Healthcare providers are expected to acquire knowledge and skills to help the patients they treat. During the course of our lives, we frequently have to place our trust in the medical community. We rely on them to be properly trained and to act prudently when they care for us. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Patients are injured or die because of the careless acts of medical professionals.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a negligent act or omission of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider which causes injury to a patient. In Virginia, the law requires all healthcare providers to abide by the standard of care, which means that they must treat a patient in the same way that a reasonably prudent healthcare provider would care for a patient under similar circumstances.
Doctors and other healthcare providers are human. They make mistakes. But like the rest of society, they are still responsible for their actions.
Our firm has successfully resolved cases involving the entire gambit of health care specialties, including:
- Chiropractic medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Nursing Homes and Physical Rehabilitation Centers
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Pain Management
- Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
- Vascular Surgery
- Wound Care
Why time matters.
If you or a family member have suffered an injury related to a healthcare provider’s care and you suspect that the healthcare provider was careless, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to investigate your case. Medical malpractice cases in Virginia have a statute of limitations— a restriction in the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit. Because it takes significant time to investigate a medical malpractice case, which includes the gathering and reviewing of medical records, it is important to begin the process as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Strickland, Diviney & Segura have decades of experience in representing individuals and their family members in a wide variety of medical malpractice matters. To schedule a free consultation, you are welcome to contact us.