Even though there are many excellent doctors in Virginia and the surrounding states, the need for a good medical mistake law firm Virginia residents can count on is on the rise. It is all too common these days for people to go to a healthcare practitioner for routine procedures and check-ups, and wind up worse off than they were before they went. This is often because of the negligence of a healthcare practitioner or hospital or other medical facility.. This negligence can be in the form of actually doing something to a patient, such as performing a surgery incorrectly or prescribing the wrong medication; or it can be in the form of not doing something that the healthcare provider should have done such as, diagnosing a condition or choosing an appropriate course of treatment.
Along with the pain and/or negatively impacted quality of life of a medical mistake, usually comes medical expenses. When a patient suffers from an injury or becomes unwell because of something a healthcare practitioner did or did not do, he or she may be entitled to compensation. In the tragic event that a family member dies because of this, his or her remaining family members may be entitled to compensation. Some of the reasons that people get compensated after a medical mistake are:
- Emergency services bills
- Medical bills- current and projected
- Hospital bills- current and projected
- Loss of income- current and projected
- Loss of abilities
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of childcare and/or household management
- Loss of parental guidance
The above are some of the more common forms of compensation that victims of medical malpractice and their families often seek. It is not intended to be legal advice in any way.
To help you to determine whether or not you may be entitled to compensation for your or a loved one’s injury or death, Cohen & Cohen, P.C. is a highly rated medical mistake law firm Virginia medical mistake victims and their families recommend.
Forms of Medical Mistakes
There are many different kinds of medical mistakes that can harm a patient. A medical mistake can happen in any field of medicine and in many different settings. Medical mistakes can occur in our traditional western medicine practices including dentistry, as well as in what are often considered to be alternative medicine practices such as chiropractic and acupuncture. Some common examples of medical malpractice mistakes include but are not limited to:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Medication errors- prescribing or administering the wrong medication, or administering
the the correct medication
- Surgery errors
- Lack of adequate patient monitoring
- Laboratory errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Improper or inadequate hospital procedures
The above and other reasons not mentioned here, are often the cause for a victim of a medical mistake to file a medical mistake claim. Many people find it beneficial, and that they are more successful in their quest for compensation, when they enlist the help of a good personal injury law firm that is experienced in fighting medical malpractice cases.
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