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At Berthold Law Firm, located in Charleston, West Virginia, a medical malpractice and birth injury lawyer can effectively evaluate your case. When individuals enter into agreements with health care providers for treatment, they are placing their health and well‑being into the hands of medical practitioners. Though 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, be it a hospital, nurses’ clinic, nursing home for the elderly, or a chiropractic center.
When a medical professional provides care that does not meet current medical standards, that professional may be committing medical malpractice. If a medical professional, including nurses and physicians, do not give the patient the appropriate level of care required, they subject that patient to an inordinate level of risk. Poor care can cause direct injury including severe illness, dependence on prescription drugs, debilitating personal injury, psychological trauma, and even death. Medical malpractice claims can be filed for injuries relating to misdiagnosis of disease, inappropriate and/or negligent treatment, and negligence occurring during surgery.
If a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider has caused you injury or suffering as the result of negligent and reckless care, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against him or her. If you live in West Virginia area and would like to speak to a medical malpractice or birth injury lawyer about your claim, contact Berthold Law Firm today.
Common Types of Malpractice
At our Charleston, West Virginia office, our staff is committed to protecting victims' rights. Patients who have suffered injuries as a result of medical negligence should contact a medical malpractice lawyer today for a case review. 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. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can greatly increase the severity of any existing medical conditions, as many ailments can quickly escalate if not treated. Surgical errors can result in irreversible damage and long‑term afflictions that require extensive medical care. If a doctor amputates the wrong leg or leaves a foreign object inside of a body following surgery for example, the results can be devastating. If you have suffered as the result of a negligent and reckless health care provider, you may be eligible for monetary compensation.
If your child has suffered a birth injury due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to collect monetary compensation for their injuries. Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff, need to be held accountable for their thoughtless actions. Many birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, can be prevented. When excessive force is used to deliver a child, or doctors don’t take the proper measures to ensure a safe delivery of your baby and your child suffers lacerations, brain damage, broken bones, or other trauma, that doctor or hospital may be held responsible for the financial and emotional hardships that your family has had to endure.
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