After a car accident, I was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The nurses asked for a urine sample to test for pregnancy. They never tested for pregnancy and performed the X Rays and imaging. Later, I found out I was pregnant. Should I sue for malpractice?

In order to prove a medical malpractice case you need to show

  1. a breach of the standard of care
  2. definite damages
  3. a firm link (proximate cause) between the two.

In other words, medical malpractice does not occur just because something bad could have happened due to negligence. You must prove something did happen due to negligence.

Here is an article on proximate cause in Virginia.

Here is a video that talks about medical malpractice in Virginia.

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