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Medical Malpractice

 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN HARMED BY A HEALTHCARE MISTAKE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION.

Sustaining an injury at the hands of trusted medical professionals can be frightening for you and your loved ones. Not only are you recovering from the injuries you sustained, additional medical bills and potentially life-changing results from your injury can add to your overall mental stress. Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare professionals causes injury to a patient; and the hospital, doctor, or healthcare professional has a valid doctor-patient relationship with you at the time of the medical mistake. Additionally, the injury must be caused through negligence and resulted in an error in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management. Typically, medical malpractice claims must contain:

  • • A violation of the standard or typical medical care
  • • An injury caused by the negligence
  • • An injury resulting in significant damages

Medical malpractice lawsuits are very complex and can be difficult to prove. State laws covering medical practice claims and lawsuits vary greatly and can include:

  • • Limits on the deadline to file your claim
  • • Limits on how much you can be compensated for your injury
  • • Notification requirements on your intention to file a medical malpractice lawsuit or claim


In most medical malpractice cases, expert testimony is required regarding the standard or typical medical care for your original aliment, as well as the relationship between the physician’s medical decision and your injury. These reasons are why it is important to speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.


At Whitcomb Selinsky, PC, we will help determine the validity of your medical malpractice claim. Our malpractice experts, headed by Nathan J.D. Veldhuis in Virginia and Washington, DC and Doug Fields in Colorado, will look at your case to determine what rule or rules were broken and how that led to your injury. We will work directly with medical experts to provide evidence and testimony to prove your claim, negotiate with insurance companies to provide you with a fair settlement, and take your case to trial, if needed.

There are many common mistakes or types of medical negligence that can lead to a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a claim or lawsuit are:

  • Failure to diagnose, delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis
  • Failure to order proper testing
  • Neglecting to create a follow-up plan, or poor follow-up or aftercare
  • Skipping patient history or physical exam, or disregarding patient history
  • Incorrectly reading or ignoring a test result
  • Medication errors, including improper medication or dosage
  • Surgical mistakes such as unnecessary surgery, surgical errors, or performing surgery on the incorrect site

 

If you have been injured due to a medical professional or medical institution, contact us at Whitcomb Selinsky, PC. We will fight for you, your family members, and your future.

 

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