I want to file a Virginia medical malpractice claim on my own, without an attorney. How do I get started?

You need to first understand that you are dealing with a type of case that is very difficult to win.  Doctors, hospitals and other medical providers, as well as their insurance companies, will aggressively defend themselves.  It would be a good idea to at least have a Virginia medical malpractice attorney review your case, to determine if you have a claim against the healthcare provider.

To have a medical malpractice claim, the healthcare provider’s conduct had to have been below accepted standards, resulting in your injury.  People unfortunately get sick and sometimes die, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that medical negligence occurred.

Virginia has a statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice suit, which is two years from the date of injury.  This deadline can approach quickly.

For more information on this topic, order my book, Why Most Medical Malpractice Victims Never Recover a Dime, which is free to Virginia residents.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney