If a woman goes to a plastic surgeon for a nose job and doesn't like how she looks, can she file a medical malpractice lawsuit? Unless you've got the most gullible judge in town, chances are this sort of claim won't live to see the courtroom doors.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are rare to see to the end because proving negligence in medical treatment procedures is extremely difficult. You need to provide evidence that your doctor strayed so far from the accepted standards for treatment and patient care that it caused you injury.

Because we are all unique, everyone will handle even standard medical procedures differently. A medication that works on 99% of all patients will still be ineffective in that 1%, and if you happen to fall into that 1% category, you can't sue your doctor just because your body wouldn't cooperate.

However, if your doctor knew that you were unreceptive to a certain medication, or even worse, allergic, and still went that route for treatment, you could have a medical malpractice case. It's a tricky subject to tackle, and the more evidence you have of the doctor's negligence, the better. In almost all malpractice cases, expert testimony is necessary to prove that your doctor was negligent in your care.

Before you go trying to sue every doctor who's ever failed in clearing up your cold symptoms, realize that only the most serious injuries that are obviously caused by doctor negligence are the ones that settle for those multi-million medical malpractice cases you hear about in the news. You should educate yourself on the basics of medical malpractice claims first, and then speak to an experienced Fairfax medical malpractice attorney to review your potential case.

Contacting a Fairfax Medical Malpractice Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and hospitals alone when you're looking to file a Virginia medical malpractice case. Fairfax medical malpractice attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their medical malpractice claims.

Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my free guide to Virginia medical malpractice claims, Why Most Victims of Medical Malpractice Never Recover a Dime. To set up a free consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829.

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