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Fairfax Medical Malpractice Attorney

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 LLP. We offer free consultations and will review your case, call (703) 997-2371 today.

Why Pick Our Firm

  • We have over 38 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, giving us the ability to support and guide you throughout this difficult legal process.
  • We care about improving the lives of people in our community and treat our clients like family.
  • Concerns about legal fees should not prevent you from seeking justice, we will take care of all upfront costs and will not charge you a fee, unless we win.

What is Medical Malpractice in Fairfax, VA?

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.

Common Types of Malpractice in Fairfax

Medical malpractice claims typically fall under one or more of the following:

  • Misdiagnosis, delayed or failure to diagnose If a patient’s symptoms are worsened due to an unreasonable delay in the assessment and treatment of a condition, they may have a medical malpractice claim if there would not have been a delay with a competent healthcare provider.
  • Improper treatment It may be malpractice if a healthcare provider provides treatment that no other reasonable doctor would or provides the proper treatment incompetently.
  • Failure to warn Health professionals have a duty to warn patients of any known risks associated with treatment or a procedure, also known as the duty of informed consent. If a patient suffers an injury from a treatment or a procedure they would have otherwise turned down, had they known the risks involved, the doctor may be liable in a medical malpractice claim.

Reasons Why You Need a Fairfax Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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:

  • Provide knowledge of the law and medical standards of care.
  • Supply resources to investigate and obtain critical evidence proving fault.
  • Hire medical experts to testify on your behalf, as well as interview and collect witness testimony.
  • Gather all necessary medical documentation.
  • Attempt to settle outside of court.
  • Advocate for you in court if necessary.

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.

Contact Us Today

We care deeply about our client’s well-being at Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis 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.