Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Charlottesville, VA
You trust doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with your most valuable asset – your health. If they betray this trust and make preventable mistakes in your care and treatment, you have the right to demand answers and seek just compensation for the harm you have suffered. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Kendall Law Firm can help you.
Since 2009, attorney David B. Kendall and our legal team have protected the rights of medical negligence victims and their families in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. We always focus on the individual and pursue results that meet our client’s specific needs and goals.
To discuss your medical malpractice case today, call or reach us online. We can provide a free and confidential consultation from our office. Our offices are located in Charlottesville or our offices in Harrisonburg, Winchester, Staunton or Woodstock. We can explain your rights and all options available to you.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Nobody expects medical professionals to be perfect. However, when they diagnose and treat patients, they should meet the recognized standard of care. In other words, they must do what a reasonable medical professional in that same community and medical specialty would do. If a medical professional violates the standard of care, and a patient suffers harm due to that breach, it constitutes medical malpractice.
The consequences of medical malpractice are costly and tragic. Diederich Healthcare reports that, in 2016, medical malpractice payouts in the U.S. totaled roughly $3.95 billion, including $56.7 million in Virginia alone. Thirty percent of the country’s reported medical malpractice claims involved a patient’s death, while the majority of cases involved permanent injury.
Negligence can occur in any medical setting, including large regional hospitals, small clinics, nursing homes and other assisted living facilities.
Additionally, any type of medical professional can commit malpractice, including: