Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.
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If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by the negligence of a doctor or surgeon, you probably have questions and concerns. This page is meant as a resource for you and was developed by our team of experienced medical malpractice injury attorneys. If you're a resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, take a moment to visit one of the best Carolina medical malpractice web resources available.
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Case results our Virginia medical malpractice law firm have achieved for clients:
Types of medical malpractice
As you can see, the complexity of medical negligence cases is extensive so victims should carefully select lawyers who have a real track record with medical negligence cases, and our law firm qualifies.
The National Academy of Sciences estimates there are approximately 98,000 medical malpractice deaths each year. Hearst Newspapers released a study indicating roughly 200,000 people die each year due to preventable medical mistakes. This loss of life is unacceptable and the doctors, nurses, and physicians who performed these medical errors need to be held accountable.
Virginia seems to be a state that faces more danger than others. In 2004, only 57 doctors faced disciplinary action from the Virginia Medical Board for medical errors. In a 2003 Virginian-Pilot article, reporter Liz Szabo illustrated how these low standards and lack of enforcement by the Board have led to doctors still being allowed to practice even after showing repeated signs of incompetence. In fact, lawsuits against bad doctors are probably the best method in Virginia for exposing deficient physicians and hospital care that is inadequate.
Awarded: Between $1.5 Million and $2 million
Awarded: $750,000.00 Settlement