Trust in a medical professional is the cornerstone of the doctor-patient relationship. And while most medical personnel are educated, trustworthy, and well-intentioned, it is widely accepted that 98,000 people die every year due to mistakes in hospitals. Following are some examples of potential medical malpractice:
- failure to diagnose a condition properly or within the proper time;
- birth-related injuries;
- improper administration of medication and pharmacy errors;
- surgical, radiologicalÂ interpretation, and anesthesia errors;
- lack of informed consent;
- preventable infection;
- ambulance personnel and emergency room errors; and
- nursing mistakes.
Medical malpractice claims are among the most complicated and difficult cases to handle as a trial lawyer, with medical providers winning an average of three out of every four trials. What’s more, what may seem like a black and white decision to you or me may actually be the exercise of professional judgment and art by a physician.
With all of this in mind, deciding whether to bring a lawsuit at all is a critical first step that requires the assistance of experienced counsel. Lawsuits in this area are particularly time-consuming and emotionally draining.Â For these reasons, Sandler Law Group will never encourage you or your family to launch into complicated medical malpractice litigation unless there is an excellent opportunity to succeed.
Our lawyers can help you make an educated decision about whether a medical malpractice lawsuit is right in your case, call us today for a free consultation to discuss your claim and injury: (757) 627-8900. Also, take some time to browse our Resources page, which includes our free booklet: A Guide to Medical Malpractice Claims in Virginia. Â Not every personal injury attorney has the experience to handle your medical malpractice case.