We rely on our doctors and health care providers to heal us and keep us safe. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned. People are injured or killed while under the care of a medical professional, despite most doctors’ training and good intentions. Mistakes are made and unfortunately, when mistakes involve medical care, usually there are dire circumstances. If you or a loved one believes that there is a medical mistake that caused an injury or death, you or that loved one may be entitled to compensation.
You need an attorney who understands medical malpractice law in each state where the malpractice occurred and has experience dealing with these sensitive, complex issues.
What You Need to Know about Your Medical Malpractice Case
Work on your medical malpractice case begins the moment you contact WilliamsFord. We collect key details regarding your injuries and determine who is responsible for your devastating damages. It is helpful to have a complete set of your medical records to analyze the facts of your treatment.
Once we have determined your case is potentially sound, your injury is substantial, and you are pursuing a case within the applicable statute of limitations, we submit your medical records for review to a medical expert in the same area of practice in which the malpractice occurred. Finding a doctor willing to review a case is not always easy. The attorneys at WilliamsFord have been working on medical malpractice cases for over 30 years and we have built an extensive network of highly trained medical specialists available to help us review cases.
The potential expert issues an opinion concerning your injuries and the potential negligence of your health care providers. This opinion is essential because the law requires a doctor in the same or similar practice of the defendant to opine within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that the defendant deviated from the appropriate standard of care in treating the plaintiff and that there were damages suffered as a result of the deviation. This means that we must have an expert say that the doctor did something during the course of treatment that no other reasonable and prudent doctor would do, or the doctor failed to do something during the course of treatment that any other reasonable and prudent doctor would have done, resulting in injury and damages to you or your loved one.
Are You Concerned Your Case is “Just Not Worth It?”
Medical malpractice cases can take years to resolve and can be extremely expensive. Out of pocket costs can be tens of thousands of dollars. A lot of time is involved in just investigating whether or not there is a viable case. We will talk to you about whether or not your case may be worth pursuing. We will be brutally honest, as most cases that are presented do not ultimately get filed. You may have to invest some of your own money into finding out whether or not you have a case. This is why it is so important for you to work with an attorney in whom you can place your trust, as well as making sure that the attorney also understands medical malpractice law.
Your priority after an injury is to heal. You need an attorney capable of “holding his or her own” when it comes to dealing with medical professionals. Your lawyer must be comfortable discussing the complicated medical issues, but also be able to explain these issues simply enough that you and a jury can understand what the issues are and how the doctor did not render good care. We can help.
WilliamsFord Secures Record Verdict of $3 Million
Barbara S. Williams, Cory R. Ford, and the legal team at WilliamsFord have the experience it takes to win a medical malpractice case. This includes a $3 million record verdict in Winchester, VA against an OB-GYN that had negligently sewn a woman’s vagina to her rectum after a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
We work with clients who have experienced all types of injuries from medical malpractice and we understand that not all cases are the same. Some victims benefit from an out of court settlement and some are better served proceeding all the way to trial by jury. No matter the specifics of your case, WilliamsFord will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your case. We will go to bat for you when you are seriously injured as the result of medical malpractice.
We have a thorough understanding of professional liability law and we do everything possible to recover all of the damages that a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other health care provider can cause. If you have been injured as the result of medical care, please contact us to discuss the details of your case and let us help you determine if you are due compensation.