West Virginia Medical Malpractice
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a legal term that refers to the negligent or careless, substandard treatment that a health care practitioner provides to a patient, resulting in injury, illness, or even wrongful death.
If you've been a victim of medical malpractice, our Wheeling personal injury attorneys can determine if you are entitled to compensation for your losses and suffering. Medical staff is required to have extensive training and education before they are able to diagnose and treat the ill or injured.
If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence of a health care provider, contact our medical malpractice lawyer today.
Sometimes, their choices are judged and measured by comparing what another physician would have done in a similar situation. Areas of medical malpractice may include:
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
- Nursing home abuse
What You Can Be Compensated For:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional stress
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
Medical malpractice illness or injuries can, unfortunately, be quite severe. Especially if you've been:
- Misdiagnosed for a life-threatening disease
- Given an incorrect amount of medication
- A mistake was made during an operation
This can be quite costly to remedy, and may even cause irreversible damage.
Some Common Types of Medical Errors
Unfortunately, these errors occur more frequently than we would hope. Most are unaware that doctors are held to incredibly high standards and have agreed to uphold them. When they fall short of these standards, it is unfortunate, but you are not powerless against their mistakes.
Common medical errors include:
If any of these errors apply in your case, there are options. In your consultation with our firm, we can analyze your particular case, and if the conditions are right, we will pursue fair and reasonable compensation.
Consult the firm now!
The attorneys at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC are committed to fighting for your rights and recovering a settlement that you deserve. If you believe you've been affected by medical malpractice, contact the firm and start your claim as soon as possible. They have recovered over a billion in verdicts and settlements over the past 40 years - do not hesitate.
Contact a medical malpractice lawyer if you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence of a health care provider.