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Do you suspect that you have been a victim of medical malpractice?  Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the USA, as reported in a recent study. Medical professionals, including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and others working in the healthcare field are human beings, and prone to making mistakes. Unfortunately, these errors can have terrible consequences for the patient. The most common types of medical mistakes include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis 
  • Improper treatment
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Defective or incorrectly used medical equipment
  • Labor and delivery errors
  • Infections
  • Faulty medical devices

Are you a victim of medical malpractice?

A doctor or other medical professional who made a mistake in treatment may or may not have committed medical malpractice. A successful medical malpractice claim or lawsuit  will be based on the legal concept called the “duty of care.” A doctor, nurse, or another practitioner must exercise a reasonable level of care when diagnosing or treating a patient. 

The first step is to establish that your doctor failed to act reasonably in delivering treatment, diagnosing a condition, or other medical care, breaching his or her duty of care. Evaluating a suspected case of medical malpractice will require a full review of your medical records to determine whether medical negligence or a medical error occurred.

Why you need a medical malpractice lawyer

A successful medical malpractice lawsuit will involve fully establishing four elements, supported by compelling evidence:

  • The doctor or other medical professional owed you a duty of care.
  • That party acted in a manner that breached the duty of care.
  • The medical professional breached the duty of care.
  • You or a loved one suffered measurable harm as a result of the error or negligent medical care.

If you think that a family member may be a victim of medical malpractice, you need legal counselfrom an experienced medical malpractice attorney who has an extensive track record of success. Medical malpractice cases are often complicated, highly-technical, and will require a skilled attorney to help you bring a lawsuit.

Who can be held liable in case of medical malpractice?

Every case has unique facts. To identify all liable parties will require a full review of what occurred. Generally, the parties who may be named in a lawsuit may include:

  • The doctor, nurse, or another medical professional who made the error or acted in a negligent manner
  • The hospital, clinic, or health center
  • The pharmaceutical company

How to file a medical malpractice case in Fairfax

If you or a close family member has suffered a serious health condition, worsened condition, illness, surgical error, birth error or infection, or died under medical care, and you suspect medical malpractice, connect with a qualified, experienced medical malpractice lawyer at once. You may be entitled to a significant level of compensation.

Why choose Rodriguez Law Firm?

Medical providers, hospitals, and clinics have malpractice insurance to protect against the financial losses associated with medical malpractice. These insurers cover medical practitioners and attempt to avoid paying damages. They fight cases of medical malpractice with teams of corporate defense attorneys who go to great lengths to try to prove that no malpractice occurred, or that a settlement should be as low as possible. 

At Rodriguez Law Firm, our team of litigators is very familiar with the tactics employed by insurance company defense lawyers, and what it takes to achieve justice and fair compensation.

Rodriguez Law Firm

Medical malpractice attorney in Fairfax: Seasoned trial attorneys

Our team of medical malpractice lawyers offers a high level of personal service, care, and focused attention. Our founder, Dagoberto Rodrigues, is licensed to practice law in state courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Eastern District Court of Virginia, and District of Columbia (DC), and has been listed by the National Trial Lawyers Association in “Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia” and “Top 40 under 40.” We are seasoned litigators and have the trial experience you need in a case of medical malpractice. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to evaluate your case.

What is my case worth?

Every case is different. The value of the compensatory damages will reflect the long-term impact on the life and health of the victim. Three types of damages are available in Virginia:

  • Economic damages: The financial losses incurred as a result of the malpractice include lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical bills, and other hard costs.
  • Non-economic damages: These damages reflect the emotional anguish and pain and suffering associated with the medical error or act of medical negligence.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages are to punish, and may be awarded in cases of gross negligence. These damages are capped at $350,000.

Contact us today.

We urge you to contact Rodriguez Law Firm in Fairfax today for a free case evaluation. 

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