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Can a Doctor Make a Mistake During Surgery?

In this video, Richard Shapiro and Mark F., two Virginia medical malpractice lawyers, discuss an important issue - whether a doctor can make a mistake during a surgical procedure and still avoid liability for medical malpractice. The answer may surprise some people - Yes, a doctor can make a mistake during surgery and not automatically be liable for medical malpractice. A central issue in virtually any medical malpractice claim is whether the doctor violated the standard of care. To learn about the standard of care in Virginia, check out this article: