If you or a loved one were injured due to medical malpractice while in the care of an Arlington, VA healthcare professional, you may be unsure if you can seek financial compensation for your suffering. Along with any physical injuries you've experienced, the chances are likely you are experiencing some degree of emotional distress which can make it even more complicated to understand how to bring your malpractice claims to light.
This is the time when a Virginia medical malpractice attorney can advocate for an injured person or their family members after they’ve been wronged by the medical professionals that were trusted to keep them safe. The Virginia medical malpractice lawyers here at the law offices of Regan Zambri Long will handle all aspects of the legal process while you work on your physical and emotional recovery.
To explore your legal options, the attorney who can help you is a personal injury attorney, specifically, a medical malpractice attorney. On board here at the law firm of Regan Zambri Long, we have the knowledge and talent of one of our partners, Jacqueline T. Colclough, a former registered nurse, to share her exclusive combination of medical and legal expertise.
Our legal team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys has received some of the largest settlements and verdicts for medical malpractice victims in the Arlington area. While the financial awards haven’t healed anyone, they have helped our clients make up for lost income and rebuild their lives after the negligence caused by their healthcare provider.
Malpractice is defined by § 8.01-581.1 of the Code of Virginia as “any tort action or breach of contract action for personal injuries or wrongful death, based on health care or professional services rendered, or which should have been rendered, by a health care provider, to a patient.”
The Code defines healthcare as “any act, professional services in nursing homes, or treatment performed or furnished, or which should have been performed or furnished, by any health care provider for, to, or on behalf of a patient during the patient’s medical diagnosis, care, treatment or confinement.”
In other words, medical malpractice is the negligence of medical providers including doctors, pharmacists, dentists, nursing homes, etc., resulting in the failure to provide the proper standard of care. To assert that your personal injury claims constitute medical malpractice due to negligence, it must be proven that:
For a valid Arlington, Virginia medical malpractice claim, the above criteria must be met. Additionally, the gathering and close review of your medical records, and the testimony of an expert witness will help us to further understand your case, and represent you to the best of our abilities.
The most common types of medical malpractice cases an Arlington personal injury lawyer will confront are as follows:
Missing or delaying these diagnoses can result in the failure of proper treatment causing unnecessary harm to a patient’s quality of life, or possibly death.
In essence, damages are how injured victims receive compensation for the malpractice they’ve suffered. There are two types of damages in medical malpractice cases:
The Virginia medical malpractice attorneys here at Regan Zambri Long understand that the consequences of medical mistakes are often physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Considering how staggering the impact of medical errors can be, injured parties or family members in Arlington, VA should seriously explore their options for pursuing compensation. We recognize this won’t reverse a medical professional’s negligence, but it can make it easier to cope with some of the effects of the negligence and allow for a focus on recovery.
Physical consequences in medical malpractice claims may include:
Emotional trauma resulting from medical malpractice may include:
Financial consequences of medical malpractice cases may include:
Under § 8.01-243 of the Code of Virginia, in the state of Virginia, a two-year statute of limitations applies to most medical malpractice claims. This means that a medical malpractice case needs to be filed within a two-year period of time from the date of the injury. The law, however, allows for an extension of the two-year statute of limitations in specific circumstances.
Because of the particularities of the law, it’s best to consult with an Arlington, VA medical malpractice lawyer to be certain you’re within the proper timeframe to initiate your medical malpractice claim. If you contact the law offices of Regan Zambri Long for a free consultation today, we will guarantee that you speak with an experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyer who will:
It is key to hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney who understands how to successfully handle cases in the same wheelhouse as yours. Skilled malpractice lawyers in Arlington will know how to investigate the details of your case to prove negligence at the hands of the healthcare professionals responsible for your injuries. We know that if you are experiencing emotional trauma, physical impairment, loss of income, a deluge of medical bills, and other expenses resulting from medical negligence, you deserve compensation to help lighten your load and to bring you some peace. Please contact Regan Zambri Long and let us help you receive the maximum compensation for your claim that you deserve.