Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to comply with the standard of care required in their profession. Every year, thousands of people suffer injury or death due to medical errors. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical negligence, speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP. We offer free consultations and will review your case, call (703) 997-2371 today.
Any time when your healthcare provider does not provide you with proper and an acceptable standard of care or treatment, causing an injury as a result, they have committed medical malpractice.
Under the law, it is considered to be medical malpractice, if the following are proven:
Violation of the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that a healthcare professional will deliver a certain standard of care. When it is not met and an injury occurs, then an act of negligence may be established.
Injury caused by the standard of care violation. The patient must prove that the health care provider’s lack of care, or negligence, caused an injury.
Significant damages resulted from the injury. It must be shown that the patient suffered significant damages due to the injury caused by the healthcare provider. Examples of damages can include loss of income, pain and suffering, disability, or significant past and future medical bills.
Medical malpractice claims typically fall under one or more of the following:
Hiring a lawyer with experience handling medical malpractice cases will be crucial to obtaining a successful outcome to your claim. A medical malpractice lawyer can:
Taking legal action for a medical malpractice claim is expensive, complex and time is of the essence, as Virginia’s statute of limitations sets a time limit of one to two years to file a medical malpractice claim. Many lawyers will cover upfront costs, as many work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay legal fees when you successfully obtain compensation.
We care deeply about our client’s well-being at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP. Reserve a no-obligation, free consultation with an experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyer today, by calling (703) 498-2928 or filling out our contact form.