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Richmond Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medicine is one area of life where specialized knowledge and skill are essential. We can’t treat ourselves for any but the most basic health needs. When doctors, nurses or hospitals fail to practice according to the expected, acceptable standard, the results can be devastating for victims and their families, but it can be extremely challenging to hold doctors or hospitals accountable in this complex area. At Latham & Martin, our dedicated team of experienced attorneys focuses on helping those who have been wronged by healthcare providers in the City of Richmond and Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield counties. Medical malpractice is a specific area of law requiring specialized expertise to determine whether malpractice occurred and understand what it takes to bring the proper parties to justice. We have what it takes and are willing to listen to your story and let you know how we can help. Contact our dedicated Richmond medical malpractice lawyers today.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to meet the standard of care that a reasonable and competent professional in the same field would have provided under similar circumstances. When this failure results in injury or harm to the patient, the negligent professional can be held liable for all aspects of that harm, including additional medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more.

Medical malpractice can happen in countless different ways. Latham & Martin handles a wide range of medical malpractice cases in Richmond, Virginia, including:

  1. Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: When a medical professional fails to correctly diagnose a patient’s condition, or there is a significant delay in diagnosis, it can lead to incorrect treatment or a lack of treatment, causing further harm.
  2. Surgical Errors: These include mistakes during surgery, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving a surgical instrument inside the patient, or negligence in the procedure that fails to correct the condition or causes additional harm.
  3. Medication Errors: Prescribing or administering the wrong medication or incorrect dosage can lead to serious health complications.
  4. Childbirth Injuries: Injuries to a child during the birthing process due to negligence or improper care can have lifelong consequences.

Virginia State Laws and Medical Malpractice

In Virginia, there are specific laws and regulations related to medical malpractice cases. Some key aspects include:

  • Statute of Limitations: In Virginia, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date the injury occurred, or in some cases one year from when the injury was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. This is a critical deadline that must be met, but applying the right limitations period is complicated and requires skilled expertise from a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.
  • Damage Caps: Virginia has a cap on the amount of damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice case, adjusted periodically. These caps are meant to help doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies at the expense of injury victims, but our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers will do all we can to recover the maximum compensation that is due to you.

How Latham & Martin Can Assist You With Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Navigating the complexities of a medical malpractice claim in Virginia can be challenging. At Latham & Martin, our attorneys are committed to providing personal attention and guidance through each step of the legal process. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the specific details of your case and determine the best course of action. We conduct a thorough investigation, including reviewing medical records, consulting with medical experts, and gathering all necessary evidence to build a robust case. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing justice and obtaining fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by medical malpractice in Richmond.

Contact Richmond Medical Malpractice Attorneys Latham & Martin Today

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in Richmond, Virginia, don’t hesitate to contact Latham & Martin. Our compassionate and skilled legal team is ready to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 804-821-0090 or fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will reach out to you promptly. We understand the emotional and physical toll medical malpractice can take, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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