Doctor Errors & Medical Malpractice
Have You Been Hurt by a Doctor’s Mistake in Charleston, WV?
When an individual goes to visit a doctor, they are entrusting their very
health to them—trusting the doctor will behave professionally and
that they will uphold the standard of care. Unfortunately, that is not
always the case. Should a doctor make an error and fail to provide proper
treatment to a patient, they may be held liable for
medical malpractice and the patient who was harmed may have legal grounds to seek compensation.
Some common doctor errors in medical malpractice claims:
Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
It is important to realize that just because a doctor has made a mistake
does not automatically mean you will have grounds to file a medical malpractice
claim. In order to have this type of claim, you and your attorney must
be able to prove that the doctor was negligent, reckless, or careless
in some manner.
To prove medical malpractice, the following four things must be proven:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship established.
- The doctor was negligent and did not behave as a “reasonably skilled
and careful” doctor would.
- The doctor’s negligence is directly responsible for your injuries.
- You have suffered specific damages as a result of the negligence.
Because medical malpractice claims involving a doctor error are so complex,
it is recommended that you get a skilled legal professional in your corner
who is invested in helping you fight for full and fair compensation. At
Preston & Salango, PLLC, we have more than 40 years of combined legal
experience that we can put to work for your case. Our lawyers have earned
honors such as being rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®,
named by The National Trial Lawyers in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and
rated 10 out of 10 Superb by Avvo. We have the experience and the skill
set you can trust when you are facing a complex medical malpractice case.
Take the first step in your case.
Contact our Charleston medical malpractice attorneys for a free consult.