When Medical Care Causes Harm
None of us expect that we will be harmed by a medical provider or facility. But, unfortunately, it does happen. Some injuries or deaths are unpreventable. Other injuries are preventable, if only the care provider had acted as they should have.
At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross, PLC, we understand what is needed to prove medical negligence. We will assess your case in a consultation, and will let you know right away if and how we can help. Call 703-659-6875 to speak with a member of our team today.
What Is Medical Negligence?
In order to have and win a medical malpractice case, you must prove that your medical provider was negligent. Negligence is when the treatment given does not meet the “standard of care” that is expected. This means that whoever was taking care of you did not do the right thing, given the circumstances.
To be successful, a claim must prove three things: (1) there was negligence, (2) an injury was caused by that negligence and (3) the injury caused a disability or a significant loss of income.
“Injury” in medical malpractice cases can also include undue or prolonged pain and suffering. Some malpractice cases hinge on the fact that not only was harm done to the patient, but the patient was then charged significant medical bills relating to that harm.
What Are Examples Of Medical Malpractice?
A medical professional can be a doctor, dentist, nurse, surgeon or anesthesiologist. Hospitals, urgent care centers and pharmaceutical companies may also be sued for medical malpractice.
You may have a medical malpractice case due to many reasons. A few of the more common reasons are that the care provider:
- Failed to diagnose, misdiagnosed or failed to recognize your symptoms
- Failed to order proper testing
- Made serious birthing errors
- Made anesthesia or surgical errors
- Gave an improper medication or the wrong dosage
- Discharged you prematurely or provided little or no aftercare
At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross, we are people first and lawyers second. As skilled personal injury case attorneys, we know that pain and suffering, worry and disappointment take a terrible toll on you and your family. We are here to help. Here, people matter. Here, you matter.
Speak To A Medical Malpractice Attorney At No Cost
Schedule an initial consultation so that you can understand whether you have a case and know what to do next. Call 703-659-6875 or send us a brief summary of what happened via our website’s contact email. We serve all of Loudoun County and the surrounding areas.