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Medical Malpractice in Northern Virginia

When you receive medical treatment from a licensed physician, you trust that you’ll get the quality of care that you bargained for. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Doctors can and do make life-threatening mistakes. When that happens, you deserve to have someone fight for you.

Why So Many Have Trusted Brien Roche


40+ Years of Experience


Top Rated in VA


Caring & Compassionate


Works on Contingency Fee Basis


Winning Record


Handles all Types of Malpractice

Some Brien Roche Medical Malpractice Cases

Case Description Amount
Jury verdict against local urologist $1,850,000
Jury verdict against local obstetrician/gynecologist $900,000
Malpractice settlement against a local urologist $800,000
Award to an infant after trial and settlement $750,000
Settlement for an inpatient suicide $500,000
Award to a widow for local hospital malpractice $400,000
Settlement for death of an elderly patient $350,000
Settlement against local obstetrician/gynecologist $300,000

★★★★★

Brien Roche is an experienced, no-nonsense professional who gets results! He is a man of integrity and high principles dedicated to a positive outcome. I can count on him to quickly make sense out of a complex challenge, identify my legal pathways, and to take the lead at times when circumstances seem overwhelming. He explains in clear terms the varieties of remedies that the law offers; and lays out realistic expectations. Throughout a process he keeps open a solid line of communication. Personally, he is always caring about how a legal struggle impacts my life – emotionally and financially.

– John F.

Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other health care professional causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, you must generally prove two (2) things: substandard care and what did that substandard care then cause in terms of injury.

Click on each box to learn about some of the specific types of medical malpractice cases we handle.

Anesthesia Injury

Bile Duct Damage

Brain Damage

Misdiagnosis

Failed Gastric Bypass

Botched LASIK Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

To prove a medical malpractice case, we need to show the following things:

  • You had a doctor-patient relationship.
  • Was there substandard care that was rendered?
  • Did that substandard care cause injury?
  • Precisely what are those injuries?

In a medical malpractice case, the damages typically fall into what are called “compensatory damages”. These damages are designed to compensate you for your loss. Those losses may be economic or non-economic:

  • Economic damages are such things as medical bills and lost wages.
  • Non-economic damages are the intangible damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, grief, loss of a loved one, etc.
  • Punitive damages may be recovered in certain instances but that is relatively rare in the medical malpractice context.

When most people think of medical malpractice, they think of physicians doing harm. But anyone who provides health care services that harm or injure a patient can be held accountable. So nurses, therapists and a host of other people involved in your care may qualify as health care providers.

This differs from state to state, but in Virginia the time limit for malpractice cases typically is two years. There are a number of exceptions to that and as such each case must be evaluated individually.

The goal of a medical malpractice claim is to seek compensation for your losses or damages. So the compensation you can recover should match your specific loss or damage.

If you lost income due to time off of work, you should be able to recover compensation for the lost wages. If you were injured and incurred medical care and bills to address the injury, you should be able to get compensation to cover those costs.

As indicated above, your damages in a medical malpractice case may be either economic or non-economic. Sometimes the economic losses are minor and the non-economic damages are the more compelling ones.

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8355 Greensboro
Dr McLean, VA 22102
4607 Newcomb
Pl Alexandria, VA 22304

Areas We Serve

Fairfax, VA

Mclean, VA

Vienna, VA

Burke, VA

Annandale, VA

Falls Church, VA

Reston, VA

Alexandria, VA

Arlington, VA

Herndon, VA

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