Richmond Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Patients for Over 40 Years

Medical establishments and professionals—including hospitals, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgeons—have a duty to provide a reasonable standard of care to patients. When this standard of care is breached, patients can suffer serious injuries and complications. This is known as medical malpractice and/or negligence and victims have the right to take legal action to recover compensation for damages.

Since 1979, the Richmond medical malpractice attorneys at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner have helped victims of medical malpractice and negligence work to recover the full, fair compensation they were owed. Our attorneys have successfully won hundreds of millions of dollars, including over 150 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, on behalf of our clients. We know how to take on negligent hospitals, doctors, and medical staff in pursuit of the justice and compensation you deserve.

Were you harmed as a result of medical malpractice? Did your loved one die as a result of negligent medical care? Contact Breit Cantor at (855) 212-8200 for a free consultation today.

We are effective with medical malpractice cases because we are hands-on from the beginning until the end. When you bring your case to our firm, we start by having you share your story with us. This is your opportunity to answer questions such as,

  • How did you get injured?
  • Why do you think it was the result of medical malpractice?

If we believe that you have a case, we will then ask for the records and move on to stage two. This portion of the case will involve our attorneys reviewing all of the information we have, performing our own research, hiring investigators and experts to dig deep, and then a time of collaboration with one another to ensure that no stone has been left unturned.

Rest assured that we always seek the best for our client. This means that we are willing to go the extra mile and spend the extra time needed to build an effective case.

After we complete the investigation, we will then determine whether we can settle the case or whether we need to go the litigation route.

Regardless of which direction we take your case, we will pursue the best possible outcome. Our success in the courtroom corresponds with the trust that our clients place in us. Therefore, we begin building trust with the client from the initial step of the case.

What is “Medical Malpractice?”

Medical malpractice cases are some of the toughest injury claims to pursue. This is because it is not enough to demonstrate that your condition did not improve after medical treatment; instead, you must show that the doctor or facility failed to provide the same level of care that any other medical professional/facility would. For instance, it is not enough to prove medical malpractice if a surgery did not meet your expectations or you are unsatisfied with the results of treatment.

The law takes into account the inevitability of human error and, in many cases, favors medical professionals. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your case.

Our Richmond medical malpractice lawyers can help you build a case by working to establish the following:

  • The medical facility or professional in question owed you a duty of care; this is typically shown by demonstrating that a doctor-patient relationship had been established
  • The doctor, nurse, hospital, or other professional/facility failed to uphold the duty of care owed to you as the patient (within reason)
  • This failure directly or indirectly led to your injuries, condition, worsened condition, and/or other damages

When pursuing medical malpractice/negligence claims, our attorneys work to recover compensation for all your losses, including any additional medical bills you incurred, lost wages/income from time taken off work to seek treatment/recover, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost earning ability, future expenses, and more.

Medical malpractice claims are typically against a doctor, a clinic, or a hospital. Any healthcare provider, however, can be the subject of a medical malpractice suit. This may include:

  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Optometrists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologist

Patients who are harmed by medical malpractice should discuss their case with a professional attorney.

Burden of Proof in a Virginia Medical Malpractice Case

It is the responsibility of the person filing a medical malpractice claim to prove that the health care provider is responsible for their injuries. If specific burdens of proof are met by the plaintiff, they will have a case and can pursue compensation. The following must be accomplished:

  • A variety of evidence must be used to show that malpractice occurred
  • The alleged instance of malpractice is directly responsible for his/her injuries
  • The resulting injury or illness is substantial enough to require financial damages

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can and does take many forms. At Breit Cantor, we assist clients with medical malpractice cases involving:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Pharmaceutical/medication errors
  • Medical negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • Intubation errors
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Wrongful death

This list is not exhaustive; if you believe your injuries and/or condition or the death of your loved one was caused by medical negligence, our Richmond medical malpractice attorneys can help. We have extensive experience handling these types of complex claims and are prepared to serve as your aggressive advocates throughout each stage of the legal process.

Call our office today at (855) 212-8200 for a free consultation. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Virginia.

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Experience The Breit Cantor Difference

  • Long tradition of success in court.
  • Over 300 years of combined legal experience.
  • Attorneys have been recognized among the most experienced trial lawyers in Virginia and the country.
  • Dedicated to providing our clients with the attention they deserve from start to finish.
  • No recovery, no legal fee!
  • Leadership roles in the legal community.
  • Secured some of the largest settlements in Virginia history.