Medical Malpractice Claim- A Basic Guide for Claimants in Virginia

Medical mistakes, such as medication error, surgical mistake or failure to diagnose, cause the deaths of an average of 195,000 hospital patients a year.  Many consider this an outrage, and wonder what injured patients can do to recover from such tragic mistakes. 

Medical malpractice lawsuits were established to hold negligent hospitals, doctors and medical personnel responsible for their actions.  Our attorneys believe that knowledge is power and to this end strive to provide you with the latest information as it relates to doctor error and medical mistakes.  Please read on to learn more about medical malpractice claims in Virginia and nationwide.

  • Medical Malpractice- Medical malpractice in Virginia is negligence by either act or omission by a heath care provider. Health care providers include doctors, surgeons, nurses, hospital staff and EMS workers. To have a medical malpractice claim the plaintiff must show damages that were caused by injury or death to the patient.
  • Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Virginia- Once the plaintiff's attorney files a lawsuit with the court both the defendant (the hospital or doctor) and the plaintiff have time to share information. This information includes interrogatories, requests for documents and depositions. If during this time both parties can settle on damages the case will not go trial. If an agreement cannot be reached the case will proceed to trial.

At Tavss Fletcher we prepare each case as if it were going to trial.  We never count on an easy win and will fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.  If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to the medical negligence you have rights.  The right to get compensation for your injuries or loss.  The right to see the doctor or surgeon who harmed you brought to justice.  For a free consultation contact your experienced personal injury attorney at Tavss Fletcher.