There are a nearly endless amount of mistakes that a medical professional can make, many of which cause serious injury or harm to patients. When a doctor or nurse makes an error that they should have avoided and you are injured due to that error, you may have a medical malpractice claim under Virginia law. At Denton & Denton Attorneys at Law, our attorneys bring claims against surgeons, pharmacists, nurses and entire hospitals. We stand up to even the biggest insurance companies and law firms in court to get you and your family justice. Our team represents clients throughout Virginia from our office in Virginia Beach.
Medical malpractice is the result of a mistake by a medical professional, a medical facility or an elder care facility. Some common types of medical mistakes include:
In Virginia, adults generally have two years from the date of injury to bring a medical malpractice claim. In cases where an object was left inside a surgical patient, cases where a doctor intentionally concealed an injury or cases where a doctor failed to diagnose a cancer, the patient has one year from the date they discovered or should have discovered the problem to bring a claim. In all cases, claims must be brought within 10 years. It is important that you contact a Virginia Beach personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Like many states, Virginia places a cap on medical malpractice recoveries. This cap covers all types of damages, from medical expenses to pain and suffering. It even includes punitive damages. The cap increases every year on July 1st. The current limit can be found on a chart provided by the State of Virginia.
In spite of this cap, our attorneys are frequently able to help families recover damages for medical bills, pain, suffering, disfigurement and lost wages.
In order to investigate your case, your med mal attorney will gather evidence from your medical records. You will also be examined by doctors to determine the extent of your injuries. Medical experts will be used to determine the proper standard of care that the doctor should have used when treating you. These experts may testify at trial to help prove the cause of your injuries. Each case takes a different amount of time to resolve. Some cases are settled in a few months, while others can take years.
If you or a family member has experienced an injury or a worsened condition due to the actions of a medical professional or facility, we can help. The attorneys at Denton & Denton Attorneys at Law provide medical malpractice victims with experienced and aggressive representation in Virginia Beach and throughout the state. We take difficult cases that other law firms don’t want to litigate. Call us today at 757-215-4818 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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