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Medical malpractice trial attorneys who take the right steps to prove your claim.

If You Have Been Harmed by a Healthcare Mistake, You May Be Eligible for Compensation and We Will Fight for You.

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.

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Medical Malpractice Claims



 

Typically, medical malpractice claims must contain:

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.

Medical Negligence

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:

Medical Malpractice Claims



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.

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

Meet Your Medical Malpractice Legal Team

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Doug Fields

Senior Attorney | Litigation Practice Director (Colorado Location)

Doug is a proven, seasoned trial attorney with over 32 years of litigation experience in State and Federal courts. He is well-versed at operating in dynamic atmospheres and is able to quickly adapt to the ever-changing demands of today’s legal environment. He has broad experience in developing, settling, mediating, and trying hundreds of cases in a wide array of practice areas in State and Federal Courts throughout the U.S.

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Nathan J.D. Veldhuis

Senior Litigation Attorney (Virginia Location)

Nathan has spent his entire career representing people and/or family members and friends of individuals who have been injured or killed through no fault of their own. Nathan has worked on cases from “fender benders” to major catastrophic events caused by the negligence of other people, corporations, or the state and/or federal government. His compassion for his clients gives Nathan a better understanding of those who have experienced, or are experiencing, difficulties due to their injuries.

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Nathan McKibben

Attorney

Nathan specializes in civil litigation. He has a passion for helping clients navigate complicated aspects of litigation. Nathan works closely with clients to guide them through their cases, ensuring their understanding of the complex rules and laws.

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