Filing a Medical Malpractice Case in Virginia
When we seek healing for ourselves and the ones we love, we turn to medical experts for treatment. But when doctors, nurses and health professionals fail to deliver the proper standard of care, their negligence can cause significant suffering, catastrophic injury, or even wrongful death.
At Breit Cantor, we believe in standing up to negligent medical professionals. We’re proud to have supported the recovery of our clients in Virginia. Our attorneys believe everyone is entitled to justice and the best possible settlement to help move forward in life.
Do you qualify for a medical malpractice case in Virginia? Learn more.
We Are Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Fill out our medical malpractice form completely and your inquiry will be submitted directly to our attorneys for review. We will get back to you within 24-48 hours of receipt to let you know if we are able to help investigate your medical malpractice claim further. Breit Cantor Grana Buckner has helped recover millions of dollars for those who have experienced medical malpractice. We would be honored to help you get the results you deserve.
Proving Medical Malpractice in Virginia
Malpractice suits are complex; hospitals and medical staff are well-protected by medical insurance companies and their own legal experts.
There is always a presumed risk to the patient when they undergo any treatment and the law considers the inevitability of human error. It is not enough to demonstrate that your condition did not improve after seeking medical advice or surgery did not meet your particular expectations.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations in the state of Virginia is only two years from the date of injury (at least in most cases). Time is of the essence for the injured. That is why it is critical that you work with an experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorney.
Does your case meet these basic requirements?
To succeed with a medical malpractice case, the injured party must prove the following:
- A doctor-patient (or other healthcare provider) relationship was formally in place and the medical professional failed to fulfill their duty of care to the patient
- The doctor or healthcare provider’s negligence directly caused injury to the patient
- The injury led to specific damages and loss—this includes any resulting illnesses, wrongful death, lost wages, incurred medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and future expenses
Burden of Proof
In order to pursue compensation for a case, the following burdens of proof must be accomplished:
- A variety of documented evidence must prove that malpractice occurred—it is the responsibility of the plaintiff and his/her representation to provide this
- The alleged instance of malpractice is directly responsible for the patient’s injuries
- The resulting injury or illness is substantial enough to require financial damages
Starting Your Medical Malpractice Case
Start by thoroughly completing our medical malpractice information form which will give us the information needed to then set up a free consultation with our attorneys at Breit Cantor. We are dedicated to thoroughly investigating and analyzing the cases we handle. Our small case volume allows us to fully devote ourselves to our clients, and we are widely recognized for our trial and representation excellence.