Medical malpractice cases are tough. Like most experienced malpractice lawyers we are approached every day by patients who want to sue their health care provider or hospital. Our office gets over 15 inquiries per week from patients asking for representation or information. We are very selective in the cases we accept. We don't want to waste your time or ours nor do we want to get your hopes up.
Here are the cases we are looking for and we are happy to chat with you if your case meets these criteria.
- The alleged injury must be very serious, usually resulting in permanent injury or death. (An exception is made for those cases involving a foreign object left in the body after surgery and cases involving surgery at the wrong site.) We handle cases like this gallbladder surgery case, this urological case and this delayed diagnosis of cancer case.
- The injury must be directly related to the alleged medical malpractice.
- The malpractice must have occurred in Virginia within the last 18 months.
- You must not be represented by a lawyer and we will not accept any case that has already been filed in court, even if that case has been non-suited.
- You case must NOT involve cosmetic plastic surgery, psychiatric care or your efforts to have an abortion or otherwise avoid the birth of a child.
- Your case must NOT involve a claim that you got infected in a hospital.
- The case cannot be about "bad bedside manner" or injuries that "might" happen in the future or that only "frightened" you.
- The case cannot involve a claim against any Northern Virginia orthopedic surgeon.
According to a recent study, patients will win only 23% of cases that go to trial in front of a jury. Most patients will never recover a dime. Thus, our strict case criteria.
The medical profession protects its own, so you must be prepared.
It is important that you take steps to protect your claim right away, because the insurance company has countless tactics that they will use to disprove your claim.
I want to thank you for representing me in my case against [a local orthopedic surgeon in Fredericksburg.] Having you on my side was incredibly reassuring.
Your guidance and legal expertise were priceless, and I appreciate you, both professionally and personally, from the bottom of my heart. I know that you are driven by principle and by your sense of fairness and justice-virtues which make you the best at what you do. I never once felt stressed during the process of pursuing the case, only confidence and a shared sense of being on the right side. You and your staff are truly remarkable. Aside from your commitment to your clients, I am impressed by your commitment to your family and the community at large. You are an inspiration to us all.I wish you the best of luck in all that you do.
-Fredericksburg Medical Malpractice Client
There are a Couple of Things That You Can Do If You Think You Have a Case That Meets Our Criteria
First, contact us. We want to hear your story so that we can help you make the best . You can call us at (703)584-7277, use our "live chat" service or leave a message using one of the forms you see on this site.
Second, Mr. Glass wrote the book on medical malpractice cases in Virginia. You can request an instant download here or call us and we'll send it to you. We highly recommend reading it before you talk to a lawyer, doctor, or insurance adjuster. Requesting this free book doesn't make you our client, though you do get a chance to learn more about BenGlassLaw and why we may be the right team of lawyers for your case.
You can request Why Most Victims of Medical Malpractice Never Recover a Dime for free.
This book thoroughly describes the medical malpractice claims process and shows you, step-by-step how to find the right Virginia attorney for your medical malpractice case and provides legal insight on the following:
- What you need to prove your case and why having a terrible outcome is not necessarily malpractice
- How to avoid hiring an attorney who advertises for medical malpractice cases but doesn't have the experience
- How Virginia's laws work for doctors and against patients in most cases
- How to determine the statute of limitations (time limit for suing) - it's not just "two years"
- How you can afford an experienced malpractice attorney, even if you have little or no money
- How your own actions before and after the malpractice may sink your case before you begin
If you know that you would like to talk with our team of experts today, you can call us at (703)584-7277 to discuss your Virginia Medical Malpractice case.