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Category: Medical Malpractice

Slip and Fall Accident in a Hospital

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal injury on May 31, 2022

Hospitals are meant to be safe places for patients to receive the medical treatment that they need to heal and recover from injuries and illnesses. Hospitals should provide not only quality medical care but also safe and protected environments for patients and visitors. If a hospital has fallen into a state of disrepair, this can… read more

Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases: Medical Expert Testimony

Posted in Medical Malpractice on May 31, 2022

It is rare for a medical malpractice case not to involve medical expert testimony. This is because medical malpractice cases deal with highly complex medical subjects that are typically beyond the scope of the average juror. A medical expert witness can be hired by a plaintiff to fill in the gaps and explain nuanced medical… read more

Can Bedsores Lead to Death?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Nursing Homes on May 31, 2022

A bedsore, also known as a pressure ulcer, is a medical condition that arises when too much pressure is exerted upon one part of the body for too long. It is a medically complex wound that requires prompt treatment to halt its progression. If left untreated, a bedsore can continue to worsen until it is… read more

Who Is Liable for a Wrong-Site Surgery?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 29, 2022

Performing surgery is an extremely delicate business. The saying, “There is no such thing as a minor surgery” is accurate; every operation is serious and deserves the utmost care and attention by the surgeon and surgical team. One of the most severe examples of a surgical error is a wrong-site surgery. If you or a… read more

Can I Recover Damages for Nerve Damage Caused During Surgery?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 28, 2022

Every surgery comes with risks. It is the responsibility of the surgeon and surgical team to minimize these risks and have a plan in place to prepare for any possibility. Unfortunately, not all surgeons and medical providers fulfill their obligations to patients. Preventable surgical errors and anesthesia mistakes can result in injuries such as nerve… read more

How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 27, 2022

Medical malpractice refers to the failure of a health care professional to provide proper medical care to a patient, resulting in harm to the patient. In West Virginia, you can file a medical malpractice claim to seek financial damages from a negligent medical practitioner for causing your injuries or a loved one’s death. It is… read more

Ischemic Strokes: Why Every Minute Counts

Posted in blog,Medical Malpractice,Wrongful Death on February 23, 2022

How much time do you have to treat a stroke? The answer may surprise you. The first minutes and hours after stroke symptoms appear are critical for receiving proper, and potentially lifesaving, treatment. Therefore, it is vital that you recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke as soon as possible. Recognizing the Symptoms The clock… read more

Four Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Posted in blog,Medical Malpractice on February 1, 2022

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor harms a patient by failing to perform their medical duties properly. Claims for medical malpractice must be proven and have a few basic requirements. A patient-doctor relationship must have existed, and the doctor had to be negligent in the diagnosis or treatment of the patient.  You must also be… read more

Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 19, 2021

If you or a loved one gets injured as a result of an act of preventable negligence on the part of a health care practitioner, you can pursue justice and financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. In West Virginia, as is the case in many states, state law caps or limits the amount… read more

Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice Years After Treatment?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 8, 2021

Medical malpractice is a serious wrongdoing that injures and kills thousands of patients each year. In West Virginia, injured patients have the right to hold negligent physicians accountable for their actions. If a health care practitioner wronged you, you only have a limited amount of time to sue for medical malpractice.  Although in some circumstances… read more