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How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?
August 19, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
Medical mistakes can be devastating to patients. When a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or any other type of licensed medical professional makes a mistake, this can lead to significant patient illness or injury. The victim in these cases may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit, but this is not easy. Medical malpractice… read more
What is Required to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
June 29, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
In the event you or somebody you love is harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, it may be necessary to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover compensation. Here, we want to discuss what it means for a claim to be viable. In other words, our medical malpractice lawyers want to… read more
Obtaining Your Medical Records in West Virginia
June 22, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
You have the right to your medical records. Provisions under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and West Virginia Codes 16-29-1 and 16-29-2 guarantee this. However, the process of obtaining medical records can seem confusing to most people. Here, our Martinsburg medical malpractice lawyers want to discuss how you can… read more
Medical Negligence vs. Malpractice
June 17, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
Individuals count on medical professionals, and they should not have to worry about a mistake being made when they seek medical assistance. However, there are times when errors do occur, and medical professionals can be held responsible. Here, we want to look specifically at medical negligence versus medical malpractice. The reality is that malpractice arises… read more
Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage Basics
June 14, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
Most medical professionals carry some type of professional liability insurance, commonly referred to as medical malpractice insurance. Not only does this include doctors or surgeons, but also optometrists, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and many other health care professionals. This type of insurance is crucial to help these individuals pay for any claims made against them if… read more
What Causes Brain Damage at Birth?
May 11, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
There are a variety of ways that an infant can sustain brain damage at birth. In some cases, the causes of brain damage at birth are natural and no one’s fault. However, there are times when brain damage is caused by the careless or negligent actions of medical professionals during the delivery process. Here, we… read more
If You’re Discharged Too Soon After an Accident, Is It Medical Malpractice?
March 31, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one sustain an injury and seek medical care for treatment, then you likely count on the knowledge and expertise of a medical provider to know when to discharge you from the hospital. However, what happens if you are discharged from a hospital too early? Would this constitute medical malpractice? Here,… read more
Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases?
March 30, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
If you or somebody you love sustains an injury for illness as a result of the negligent actions of a medical provider in West Virginia, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, you need to know whether or not there are limitations in place on the amount of compensation you can… read more
Can You Recover Compensation for Medical Malpractice Years After Treatment?
March 29, 2022 | Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one sustain an injury or illness caused by the actions of a negligent medical provider in West Virginia, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, you need to understand that there are deadlines in place for how long you have to file these claims in civil… read more
What is Medical Malpractice “Tail” Coverage?
March 29, 2022 | Laws,Medical Malpractice
If a person sustains an injury or illness caused by the negligent actions of a medical provider, they may be able to recover compensation for their losses. As with most other types of lawsuits, insurance carriers and the coverage they provide will play a major role in a medical malpractice case. However, what happens if… read more