What Is Medical Malpractice?
Doctors are human beings, and no one is expected to be infallible. However, medical professionals have a duty to exercise reasonable care and to act as a reasonably prudent physician would in similar circumstances. If a doctor fails to do so, and you are injured as a result, you may have a case of medical malpractice.
At the law offices of Duffield, Lovejoy & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, in Huntington, our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined legal experience representing victims of serious personal injury in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. We often work with doctors to help document our clients’ injuries. We also handle cases of malpractice when a doctor fails in his or her duty to a patient.
Was My Medical Provider Negligent?
There are known risks to any medical procedure, and no one is guaranteed that their medical procedure will be successful. As long as your doctor warned you of these risks and did everything that a prudent physician would do in providing your care, he or she would not be guilty of medical malpractice.
It can be difficult to determine whether a doctor did everything that he or she should have in providing your care. Unless you are a doctor yourself, you are not likely to know what a reasonably prudent physician would have done. For this reason, most states require your lawyer to obtain expert opinions from other physicians and experts.
In evaluating your case, our lawyers will gather all available medical records and enlist the help of experts who can determine whether malpractice occurred and, if necessary, testify in court. We would do this at no cost to you, based on the hope that we can recover those expenses if your case is successful. If the case is not successful, you would owe us nothing.
Since medical malpractice cases can be expensive, we would only take on your case if you suffered serious harm.
Contact Our West Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If your loved one has suffered serious injury due to the negligence of a medical provider, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.