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Have You Been Hurt by Doctor or Hospital Negligence?

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.

What is Medical Malpractice?

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.

Do you believe you or loved one is the victim of medical malpractice? Our attorneys can listen to your story in a free, no-obligation consultation.

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. 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 West Virginia medical malpractice lawyer at the Berthold Law Firm, PLLC evaluate your claim and give you guidance on how best to move forward.

How Long Do I Have to Seek Compensation?

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.

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.

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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
  • 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 us for legal counsel regarding your claims.

Contact Our Injury Lawyers Today!

Berthold Law Firm, PLLC offers free case consultations in which you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered by our experienced malpractice attorneys in Charleston. 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.

Reasons to Choose Berthold Law Firm, PLLC

  • 70+ Years of Experience

    We have extensive experience and success handling serious cases.

  • Track Record of Success

    We've recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

  • Free Case Consultations

    All evaluations are free - and you never pay unless we win your case.

  • Award-Winning Law Firm

    We've received the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.