Medical Malpractice Attorney in Charleston, West Virginia
What is Medical Malpractice?
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 care when they are in a medical treatment facility. Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers are required to follow established medical standards and rules when they are taking care of patients.
If a medical professional provides care that does not meet current medical standards, they are subjecting that patient to an inordinate level of risk of injury or long-term health issues. If the patient sustained an injury that resulted from improper treatment or failure on part of a healthcare professional to meet the standard of care, this is medical malpractice.
Have you been hurt by doctor or hospital negligence? Call (304) 605-2040 to tell your story to our medical malpractice attorneys in Charleston. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in Charleston, WV
Surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and improper administration of drugs or sedatives are among the most common types of medical malpractice. While it only takes a moment for these mistakes to occur, the patient is often left with life-changing injuries or afflictions, and in extreme cases, can even result in death.
In addition to the physical harm that results from medical malpractice, victims are also known to suffer psychological trauma, that can last as long as their injury. Medical malpractice claims can be filed for injuries relating to any kind of inappropriate and/or negligent treatment. An experienced Charleston medical malpractice lawyer at the Berthold Law Firm, PLLC evaluate your claim and give you guidance on how best to move forward.
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in WV?
If you suspect malpractice, it is important to contact a malpractice lawyers in Charleston, WV 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.
If you suspect your injury or illness was caused by medical malpractice, we encourage you to make an appointment at our office in Charleston as soon as possible. If you can't make it our office, we can come to you. You will have the opportunity to discuss your case in detail with our nurse consultant and the attorneys. If you have suffered as the result of a negligent and reckless health care provider, you may be eligible for monetary compensation.
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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
What Damages Can You Recover for Medical Malpractice in West Virginia?
Those who suffer injuries due to medical malpractice are usually able to pursue all three types of damages available in other personal injury cases which are economic, non-economic and punitive damages. Unlike other personal injury claims, West Virginia, like many other states, imposes a cap on the amount of non-economic damages an injury victim can recover. Non-economic damages compensate injury victims for non-financial, more abstract, losses such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. This cap ranges from $250,000-$500,000 depending on the specifics of your case. To learn more about how these laws may affect your case, contact our firm today.
Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation at (304) 605-2040!
Berthold Law Firm, PLLC offers free case consultations in which you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered by our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Charleston. If we 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 a medical malpractice lawyer in Charleston, West Virginia, contact us today.
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