Everyone makes mistakes—even healthcare providers. But unfortunately, the mistakes made by medical professionals could lead to devastating consequences. Even a minor medical mistake could negatively impact the rest of the victim’s life. To err is human, but that doesn’t mean that these healthcare providers shouldn’t be held liable for their mistakes.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s mistake, contact the Alexandria medical malpractice attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC at once. With over 15 years of experience, our attorneys know what it takes to win victims the compensation they deserve.
Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways. Most medical malpractice claims arise as a result of:
A number of different parties can commit medical malpractice, including physicians, surgeons, specialists, nurses, dentists, technicians, and anesthesiologists. A medical malpractice claim can also be filed against organizations such as hospitals that employ negligent healthcare providers.
You cannot win a medical malpractice claim solely because your condition became worse or you were not completely satisfied with a healthcare provider’s treatment. To win, you must be able to show that medical malpractice actually occurred. This involves proving:
The key to proving medical malpractice is showing that the defendant failed to meet the accepted standard of care. The attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC will work with medical experts to prove this important point. A medical expert can explain what the standard of care was and how the defendant failed to meet it when treating you. The expert can also explain how the defendant’s failure to meet the standard of care when treating you could have caused you harm. This testimony plays a crucial role in proving medical malpractice and recovering compensation for your injuries.
The statute of limitations for most medical malpractice cases in Virginia is two years, which means you have two years from the date the malpractice was committed to file a lawsuit.
But there are several exceptions to this two-year deadline. For example, if a foreign object was negligently left in your body, the statute of limitations is one year from the date you discovered or should have discovered this mistake. This extension also applies in cases where fraud or concealment was used to prevent the victim from discovering their injuries.
If your case involves the failure to diagnose a malignant tumor or cancer, the law gives you one year from the date you were made aware of your condition.
Because the law is so complex, it’s best to let an attorney review your case to determine what statute of limitations applies.
Medical malpractice cases are known for their complex nature, which is why you need to seek legal representation from the experienced attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC. Our dedicated team will:
Don’t face the defendant’s team of attorneys without our skilled medical malpractice lawyers by your side. We won’t settle for less than what you deserve for your injuries.
Healthcare providers need to be held accountable for their negligence. If you’ve been injured by a negligent healthcare provider, let the Alexandria medical malpractice attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC fight for the compensation you deserve. We will work tirelessly to ensure you are fully compensated for the defendant’s medical errors. To schedule a free consultation, call 703-214-4752 or submit your information using the form on this website.