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Medical malpractice is a type of case that involves the failure of a medical professional to provide an adequate level of acceptable treatment. Medical Malpractice involves negligence that is committed by a healthcare provider by not meeting the applicable standard of care for a specific patient, task, or condition. Injury or death must be caused by the negligent acts or omissions. If your visit to the doctor has resulted in further damage, you may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

At Larry King Law, our goal is to provide high-quality legal services to our clients who are facing difficult legal issues, such as medical malpractice. You can have confidence in our legal team and our Newport News personal injury attorney's representation. With almost four decades of legal experience, we can help you build a solid case based on the specific details of your medical malpractice issue.

Who may be responsible for Medical Malpractice?

Depending on your case's specifics, the any health care provider can be held responsible for medical malpractice. This includes in part the following:

  • All Doctors Malpractice
  • Surgeons Malpractice
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Chiropractors Malpractice
  • Nurse Malpractice
  • Radiologist Malpractice
  • Lab Malpractice
  • Pharmacist Malpractice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Technician Malpractice
  • Hospital worker Malpractice
  • Emergency Worker Malpractice
  • Medical Device Negligence

Any healthcare provider can be considered negligent if his or her actions result in injury to you or the wrongful death of your loved one. As the injured party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. When a duty to use a high of degree or diligence in care and treatment is breached, you can fight for compensation. Your case may require going up against the hospital, medical facility, and / or its insurance carrier in addition to the individual medical professional, which is why it is crucial that you retain legal counsel.

Some Types of Malpractice Claims

  • Birth Injuries
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to Treat
  • Lab Errors
  • Abuse & Sexual Misconduct
  • Lack of Consent
  • Mistreatment
  • Assault & Battery
  • Medication & Pharmacy Errors
  • Plastic Surgery Malpractice
  • Surgical Errors
  • Wrongful Death
  • Misdiagnosis

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Claim in Virginia?

In Virginia, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim is generally two years from the date of the alleged medical error or negligence. However, there are certain exceptions and variations to this general rule.

  • One exception is the "discovery rule," which extends the statute of limitations if the patient did not discover and could not have reasonably discovered the injury or its cause within the initial two-year period. In such cases, the claim must be filed within one year from the date of discovery or from when the injury should have been discovered through reasonable diligence.
  • Another exception applies to cases involving foreign objects left in the body, such as surgical tools or sponges. The claim must be filed within one year from when the object was discovered or reasonably should have been discovered.
  • There is also a "statute of repose" in Virginia, which places an absolute limit on the time within which a medical malpractice claim can be filed, regardless of the discovery rule or other exceptions. The statute of repose is generally ten years from the date of the alleged medical negligence, regardless of when the injury was discovered or should have been discovered.

It's important to consult with a qualified Newport News medical malpractice attorney to understand how the statute of limitations applies to your specific case. We can evaluate the circumstances, determine the applicable deadlines, and guide you through the legal process to protect your rights.

Experienced Help from Our Newport News Medical Malpractice Attorneys

At Larry King Law, our lawyer has substantial experience handling a variety of medical malpractice cases. We have the skills and professional knowledge needed to navigate your case. With the tenacious preparation and aggressive representation we provide, you can fully rely on our firm. Our goal is to maximize recovery of your medical malpractice case and guide you through each step. We offer experienced personal injury assistance to pursue strong outcomes. We can help you determine if you have a medical malpractice claim. Contact us today! Call us now at 757-209-2265 for Larry King.

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