When you feel sick or suffer an injury, you likely put your life in the hands of a doctor or other medical professional. They have some of the highest standards of care when diagnosing or treating loved ones. Patients and their families rightfully believe that medical professionals will do everything they can to make them better.
Unfortunately, 100,000 people annually are injured or killed by preventable medical errors. When a medical professional fails you, speak to a Virginia personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
When a medical professional is negligent, it can cause injury or harm to the patient. It can even result in death in some cases. Doctors and medical staff will rarely admit they did anything wrong, but medical malpractice has likely occurred. A medical error can happen at any point during an interaction, such as during diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or during follow-ups. The most common types of medical malpractice include:
If you are a patient who suffers an injury or illness, you may have the right to pursue compensation in a medical malpractice case. Discuss your situation with a Virginia medical malpractice lawyer at RVA Personal Injury Lawyers. We will review the details of your case to find the best course of action.
Doctors have a reputation for working long hours without rest. Doctors and medical professionals often go without sleep for extended periods. Sometimes doctors are on call for over 80 hours a week. Fatigue and sleep deprivation can lead to doctors making grave errors resulting in injuries or death.
As we’ve mentioned, a loved one may die from a medical error. If medical malpractice leads to death, the surviving family may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims can bring closure and establish a financial foundation for the future.
You might recover compensation for funeral or burial expenses, future lost income, medical expenses, and additional financial hardships. A Virginia personal injury lawyer can help bring you closure by investigating the situation and working to hold the responsible party accountable.
When you hire a Virginia medical malpractice lawyer, you are looking to win damages for your injuries. Our legal team will determine what you are eligible for, including:
You must provide substantial evidence in order to establish damages in medical malpractice claims. Let our personal injury lawyers in Virginia help with the claims process and get you the compensation you deserve.
Putting trust in a medical professional is something many people do daily. They have undergone extensive training in order to obtain medical licenses. Legal remedies are available when a medical professional abuses your trust and hurts you. You should speak to a Virginia personal injury lawyer from RVA Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. Call us at (804) 915-1611 to schedule an initial consultation.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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