You rely on your doctor and other medical professionals to keep you safe when you need medical treatment. When you experience a delay in treatment, a misdiagnosis, or become the victim of a medical mistake, you might feel confused or even betrayed. When a patient suffers harm as a result of a medical professional’s actions (or failure to act), it’s medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, you may be able to collect compensation under West Virginia law to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
There is a difference between being unhappy with your medical care and true malpractice. Gaining compensation for medical malpractice requires showing sufficient evidence for the following:
There are many instances in which a provider might commit negligence. Some of the most common types of malpractice include:
Medical malpractice cases can be difficult for patients to navigate, particularly at a time when they are already feeling unwell. Building these cases requires garnering testimony, negotiating with insurance companies, and communicating with a hospital system’s defense lawyers. The attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group, PLLC have been serving the communities of Morgantown and Fairmont for 37 years.
We treat every client like family, while giving each medical malpractice case the attention to detail it deserves. While many of our cases settle out of court, we prepare each case as if it’s going to trial. This better equips us to negotiate aggressively on your behalf and secure the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost income, pain, and suffering.
If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, your next step is to contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Let one of our attorneys provide a risk free review of your legal options and help you decide on your next best steps.