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Medical Malpractice versus Negligence - Info from Virginia Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Virginia Beach medical malpractice lawyer Kevin Duffan explains the fact that there really is no difference between negligence and medical malpractice. In fact, a medical malpractice claim is rooted in negligence. The doctor or medical personnel must have committed negligence in order for you to pursue a medical malpractice claim. However, many states have instituted tort reform, whcih may require you to satisfy other hurdles before your malpractice claim can proceed. For example, in Virginia, you must obtain a Certificate of Merit from another doctor in the same field as the doctor you are alleging committed negligence and have that doctor verify the validity of your claim. For more info, check out this page:

http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/practice_areas/virginia-beach-medical-malpractice-lawyers-norfolk-hospital-doctor-medical-malpractice-in-va.cfm

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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