Medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence, occurs when a medical professional breaches the standard of care (fails to do what a reasonable and prudent physician/professional would have done in the same or similar circumstances), causing patient injury or death.
For over 40 years, the lawyers at Jessee, Read & Howard, P. C. have successfully represented clients injured due to medical malpractice. Our office works closely with medical professionals to screen new cases for negligence. After the initial screening, if we pursue the case, we hire expert physicians to assist us in preparing your case for trial.
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
In Virginia, medical malpractice actions must be brought within two years from the date the cause of action occurred (although there are some exceptions that can extend the statute of limitations). Medical Malpractice law suits are complex and costly to litigate. If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim with substantial permanent damages, contact us today so that we can evaluate your claim and help you decide how to pursue your claim.
Medical Malpractice Cases Are Common
Some of the most common types of Medical Malpractice are:
- Birth defects and birth trauma injuries
- Misdiagnosis or failure to make a timely diagnosis
- Failure to order tests
- Pharmacy errors
- Errors in reading diagnostic tests
- Failure to diagnose a heart attack
- Delay in responding to the signs of a stroke
- Emergency Room errors
- Surgical technique errors
- Failure to respond timely to post-surgical problems
- Failure to respond to commonly known side effects of prescription medications
Time is of the essence and you do not want your medical records to be “doctored”. You do not want the defendant’s insurance investigator to talk to key witnesses before we do. You do not want important facts to disappear. You must act now to ensure that your claim is protected.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died as a result of medical malpractice, contact Jessee, Read & Howard, P. C. at (276) 628-1089 or schedule an appointment below as soon as possible. We are here to help.