Did your doctor or hospital commit medical malpractice?

In 2016 researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital published the results of a study on medical mistakes estimating that medical errors result in 250,000 deaths each year. This estimate ranks medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer.

Many of the 250,000 would be considered “medical malpractice.”  However, families of the deceased rarely consult a lawyer regarding the death or, quite often, they consult a lawyer that is not experienced in medical malpractice cases.

Surgical errors, preventable birth injuries, failure to diagnose cancer, and medication errors occur frequently in West Virginia and in the United States.  The lawyers at Preston & Salango understand the complex medical issues involved and will thorough review your medical malpractice case.  Attorney Ben Salango is frequently listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in medical malpractice cases.  In 2019, he was named “Lawyer of the Year” in medical malpractice and personal injuries matters.

Our attorneys work hard to get excellent results.  Although each case depends on many factors, and no law firm can guarantee future results, here are examples of medical negligence cases we have handled with success:

  • Medical malpractice settlement- $7.8 million
  • Medical malpractice settlement- $4.0 million
  • Neglect in nursing home resulting in death- $2.7 million
  • Injuries sustained in nursing home from neglect- $500,000
  • Failure to diagnose acute bleeding- $750,000
  • Failure to diagnose abscess resulting in multiple surgeries- $500,000
  • Failure to diagnose spinal cord injury- $1,000,000
  • Failure to diagnose cervical cancer- $800,000
  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer- $750,000
  • Failure to diagnose cardiac condition results in death- $1.5 million
  • Failure to provide sufficient nursing staff results in death- $3.0 million
  • Birth injury resulting in death- $1.0 million
  • Injuries sustained during birth- $2.75 million
  • Wrongful discharge- $3.2 million
  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer- $1.0 million

If you suspect a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, contact Preston & Salango.  There are time limitations that apply to medical malpractice cases. 304-342-0512.


Categories: Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury