There are few things as distressing as realizing a trusted medical professional or facility acted negligently. In many cases, medical negligence and malpractice results in devastating, life-altering injuries and complications for victims. This, coupled with the emotional aftermath of such an incident, can be incredibly overwhelming.
At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we handle medical malpractice litigation for clients throughout Virginia. Our Virginia Beach medical malpractice attorneys have over 300 years of combined experience and have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients. We understand what you have been through and are prepared to serve as the aggressive advocates you need.
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Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Essentially, yes, you can sue for medical malpractice but it depends on various elements of your claim as well as whether you meet certain basic requirements. In order to prove that medical malpractice did take place, it is imperative that you are able to provide proof that the following existed:
- There was an existing doctor-patient relationship
- The doctor or other medical practitioner acted in a negligent manner
- This negligence was the direct cause of the injury
- The stated injury led to emotional and financial damages
If all of the above existed, you may be able to pursue compensation for the damages you suffered.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Medical malpractice can take many forms; many victims may not even realize that they have suffered medical negligence and/or malpractice.
At Breit Cantor, we handle all types of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose or treat a condition
- Medication and pharmaceutical errors
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Birth injuries to both infants and mothers
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to intubate/intubation mistakes
- Surgery errors
- Laboratory errors
- Nursing home neglect/abuse
- Wrongful death
It is important to note that a doctor failing to heal your condition fully or even at all does not necessarily mean you have an injury case. Instead, you must show that the medical or nursing professional or facility in question failed to uphold a reasonable standard of care. This is often demonstrated by proving that had you been treated by a different doctor/nurse/hospital/etc., you would not have suffered the same injuries/condition. Medical malpractice cases are complex and it is important that you consult with a knowledgeable attorney about your unique situation.
Importance of Taking Early Action
Virginia law states that qualifying parties only have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. That does not mean, however, that you can wait until the statute of limitations is nearly up to begin the process. It can take many months to collect all of the information and records that you need to file. Additionally, you will need to collect the evidence necessary to prove that your case is viable. It can also take several months to obtain the statements of experts and their analysis.
The entire process can move much more smoothly if you get the advice of a legal professional at your earliest convenience. Our firm can walk you through each part of your case, and we want to get started on the path to full and fair compensation!
Zealously Fighting to Protect Your Rights
Medical negligence and malpractice are far more common than most people realize. If you believe your injuries, condition, or worsening condition or the death of your loved one was caused by medical negligence, reach out to the Virginia Beach medical malpractice lawyers at Breit Cantor as soon as possible. Our team has earned a reputation as some of the most experienced and aggressive trial lawyers in the nation and we have secured some of the largest groundbreaking verdicts and settlements in state history. Our award-winning attorneys are ready to fight for you.
Request a free case evaluation; call (888) 635-9500 today.