Nurses, pharmacists, internal physicians and surgeons, while highly skilled professionals, are human beings just like the rest of us: they make mistakes. In the medical field, mistakes can have a devastating impact. What happens when a doctor is negligent in failing to diagnose a disease, or in operating on the wrong part of the body? You may be a victim of medical malpractice, which is not uncommon at hospitals in Norfolk and other parts of Hampton Roads, Virginia.
There are many other types of medical malpractice case. Every case is different, and most involve complex scientific and legal issues. You will be told that your injury was an “inherent risk” and so will the jury.
While most personal injury and negligence cases settle out of court, medical malpractice cases very frequently go to a jury trial. The insurance carriers for medical professionals and institutions, along with their attorneys, are extremely aggressive in their defense strategy. It is not unusual to receive no offer of settlement at all, even if a lawsuit is filed. In this situation, you will thank yourself if you have already retained a skilled lawyer who can work the case from start to finish knowing that it is very likely to go to trial.
Contact me today for a free consultation about your medical malpractice claim.
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