Medical experts are essential to medical malpractice cases. In fact, medical malpractice cases are unique because if an expert in the field cannot be found to testify on your behalf, there is no chance of winning the case. The medical malpractice case is a case of negligence and in a negligence case the “plaintiff,” in this instance the “patient,” […]
That is obvious medical malpractice!
We have already seen how crucial experts are even before the case is filed, for example, the Virginia Certification requirement. If the case goes to trial, we will hire medical experts to testify concerning any of the four elements of the medical malpractice case – a duty to treat the patient, a breach of the […]
Medical Malpractice During Birth
One type of medical situation that almost always requires investigation is when there is a case of injury to the mother or baby in the gestational period or in the birthing process. Medical malpractice during birth is more common than one might think. It may seem obvious, but the physician’s “patient” in an obstetric scenario […]
When Medical Negligence Is Not Enough For A Malpractice Case
In a previous blog, we discussed the medical malpractice case of Mr. John who had knee surgery and subsequently developed both an infection and a blood clot. Although both conditions were treated, he ended up with a lengthy (and expensive) hospital stay, having to take blood thinner for a year and a stiff knee, when […]
Not all Medical Mistakes Make Good Cases
In a previous blog post, we discussed the concept of medical negligence. After reading that post you might still have questions about how a medical provider can make a medical mistake that causes a bad outcome and there still not be legal negligence. Let’s talk about the answer to that question more closely. Let’s Look […]
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical care providers are humans. Humans make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes cause a medical injury. But our medical malpractice system does not compensate for all patient injuries caused by a medical mistake. That’s a shocking statement, isn’t it? Your medical provider can hurt you by mistake. And, yet, the jury won’t give you a penny. […]
Choosing A Medical Malpractice Law Firm?
Medical Malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. That’s right, can you believe it! It’s hard to believe but right behind heart disease and cancer, medical errors lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. And that doesn’t include the injuries and disability caused by hospitals, nursing homes, […]