As with any sort of personal injury claim, a Virginia medical malpractice case is based mainly on negligence. To have a valid Virginia medical malpractice case, you need to be able to prove that the negligence of another party was responsible for your injury or the death of a loved one.
You also need to show evidence that you sought advice and care from a medical professional for a condition. The medical professional must have been negligent in their diagnosis or treatment of that condition and you must have suffered further injury as a result of that negligence.
Medical negligence resulting in a Virginia medical malpractice case can come in many forms including:
- failure to diagnose;
- medication errors;
- surgical errors;
- birth injuries;
- wrong site surgery; and
When proving negligence in a medical malpractice case, you will need good documentation of your condition before intervention by the medical professional. You will also need documentation of the testing, diagnosis, and any treatment you received, as well as the negative effects you experienced following the medical professional's conduct.
The process of filing a Virginia medical malpractice claim and proving negligence can be complicated, frustrating and time consuming. A medical malpractice attorney can give you a break in dealing with all the paperwork while you take care of recovering from your injuries.
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.
For more information about Medical Malpractice Cases, you can download a FREE copy of my book, Why Most Medical Malpractice Victims Never Recover a Dime, from my website. You can also contact BenGlassLaw at (703) 584-7277 or by filling out at contact form at JustAskBenGlass.com.