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5 Signs You Need a Hospital Malpractice Lawyer

Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Each time you visit a hospital, you put your trust in its facilities, practices, and medical staff, including nurses and doctors. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always lead to a positive outcome. Medical malpractice occurs when these entities fail to act under the prevailing professional standards or fail to foresee consequences that a professional person, having the necessary skills and education, should foresee.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, it’s in your best interest to contact a hospital malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries. 

Continue reading to learn more about malpractice in Virginia hospitals and when to reach out to an attorney about your case.

If you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Call us at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will get justice for you. 

When Can You Sue Your Hospital?

When your medical team fails to perform their duties responsibly, these mishaps can lead to injury. Provided you have the evidence, you can sue a hospital for negligence to recover general damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Generally, your hospital negligence attorney may advise you to file a claim against a healthcare provider in the following circumstances (that lead to injuries):

  • Poorly trained staff commit errors
  • Security staff acts negligently
  • Dangerous conditions on the premises
  • Medical records get lost
  • Unsanitary hygiene practices
  • Poor equipment maintenance and upkeep
  • Lack of clear communication
  • Understaffing and low nurse-to-patient ratio
  • Old or defective equipment is still being used

Many malpractice claims are preventable but poor facility maintenance, a lack of resources, or a lack of protocol can cause problems for patients. Consider the following signs to determine if you’ve been a victim of hospital negligence. 

5 Signs You Need A Hospital Malpractice Lawyer

If you’ve been harmed while under the care of a medical facility, then you could be entitled to financial compensation according to the law. However, it’s not always clear who’s responsible and what you’re entitled to. 

Here are some telltale signs that your rights have been violated and you should speak with a hospital negligence lawyer: 

Your Illness Has Worsened Because of a Medication Mistake

The US Food and Drug Administration receives over 100,000 reports of medication errors each year. This leads to billions of dollars in economic losses with 41% of US citizens suffering from a medical error every year. 

Medication mistakes can extend your hospital stay for days or weeks, thus drastically multiplying your medical costs. If you’ve been prescribed improper medication you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries, ailments, additional medical costs, and more. 

Birth Injuries Have Harmed You or Your Child

Improper birthing techniques may permanently disable a child (i.e., paralysis, mental impairment, etc.) or even result in a newborn’s death. In many cases, permanent birth injuries require therapy and round-the-clock treatment. Consider consulting with a seasoned legal professional if you or your infant suffered injuries due to negligence during childbirth. 

You’re Unfamiliar With the Hospital Malpractice Claim Process

Malpractice law is complex and involves many moving parts. As such, it can be beneficial to hire an experienced hospital negligence attorney. A diligent personal injury lawyer can guide you through each step of the lawsuit process, including:

  • Conduct investigations
  • Gather evidence of malpractice
  • File a malpractice claim
  • Advocate for you in settlement negotiations
  • Defend your rights in trial when necessary

Settlement Negotiations Have Stalled 

Insurance companies make billions of dollars in profit every year by refusing to pay victims what they’re entitled to. If the insurance company stonewalls you or offers you less than you deserve, then an attorney can help you understand what’s fair and fight for your rights. 

In many cases, the insurance company will attempt to devalue your claim, but a skilled medical negligence attorney can aggressively negotiate on your behalf to recover maximum compensation for your damages. 

You’re Not Sure How to Value Your Case

It can be hard for medical injury victims to assess the value of their damages while experiencing the aftermath of their injuries. A hospital malpractice lawyer can calculate all your damages and help you secure the best possible compensation.

Contact Our Hospital Lawyers For Your Injuries

Medical negligence cases must be filed before the statute of limitations expires – Which is why you should move as quickly as possible to begin the claims process.  Our attorneys are here to help you determine fault, investigate your claims, and hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for their actions.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to seek the compensation you deserve. Contact RVA Personal Injury Lawyers today at 1-804-915-1611 for your free initial consultation with a Virginia medical malpractice attorney you can trust.

“We Get Justice For Injured People, and We Love What We Do”

We are not settlement lawyers. Sharif Gray has proven that he can and will get results in court, and the insurance companies know that. If you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, we can help.

Sharif is committed to trying cases well. Because of that, he does not handle hundreds of cases at a time. He is selective in the cases he takes so he can get justice for the people he represents. In every case, he has three goals:

  1. Hold the responsible corporation or individual fully accountable.
  2. Make the community safer, so others are not also harmed.
  3. Compensation that recognizes the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.

We love what we do, and we are proud of the positive impact we have had and will continue to have on the people we represent and the community we live in.

If we can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to call us at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We will get justice for you.

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