Because of the high volume of medical malpractice inquiries we receive each week, we have found that using this form is the best way for us to be able to make an initial assessment and give you GREAT advice about "next steps" in your situation.
Once you fill out this form Ben Glass will review it and our team will reach out to you with "next steps" for your claim. "Next steps" might be coming in for a meeting; getting records or moving on with your life because your case does not meet Virginia's very strict criteria for "medical malpractice."
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. Due in part to the BenGlassLaw reputation, our office gets over 25 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.
Most medical malpractice victims never see justice for their injuries. This is because doctors and lawmakers have made it very difficult to prove medical malpractice cases. For this reason, we have to screen all incoming medical malpractice cases and make sure they meet the following standards:
- There needs to be an injury. You may have had a careless doctor who could have injured you, but that does not mean you have a medical malpractice case.
- The injury needs to be significant. If the injury was minor and you recovered in a few days, the costs of pursuing a lawsuit will exceed the amount you will recover. The insurance injury has made these cases very expensive to pursue. Lawyers will spend 100's of hours on your case, usually on a "no legal fee if no recovery" basis and there will be out of pocket expenses. The injury caused by a doctor, hospital or nursing home must be significant.
- Medical malpractice is when a doctor or the medical staff makes a decision that deviates from the standard of care. Poor bedside manner does not mean you have a medical malpractice case.
If you case does not meet our criteria, then you may want to file a complaint with the Virginia Board of Medicine.
How To Complete The Form:
Please fill out all the required field below. Ben Glass reviews submissions Monday through Friday during normal business hours. After you have filled out the form, we will contact you as soon as we can. Filling out this form does not create an attorney/client relationship. We do not share your information with any person or entity outside of BenGlassLaw. The information submitted in the form is used only to evaluate potential medical malpractice cases. We will get back to you with "next steps."