Medical negligence is surprisingly common. According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University, medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, after heart conditions and cancer. When the unthinkable happens, you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer that will fight for you.
Fishwick & Associates assists malpractice victims and their loved ones with complex claims against physicians, nurses, hospitals, and other medical providers. Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys by calling (540) 345-5890 or completing a simple online form. We will listen to your story and help you understand your legal options.
Below, we have more information that may help if you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of medical malpractice.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional deviates from the appropriate standard of care, causing injury or harm to a patient. Common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries to either the mother or child
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Failure to warn a patient about a treatment or procedure’s known risks
- Medication errors
- Nursing home abuse
- Surgical errors
In order to bring a medical malpractice case in Virginia, you must prove that a medical provider failed to meet the standard of care and caused your injuries. Proving medical malpractice nearly always requires complex legal and medical analysis from experts in a variety of fields.
How Much Is My Medical Malpractice Claim Worth?
Medical negligence can change your life forever. Along with medical bills, you may struggle with permanent limitations, emotional trauma, lost income, or even a shortened life span. However, every medical malpractice claim is different and deserves a personalized legal assessment.
Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for compensation related to:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Rehabilitation and therapy services
- The cost of medications and medical devices
- Lost income and earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Modifications to your home to accommodate for your condition
However, Virginia sets strict limits on the amount of compensation you can receive for most medical malpractice claims.
Because medical malpractice calculations are so complex, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced attorney before you pursue a lawsuit or respond to a settlement offer. Without guidance, you may lose out on valuable compensation.
At Fishwick & Associates, we spend personal time with each of our clients and perform careful investigations aimed at uncovering and identifying their full range of damages. When necessary, we also consult with experts, including physicians and long-term care planners who can help us estimate their future needs. For a personalized assessment of your medical malpractice claim’s value, contact us today.
We Stand Up for Medical Malpractice Victims in Virginia
When you’ve been hurt by a medical professional’s negligence, you may be overwhelmed with pain and have questions about your legal options. If a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or another medical professional failed to deliver an acceptable standard of care that resulted in serious injuries, you deserve justice. We represent individuals who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own, guide them through their legal claims, and work hard to recover the damages they deserve.
It’s especially critical to hire an experienced attorney for medical malpractice claims. Depending on your circumstances, you may have multiple claims against doctors, nurses, hospitals, or other providers.
Medical malpractice cases are complicated, time-consuming, and expensive, and not every lawyer can take on these complex cases. At Fishwick & Associates, we have built a reputation for our skilled advocacy and attention to detail, especially in medical malpractice cases.
Contact Fishwick & Associates for a Free, No-Risk Medical Malpractice Case Evaluation Today
If a medical provider has hurt you, you deserve honest advice from a respected medical malpractice lawyer. At Fishwick & Associates, we are here to make sure our clients get the justice they deserve. Please give Fishwick & Associates a call at (540) 345-5890 or fill out this easy online form to request your free consultation.
McMains, V. (2016, May 3). Johns Hopkins study suggests medical errors are third-leading cause of death in U.S. Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved from https://hub.jhu.edu/2016/05/03/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death/