Alexandria Lawyer Securing Compensation For Medical Malpractice Victims
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 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.
What Are Examples of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways. Most medical malpractice claims arise as a result of:
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Prescription medication errors
- Failure to diagnosis
- Misreading lab results
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to inform a patient about the known risks of a certain procedure
- Emergency room negligence
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.
How Hard Is It to Prove Medical Malpractice?
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:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship between you and the defendant.
- The defendant failed to meet the “standard of care” by acting in a way that a reasonable healthcare provider would not have acted under the same circumstances.
- The defendant’s failure to meet the standard of care directly caused your injuries.
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.
How Long Do I Have to File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Virginia?
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.
Why Should I Hire A Medical Malpractice Attorney in Alexandria?
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:
- Thoroughly investigate the medical malpractice and collect evidence to support your claim
- Hire medical experts to interpret technical medical evidence and provide testimony that supports your claim
- Determine the value of your claim by calculating your current and future losses
- Aggressively pursue compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company
- File a medical malpractice lawsuit if the insurance company fails to make a fair offer
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.
Book A No-Cost, No-Obligation Consultation With Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Now
Healthcare providers need to be held accountable for their negligence. If you’ve been injured by a negligent healthcare provider, let the 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.