When a person becomes injured, ill, or dies because of the negligence of a physician or other health care practitioner or a healthcare facility, it may be in the best interest of the victim and/or their family, to seek the advice of a medical malpractice law firm Virginia residents can turn to in situations like yours.
A victim of medical malpractice, and often their family, may be entitled to financial compensation. Medical malpractice laws differ from state to state. If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, talking to a lawyer with experience at a reputable law firm that is licensed to practice in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and many of the surrounding areas, may help you to make more informed decisions about what your next steps should be. Cohen & Cohen, has members of our legal team at the ready to give people in situations like yours a free consultation and case evaluation. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Common Types of Compensation for Medical Malpractice
While every medical malpractice claim is unique and different, there are types of compensation that are commonly sought after in medical malpractice cases. It does not matter what specifically caused a victim to be injured in order to seek compensation, as long as the plaintiff, usually their lawyer, can prove that the injury is the result of the negligent behavior of the victim’s physician. Common forms of financial compensation for medical malpractice victims and/or their families include but are not limited to:
– Emergency services
– Medical bills
– Hospital bills
– Loss of income
– Loss of childcare and/or household management
– Loss of abilities
– Loss of quality of life
– Pain and suffering
– Loss of benefits
– Funeral and burial expenses
– Loss of consortium
– Loss of parental guidance
– Loss of sibling companionship
If any of the above have caused you and your family financial hardship, or if you are having other difficulties related to an injury that are not mentioned here, a medical malpractice law firm Virginia medical malpractice victims and their families can rely on, may be able to help you get the compensation you and your family are entitled to.
Common Reasons People Become Injured or Ill Because of Medical Malpractice
As a very basic explanation of medical malpractice, when a doctor or other healthcare provider and their office, or a hospital or other kind of medical facility, does not meet what is considered to be the industry’s acceptable standard of medical care; and this negligence causes a patient to suffer from an injury or illness. If this proves to be true, the medical malpractice victim, and often their family, may be entitled to compensation. Common reasons people become injured or ill because of medical malpractice include but are not limited to:
Misdiagnoses A misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose something that can be fixed
Surgery and procedure errors When a medical practitioner and his/her staff perform a
surgery or procedure incorrectly
Medication error Prescribing or administering the wrong medications; not prescribing or
administering the correct medications in their correct doses
Nursing home neglect and abuse Patients who cannot take care of their basic daily
needs should be attended to and monitored on a regular and frequent basis; this includes
making sure patients have social interactions and outside stimulation. These patients
should never be subjected to physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse by their
caregivers or fellow residents.
The above are just some of the basics about medical malpractice and in no way should any of the information here be taken as legal advice.To get answers to the legal questions you are looking for, contact a law firm that has a track record of successfully defending medical malpractice victims and their families.
For a highly rated medical malpractice lawyer Virginia is fortunate to have in its midst, contact Cohen & Cohen, today.