Medical negligence occurs when your health care provider causes personal injury through incompetence, failure to follow proper regulations, or deviates in any way from the accepted standards of practice in the medical community. If you have suffered an injury due to negligence on the part of your healthcare provider, experienced West Virginia medical malpractice attorney Jim Leach is prepared to assist you in recovering from your losses.
Common Types of Medical Negligence
Any time your healthcare provider acts in a way that is inconsistent with accepted standards they are putting you at risk for personal injury. By not giving adequate attention, your doctor puts you at risk for complications from misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose your disorder at all, but negligence may also result in:
- Botched surgeries
- Birthing complications, including cerebral palsy
- Brain injuries
These harmful consequences could have been avoided if absolute care and attention had been paid by your healthcare provider, and you are entitled to recover from any losses, be they emotional, physical, or monetary, that you suffer due to this gross negligence.
Proving Medical Negligence
Legal cases involving medical malpractice can be quite difficult to win. The onus is on you, the victim, to prove negligence resulted in your injuries. As a basic rule, courts look for “The 4 D’s of Medical Malpractice”: Dereliction of a Duty Directly causing Damages, but your doctor will have a team of lawyer and insurance specialists to ensure they are cleared of any wrongdoing. With the help of a thorough and dedicated medical malpractice attorney, you can turn the tables on those devoted to denying your claim, and get the compensation you deserve.
In cases of wrongful death, a loved one or your estate can bring a claim against your healthcare provider with the assistance of an attorney to recover from their damages as well. While a loved one can never be brought back, losses, including potential earned income, and end of life expenses, can be recovered during these cases.
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If you or a loved one has suffered injury caused by a negligent doctor in West Virginia, don’t try to take them on alone. Please contact Jim Leach Attorneys at Law for an initial consultation and full review of how our medical negligence attorneys can help you recover from your losses.