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A recent report revealed around 865 million people made outpatient visits to hospitals across the United States within one year. During that year, with an estimated 835 million visits, most outpatient visits occurred in general medical and surgical hospitals. In the same study year, over 34 million people were admitted to the hospital in the United States. Medical offices remain the most commonly visited place for healthcare through routine office-based physician visits.
A more detailed analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicates that 94% of children and nearly 84% of adults received services from a healthcare professional during that time.
Clearly, Americans regularly put our health and trust in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Indeed, for many Americans, frequent doctor visits are a routine part of life, and we value and rely upon the unique expertise of our chosen medical professionals. Unfortunately, our trust is sometimes violated by the negligence or unreasonable behavior of a healthcare provider, and each year many people are catastrophically injured or lose their lives as a result.
When you have suffered as the result of an avoidable medical mistake, you may feel you have more questions than answers: Why did this happen? How will I support my family while I recover? What about my job? Do I need a lawyer to help me?
The Virginia Medical Malpractice lawyers at Allen & Allen understand that you may feel your life has been shattered, and we have made it our mission to help you put the pieces back together. Call 866-962-3527 for a free consultation.
Why Choose Allen & Allen for Your Medical Malpractice Case?
When confronting the complexities of a medical malpractice claim in Virginia, choosing Allen & Allen is a decision rooted in local experience and a track record of success. Our firm, deeply embedded in the local community, brings a unique advantage to your case. Being intimately familiar with Virginia law, our attorneys possess a nuanced understanding of the legal landscape, crucial in navigating the intricacies of medical malpractice lawsuits.
What sets Allen & Allen apart is not just our local connection but our extensive experience in handling personal injury cases arising from negligent medical providers. Our medical malpractice lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients in similar situations. Our commitment to excellence, coupled with a compassionate approach, ensures that you receive not only skilled legal guidance but also the support needed during what can be a challenging time. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
What Should I Do in the Event of Medical Malpractice?
Under Virginia law, injured persons have only two years to file a medical malpractice suit if their injury qualifies. Because it can take months to collect the medical records and other evidence necessary to determine if you have a viable case, and because the statements of experts and their analysis and opinions of those records could add several more months to the overall case assessment period, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible.
At Allen & Allen, our team of experienced lawyers, in-house investigators, and network of medical professionals use their skills to collect evidence and build a solid case on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
If you or a family member has been injured due to the actions of a healthcare professional, don’t wait to contact a lawyer. Don’t wait to begin rebuilding your life.
How Can a Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney Help Me?
Medical malpractice insurance companies have an obvious financial motivation to find any possible reason to deny your claim, and they have extensive resources available to help do so. An experienced attorney who has confronted these insurers and navigated the murky waters of medical malpractice with positive results is essential to the success of your claim.
At Allen & Allen, we have a team of lawyers dedicated to handling medical malpractice claims. This team is led by accomplished attorneys Malcom P. McConnell, III and Jason W. Konvicka. They have proven their expertise by winning numerous jury verdicts and settlements including:
- Case result: Attorney Malcolm McConnell, III secured $2 million on behalf of a surgical patient who suffered a severe infection and catastrophic consequences from a towel that was left in her abdomen after a routine procedure.
- Attorney Jason Konvicka secured $1.5 million on behalf of a woman who had a stroke after her physician ignored signs of a complication and continued in vitro fertilization therapy.
- Attorneys Jason Konvicka and Malcolm McConnell III secured $25 million on behalf of a cardiac patient who was misdiagnosed despite copious evidence suggesting his true condition.
A seasoned Virginia medical malpractice lawyer at Allen & Allen brings extensive knowledge of personal injury law and medical negligence critical to evaluating a case for a personal injury claim or wrongful death case. We can review the unique circumstances of your injuries to secure fair compensation for your losses.
Common Medical Malpractice Injuries
Medical malpractice can lead to a variety of injuries, often resulting from negligence or errors in healthcare. Some common medical malpractice injuries include:
- Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: Failing to accurately diagnose a medical condition or delaying the diagnosis can lead to worsened health outcomes.
- Surgical Errors: Mistakes during surgery, such as wrong-site surgery, anesthesia errors, or leaving instruments inside the body, can cause serious injuries.
- Medication Errors: Administering the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or prescribing medications with harmful interactions can have severe consequences.
- Birth Injuries: Negligence during childbirth, such as improper use of forceps or failure to monitor fetal distress, can result in birth injuries to the mother or the newborn.
- Infections: Inadequate sterilization procedures or improper wound care can lead to infections, causing additional harm to patients.
- Anesthesia Complications: Errors in administering anesthesia, such as dosage miscalculations or allergic reactions, can result in serious complications.
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent: If a healthcare provider fails to adequately inform a patient about the risks and benefits of a medical procedure, it may constitute medical malpractice.
- Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse: Injuries resulting from neglect or abuse in a nursing home, such as bedsores or unaddressed medical conditions, can be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
- Wrongful Death: Medical malpractice in the context of wrongful death involves a healthcare provider’s failure to meet the standard of care, leading to fatal consequences.
These personal injuries often have significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the affected individuals. If you suspect you’ve experienced medical malpractice, consulting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you understand your rights and pursue appropriate legal action.
What Type of Damages May Be Available for a Medical Malpractice Claim?
In a medical malpractice claim, various types of damages may be available to compensate the victim or their surviving family members. These damages can be categorized into economic and non-economic damages. Here’s a breakdown, including considerations for wrongful death:
- Medical Expenses: This includes costs related to medical treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other necessary healthcare expenses.
- Lost Income: Compensation for lost wages and other income due to the injury or, in the case of wrongful death, the potential future income the deceased would have earned.
- Funeral and Burial Costs: In wrongful death cases, economic damages may cover the reasonable expenses associated with the funeral and burial of the deceased.
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering resulting from the malpractice.
- Loss of Consortium: In wrongful death cases, this refers to the loss of companionship, support, and services that the deceased would have provided to their family members.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Compensation for the loss of the ability to enjoy life’s activities and experiences.
- Emotional Distress: Damages for psychological suffering and emotional trauma experienced as a result of the malpractice.
For wrongful death cases, the specific damages awarded will depend on the circumstances of the case, the financial impact on the survivors, and the pain and suffering endured. It’s important to consult with an experienced attorney to assess the full scope of damages applicable to your unique situation and to navigate the legal complexities involved in a medical malpractice claim.
Contact Allen & Allen Today For Your Medical Malpractice Case
If you or a loved one has experienced the devastating effects of medical malpractice, now is the time to seek the experienced and compassionate legal guidance of Allen & Allen. With a proven track record of successfully handling complex medical malpractice claims, our team brings significant experience to your case. With law offices based in Virginia, we are committed to providing personalized service to our community.
Your well-being is our priority, and we understand the challenges you may be facing. Let us leverage our experience to navigate the intricacies of your case, securing the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact Allen & Allen today for a consultation and take the first step towards finding resolution and peace of mind during this difficult time. Call us at 866-962-3527 or fill out the contact form on this website.
Medical Malpractice Resources
- What is Medical Malpractice? – Defines the term and its nuances
- Expert Witnesses and Your Medical Malpractice Case – Describes how complicated medical malpractice cases are and the nuts and bolts of expert certification
- Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases in Virginia – Defines and describes the statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice and its implications