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. Note: If you're a resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, take a moment to visit our Carolina medical malpractice web resource page here.
Watch these informational videos related to medical malpractice injuries in Virginia
Frequently asked questions
- Is there a way for me to review a doctor or surgeon before actually visiting them?
- Additional medical malpractice FAQs
Consumer guides focused on medical malpractice and surgical errors
(1) Top Ten Tips from an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers
(2) Surgeries Gone Wrong: The Top 5 Surgical Errors and How Not to Become a Victim
Case results our Virginia medical malpractice law firm have achieved for clients
Types of medical malpractice
- Surgical errors/mistakes - Examples include anesthesia mistakes, improper sterilization, technical errors, nerve damage, unnecessary surgery, surgery on the wrong part of the body, foreign objects left in the body, and organ puncture.
- Improper diagnosis and misdiagnosis - Examples include misread x-rays, misread test results, failure to order common diagnostic tests, and ignored or missed symptoms. Commonly missed diagnoses include heart attacks, cancer, hypertension, clogged arteries, and infections.
- Negligent care - Examples include the improper use of restraints, the improper administration of medication or wrong medication, hospital abuse, or lack of sufficient staff.
- Birth injury - These terrible injuries are due to hospital error and can lead to cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, or brain damage. The mistake may be the obstetrician's, nurses' or other treater in the maternity ward, but the common feature of these claims is the permanent, catastrophic injury to the mother or baby.
- Nursing home abuse or neglect - Examples include malnourishment, bruising, dramatic weight loss, dehydration, sudden injuries, etc.