for medical expenses incurred by their child's injury. Many times there are notice requirements when bringing a case against a city or state run medical facility that can be a short as 6 months. The time limitations can be different for wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits. Contact us now if you think you have a case.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
When a physician is determined to be negligent, or does not perform within the standard of care that is determined to be normal or effective, it means that he has failed to use the same degree of skill and knowledge exercised by a reasonably prudent physician or specialist in that field. Commonly, this means:
- Childbirth injuries caused by medical malpractice to a fetus during pregnancy or birth.
- Medication errors can occur in countless ways and remains the most common medical mistake.
- Anesthesia errors, although infrequent are often lethal.
- Surgery errors, including, but not limited to, puncturing vital organs, operating on the wrong body part, or leaving material in the body.
If we can prove your medical malpractice case and the medical provider is found negligent, then you are entitled to recover damages for current and future medical expenses and loss of earnings.