You trusted a healthcare professional to provide you or a loved one with timely and quality medical services. Now, you feel that your trust has been betrayed. You or a family member went to this doctor, or facility, for help, and all that was received in return was even more serious health problems, enormous bills, or even death. And you want to know what can be done about it.
You are not alone. Preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) study of preventable medical errors in Virginia malpractice laws estimated as many as 98,000 people die every year from such errors. One in three Americans say that they or a family member has experienced a medical error, and one in five say that a medical error has caused either themselves or a family member serious health problems or death.
The medical malpractice attorneys at DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC know that a great deal can be done to assist you. The first step, however, is to determine whether or not you have a valid medical malpractice case in West Virginia.
Before we take your claim to court, our firm needs to determine whether you have a case. In order to succeed in your West Virginia malpractice lawsuit, you need to demonstrate that the healthcare professional:
We ask you to bring all documents and records from your healthcare visits in order to discuss these circumstances with us. In this way, we are best able to help you determine if you should file and pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit in West Virginia.
The simplest way to obtain compensation for your injury is through a negotiated settlement, but the big insurance companies that insure doctors and hospitals rarely agree to settle malpractice claims unless a lawsuit is filed. When litigation becomes necessary, the medical malpractice attorneys in West Virginia at DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC are prepared to advocate aggressively on your behalf for the compensation that you deserve. We call in medical experts, when needed, to take the witness stand and to show a jury exactly how the defendant caused you serious harm. We keep up to date with the latest medical technologies and procedures in order to handle whatever type of case that you bring to us, no matter how complex, or how long it takes to get you the justice that you deserve.
If you or a loved one is injured, there is no time to waste. You need experienced attorneys to get your West Virginia medical malpractice claim handled as soon as possible. At DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC, we also represent victims statewide. Contact us today at (304) 816-4704 for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim.
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