Medical and healthcare professionals provide an extremely valuable service to our community and our world. They help treat and prevent a myriad of illnesses, infections, and injuries. While it is never the intention of doctors, nurses, hospital staff, or other healthcare professionals to cause injury or death, the unfortunate reality is that mistakes happen every day. And those mistakes can be extremely costly to you or your loved ones. When you are injured, you may need to speak with our Medical Malpractice Lawyer Charlottesville VA trusts, with our offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
The term “medical malpractice” refers to an instance where a doctor, medical professional, or medical facility deviates from accepted standards of care for the health care industry and, as a result, causes an injury to a patient. Many of these cases are never reported and even fewer of them receive the compensation they deserve.
Medical malpractice can cause injury or even death to any person. No matter your age or gender, you or your loved one can be the victim of medical malpractice. And the results of such medical mistakes can include years of treatment or therapy, lifelong disabilities, loss of employment, and exorbitant bills. Life may never return to normal.
The Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorneys of MartinWren, P.C. are experienced in representing injured parties in complex medical malpractice litigation. Our medical malpractice lawyers are available to advise you on the applicable law and filing requirements and to represent you if you have a claim.
Some forms of medical malpractice are so prevalent and preventable that Medicare, the governmental health care program, refuses to provide compensation for certain hospital acquired conditions. These errors, the Medicare laws reason, were entirely preventable given adequate medical care and never should have occurred. Those conditions include:
- When a foreign object remains in the patient’s body following a surgery;
- Gas embolism or air embolism;
- Blood incompatibility following a blood transfusion;
- Trauma and patient falls;
- Stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers and bed sores;
- Manifestations of poor glycemic control;
- Urinary tract infections resulting from catheter use;
- Vascular catheter-associated infections;
- Surgical site infection following coronary artery bypass graft, bariatric surgery, or orthopedic procedures in the spine, neck, elbow, and shoulder; and
- Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis
These hospital-acquired conditions are referred to as “never errors” because the errors are simply so terrible and preventable that they never should have happened. When these errors do occur, catastrophic injuries and even fatalities may result. Such cases are incredibly difficult for injury victims and their families primarily because the negligent acts and omissions would have been prevented with the use of ordinary care.
Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for the negligence of their medical provider. Such compensation may include damages for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and inconvenience.
If you believe you may have a claim for medical malpractice, please contact either Robert E. Byrne, Jr. or Kirk D. Becchi, the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg VA Medical Malpractice Attorneys of MartinWren, P.C., at (434) 817-3100. We can meet with you or your loved one at a time and place that is convenient for you and review your case and address your concerns. Let our Medical Malpractice Lawyer Charlottesville VA looks to help you or your loved one find some answers during this difficult and stressful time.