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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

Serving all of Northern Virginia

Medical malpractice attorneys advocate for injured patients

When we seek medical providers to help us with our health concerns, we expect that they will make sound decisions on our behalf. However, thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals make mistakes every year that cause injury—or even death—to their patients. In fact, a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine revealed that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States—only outranked by heart disease and cancer. At Rodriguez & Sanabria, our medical malpractice attorneys are compassionate but aggressive—we work closely with our clients during these difficult cases to ensure they are compensated for the injuries they have endured.

THE ELEMENTS OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM

Medical malpractice claims include three primary elements: a medical professional’s duty to a patient, a breach of that duty, and harm that is directly caused by the breach of that duty. Each of these elements must be proven for a medical malpractice claim to prevail.

Providing evidence of a medical professional’s duty to a patient is usually fairly simple. When a patient consents to a medical procedure, that patient must sign forms that show the same. Consenting to medical treatment (or receiving medical treatment under emergency circumstances) establishes the relationship with the medical professional.

Proving the breach of the duty is a bit more complex. To show that a medical professional breached the duty of care to a patient, the standard of care must first be established. Typically, medical malpractice attorneys consult with medical experts in the same field to gain an understanding of the standard of care. For example, if a patient died during a heart surgery, medical malpractice attorneys will consult a cardiac medical expert to establish the standard of care. Working with the expert, the medical malpractice attorneys will identify the actions or omissions that caused the patient harm. At Rodriguez & Sanabria, we work closely with medical experts to strengthen our clients’ claims.

Finally, the damages element of the claim must be established. The damages include all of the harm that the medical professional caused. For example, if a surgical mistake led to an infection, which will require subsequent surgeries in the future, the patient will need to provide medical records and medical bills that support these claims. Other records that may be provided include evidence of lost wages, prescription records, economist reports, and the estimated cost of future care.

WHO CAN BE SUED IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT

Medical malpractice claims are not limited to physicians. In addition to medical doctors, the following professionals may also be liable for harm that they cause:

  • Nurses
  • Hospitals and other medical centers
  • Physical therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. Any medical professional who harms a patient may be held liable.

THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM

Medical malpractice claims are highly complex and require a thorough understanding of medical procedures and health conditions. Without the guidance of a skilled medical malpractice attorney, a claimant’s case may fail, leaving the claimant responsible for all of the additional medical bills that have been incurred.

LET RODRIGUEZ & SANABRIA HELP YOU TODAY

Speak with our medical malpractice attorneys about your claim today

 If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Rodriguez & Sanabria 24/7 via phone at (571) 292-1209 or email for a free consultation, or to schedule an office visit. We fight hard so that you obtain maximum compensation, and there’s no fee unless we win your case.

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Acting as soon as possible is always advised once in involved in a personal injury.

Rodriguez & Sanabria Personal Injury Lawyers

9300 Peabody Street

Suite 208

Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: (571) 292-1209 Fax: (571) 292-1955