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How Do You Handle Medical Malpractice Cases

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses How Do You Handle Medical Malpractice Cases

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Medical malpractice is also called medical negligence. Any such claim requires thorough review. It also requires proof. That proof comes in the form of people testifying in the courtroom. The proof also includes pieces of paper and things that support the case. The investigation involves obtaining all of the medical records of the plaintiff. Those records first are reviewed by the lawyer. The lawyer then decides what records need to be reviewed by a doctor who practices in that field. That doctor then gives his view of the case. What that doctor needs to address is what is the standard of care and was it breached.

How do You Handle Medical Malpractice Cases in Virginia

In Virginia the medical profession has been very successful passing laws that protect it. The provider (doctor, hospital, physical therapist, etc.) may request that the case be reviewed by a review panel. This panel consists of one physician, one attorney and a Circuit Court Judge. The opinion of that panel may then be presented at trial if in fact you go to trial.

There is a cap on the amount that an injured party can recover. Even though your medical expenses may exceed the cap the cap is the most you can recover. As of 2019 that cap was $2.4 million. Even though you suffered a grievous injury the cap is the most you can get.

Before you can serve a provider with suit papers you need to have a writing signed by a medical expert in the field of the party being sued. That writing must say the provider breached the standard of care. In addition it must say the breach was a cause of injury to the plaintiff. Call, or contact us for a free consult.

How Do You Handle Medical Malpractice Cases-Handling Malpractice Cases in DC

In the District of Columbia, there is no cap on damages. Instead, in the District of Columbia doctors are treated much the same as all other citizens. If they are guilty of fault they may be sued. If a Judge or jury finds their fault was a cause of injury to you then they may be ordered to pay. In D.C. there is a requirement to give notice to the health care provider before filing suit so that the parties have an opportunity to mediate the claim.

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For more information on medical malpractice see the pages on Wikipedia and also the pages on this site.

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