Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Hampton Roads / Virginia Beach, VA
Thousands of people die each year as a result of medical errors. Thousands more are maimed and injured as a result of mistakes made by doctors and hospitals. In Virginia, Section 8.01-581.1 of the Code of Virginia outlines a complex legal procedure for handling medical malpractice cases.
Before a person can file a medical malpractice case in Virginia, another doctor in the same field of medicine must certify in writing that the health care provider violated the standard of care for the medical care provided. This requires an experienced trial lawyer with knowledgeable expert witnesses to review the medical records and decide whether the case has merit.
The Hampton Roads medical malpractice attorneys at Breit Law have extensive expertise and knowledge in cases that involve negligence on the end of the health care provider.
If you or a loved one has been injured by suspected medical negligence, it’s important to realize that your state will impose a time limit on your ability to file a claim. You should seek experienced medical malpractice counsel as early as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.
It is estimated that medical errors kill roughly 200,000 Americans a year. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States – right behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider omits or acts in a way that deviates from the accepted and just standards of practice in the medical community, especially when these acts result in the injury, damage or death to a patient. It includes professional negligence by a physician, hospital or another provider of health in which improper or negligent treatment jeopardizes the health care or causes serious injury or loss to a patient and his/her family.
Taking the Next Step
Making the decision to move forward with suing for medical malpractice can be a difficult task. You need to decide if the suit would involve the hospital, your physician, or both; among other things.
Contact an Experienced Virginia Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney.
Our Hampton Roads medical malpractice attorneys are here to help. We can inform you of your rights and review your case for free. To contact our legal team, please call 757-456-0333 or fill out the contact form to the right.
Medical malpractice cases include but are not limited to:
Blood transfusion errors
Brain damage, brain injuries, head injuries
Failure to correctly diagnose
False report of HIV-positive
Misdiagnosis (or failure to diagnose) cancer or brain tumors