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When you are the victim of a surgical error, there are many parties that may have been involved in your surgery. In some cases, you may only need to hold the surgeon responsible for your medical malpractice claim. However, if the injuries you sustained during a surgical error started back in another department of the hospital, you may have more than just the surgical team to blame.

A medical malpractice claim can be filed against an individual or a larger party such as the hospital where the surgery was performed. Before you go filing a claim, know who should be held liable for your surgical error by bringing your medical malpractice claim to the attention of a Fairfax medical malpractice attorney.

Who do you sue after a surgical error, the hospital or the surgeon?Your attorney can review the details of the surgical error and help you determine the parties to hold liable for your medical malpractice claim. In some cases, it may be best to seek resolution for your injuries by approaching the hospital directly, or you may be able to prove that the surgeon alone was responsible for your injuries.

Filing a medical malpractice claim can be made unusually difficult when you're at a loss as to who to hold liable. The insurance company isn't likely to offer you any help in this matter, as they want to resolve your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. When you have a Fairfax medical malpractice attorney, they will be working to get you the highest settlement possible, because in most cases they are not paid unless they win you a substantial settlement.

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.

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