Medical Malpractice

Recovering from the devastating effects of a medical mistake is a challenge for any patient, but realizing that your injuries could have been avoided can make it even more difficult.  Studies have shown that the caregivers and families of medical malpractice victims often struggle with feelings of guilt, fear, and loneliness as they grapple with the aftermath of a mistake.  If your life has been affected by a medical mistake, you are probably wondering what can be done to seek justice for your pain and suffering.  This is where the law firm of Tavss Fletcher can help.

If you are a resident of southeastern Virginia or northeastern North Carolina and are suffering from the effects of a medical mistake, then we want to hear from you.  With over 100 years of combined experience with personal injury law, the attorneys at Tavss Fletcher offer you the caring, professional help that you seek in your time of need.

Seeking Justice for Medical Negligence

If you’ve been injured by a negligent doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional, then you might feel torn about taking legal action.  With all the anti-trial lawyer bias in the news these days, such feelings would not be surprising.  Rising healthcare costs and drastically increased insurance premiums for doctors have been blamed on “frivolous” lawsuits and excessive jury awards.  However, when you consider that only one percent of the nation’s doctors account for medical malpractice cases each year, it’s hard to blame the woes of our spiraling medical costs on malpractice lawsuits.
 
The truth is that health insurance companies have powerful lobbies working hard to ensure that state and federal laws are favorable towards insurers and healthcare providers.  Patients and victims simply don’t have the same kind of support.  Who is out lobbying for patient rights?  Who is making sure that victims can collect fair damages when they’re suffering from the negligence of a hospital or doctor?  If you’ve been injured by a medical mistake, you should not feel guilty for wanting to receive compensation for your injuries.  Don’t let the insurance company public-relations machine make you feel like you don’t deserve your day in court.  Also, don’t expect your doctor to fess up to making a mistake.  Doctors are not always forthcoming about making medical mistakes, and they can’t always be counted on to report medical errors to their own hospital.

The bottom line is that a person’s life can be ruined because of professional negligence.  The practice of medicine is a challenging and difficult job, and the vast majority of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers do that job professionally.  But for the patients of those guilty of practicing substandard medicine, the results can be devastating.  Patients whose lives have been irrevocably damaged because of medical negligence deserve to be compensated fairly for their losses.  Medical malpractice victims should not feel badly for seeking fair and just compensation, and no insurance company should be allowed to deny them their due.

How Tavss Fletcher Can Help You

If you’ve been injured by the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional then it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced and dedicated medical malpractice attorney.  Our firm has experience with a variety of medical malpractice cases, and we have the track record to prove it (link to case results).  Not only do our attorneys at Tavss Fletcher bring a wealth of experience to the table, but we also have skilled investigators, expert witnesses, and other legal professionals working to ensure the maximum recovery for your injuries.

Our job is to secure compensatory damages for you in your medical malpractice case.  Under the law, you may be entitled to receive payment to cover medical and hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, ambulance expenses, prescription drug costs, nursing home care, domestic services, lost employment income, increased living expenses, and loss of future income.  You may also be entitled to recover damages for physical pain and suffering, mental or emotional suffering, inconvenience, disfigurement, deformity and associated humiliation and embarrassment.

Please contact Tavss Fletcher today for an evaluation of your medical malpractice case, and see how we can put our extensive experience to work for you.

TAVSS FLETCHER
PNC Building
555 East Main Street, 14th Floor
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone: (757) 625-1214
Facsimile: (757) 622-7295

Tavss Fletcher proudly serves Virginia and North Carolina, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, and Gloucester, Surry, Southampton, Isle of Wight, James City and York counties in Virginia, and the counties of Currituck, Dare, Gates, Herford, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Bertie in Northeastern North Carolina.