Charleston, WV Medical Malpractice
Doctors, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals are bound by a duty of care. If they violate this duty of care and their actions result in an injury or death, the injured parties may be able to seek compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you decide to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professional, our Charleston medical malpractice lawyers can guide you every step of the way. Our firm has over 30 years of experience filing all types of medical malpractice cases, and we have secured many multimillion-dollar awards for our clients.
In most cases, West Virginia law requires you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of your injury — so there’s no time to waste. If you or a loved one was injured because of the actions of a doctor or other healthcare provider, fill out our case review form for a free case evaluation.
What Medical Malpractice Means
Medical professionals are required to meet certain standards of care that are established by the medical community. When they fail to meet these standards, and their actions result in the injury or death of a patient, medical malpractice may have occurred.
For example, if a gastroenterologist performs a colonoscopy on a patient and fails to identify observable symptoms of colon cancer, the patient may be able to sue the doctor for damages caused by the delay in diagnosis that prevented them from seeking timely treatment for their cancer.
What Our Attorneys Can Do for You
Investigate your case. Our medical malpractice lawyers can carefully review your medical records, examine comparable cases, and gather other evidence to determine whether the care you received met accepted standards.
Consult medical experts. Our Charleston medical malpractice attorneys work closely with some of the most respected medical experts in West Virginia. These credible witnesses are often critical in proving medical malpractice cases.
Negotiate with insurance companies. In some cases, the insurance company of the medical professional or hospital accused of malpractice may offer the victim a settlement to keep the lawsuit from going to trial. Our attorneys can present evidence about the severity of your injuries to the insurance company and fight to make sure that you receive full compensation for past and future damages.
Take your case to trial. If an appropriate settlement cannot be reached, Morgan & Morgan is ready, willing, and able to take your case to trial. Our medical malpractice attorneys have a proven record of winning large awards for our clients, and we will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you deserve.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Any type of interaction between a patient and medical professional can potentially result in medical malpractice; what follows is a list of some of the most common types. Even if your injuries do not fall into any of these categories, you should still contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation:
- Failure to diagnose, or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to examine patient’s medical history
- OB/GYN malpractice
- Childbirth injuries
- Hospital and emergency room malpractice
- Failure to accurately interpret tests
- Postoperative negligence
- Misread X-rays and ultrasounds
- Medication errors
Contact a Charleston Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice — or if your spouse or relative died as a result of medical malpractice — our attorneys may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to put your life back together. Depending on your situation, you could be entitled to medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses, and punitive damages.
It costs nothing up front to hire us, and we get paid only if you win. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.