West Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney
Our Injury Lawyers Are Here to Seek Justice
There are inherent risks involved with nearly all forms of medical treatment.
Patients deserve, and should be able to expect, the highest level of professional
competence when they are in the care of a medical treatment facility,
whether at a hospital, nurses' clinic, nursing home for the elderly,
or a chiropractic center. Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers
are required to follow established medical standards and rules when they
are taking care of patients.
When a medical professional provides care that does not meet current medical
standards, that professional may be committing medical malpractice. If
a nurse or physician does not give the patient the appropriate level of
care required, they subject that patient to an inordinate level of risk.
Think you may be a victim? Call our firm to discuss your case.
Berthold Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in medical malpractice cases
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice
Surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and improper administration
of drugs or sedatives are among the most common types of medical malpractice.
Unfortunately for the patient, these errors often result in life-changing
injuries or afflictions, and in extreme cases, can even result in wrongful
death. Poor care can cause direct harm including severe illness, dependence
on prescription drugs, debilitating injuries, and psychological trauma.
Medical malpractice claims can be filed for injuries relating to any kind
of inappropriate and/or negligent treatment. An experienced West Virginia
medical malpractice lawyer at the
Berthold Law Firm, PLLC can assist you through the entire process.
Tell us about your particular situation by filling out a free case evaluation
Seeking Compensation for Damages
You may seek restitution for your injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
At our Charleston, West Virginia office, our staff is committed to protecting
victims' rights. If you have suffered as the result of a negligent
and reckless health care provider, you may be eligible for monetary compensation.
You will have the opportunity to discuss your case in detail with our nurse
consultant and the attorneys at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC. It is important
to do this in a prompt manner before the statute of limitations expires.
Medical malpractice actions must be commenced within two years from the
date the injury occurred, or within two years from the date the injury
was or reasonably should have been detected. Under West Virginia law,
minors may bring an action for malpractice within two years of the date
of injury or until age twelve, whichever is longer.
Call (304) 605-2040 for help from a skilled West Virginia medical malpractice lawyer!
Proving Malpractice Was to Blame
Despite how clear or obvious an act or omission of medical negligence may
appear to be to a potential client, there are still numerous obstacles
and hurdles facing medical malpractice litigation, including but not limited to:
The time and case length until resolution
Costs to the attorney and client
Finding an experienced expert witness
The client reliving the trauma or pain from the incident
When initiating medical malpractice litigation, the client should be aware
that it can be a very long, difficult process, as most cases carry on
for many months, even years, before a case is resolved. Sometimes, even
when there is a clear case of medical negligence, a suit may not be appropriate,
if the effect of medical negligence cannot be proven to have caused an
injury. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our West Virginia medical
malpractice attorneys for legal counsel regarding your claims.
Berthold Law Firm, PLLC offers free case consultations in which you will
have the opportunity to have your questions answered by our experienced
West Virginia personal injury attorneys. If Berthold Law Firm, PLLC takes your case, you will not have to pay
any upfront legal fees. Attorney's fees are deducted from the final
settlement or trial award. We can help you obtain medical treatment that
you can pay for later from the proceeds of your case.
To schedule your free consultation with Berthold Law Firm, PLLC, contact us today.