Northern Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Provide You with Experienced Counsel
Fighting for Virginia clients injured by doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers
Suffering injury at a hospital or while visiting your doctor can cause more than just physical harm. It can cause psychological trauma. Anesthesiologists, doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to provide you with reasonable care. You have a right to take legal action. We at The Leiser Law Firm focus on helping you recover as quickly as possible. Our experienced legal team has advocated on behalf of malpractice victims in McLean, VA and throughout Northern Virginia for more than 15 years. As courtroom veterans, we fight passionately for you in court no matter how complex your case may seem.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional acts negligently and delivers substandard care, thereby causing injury or death to a patient. The moment you suspect you are the victim of medical malpractice, you should consult with a skilled personal injury attorney. Not only are medical negligence cases immensely complex, at the first hint of a malpractice lawsuit, healthcare professionals immediately obtain experienced counsel.
At The Leiser Law Firm we handle the following types of medical malpractice cases in the Virginia area on a regular basis:
- Surgical errors — Surgeons who act negligently may cause catastrophic injury or wrongful death to patients. Common surgical errors include operating on the wrong patient, operating on the wrong part of the body and leaving surgical instruments behind.
- Birth injuries — Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and other birth injuries can occur if a physician is aggressive, forceful or incompetent during a delivery.
- Diagnosis errors — If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition or provides a misdiagnosis, a patient may suffer unnecessary illness or injury.
- Medication mistakes — Medication mistakes occur when a medical professional prescribes a patient the wrong medication or dosage.
Proving negligence in a medical malpractice case requires knowledgeable and experienced counsel. Our lawyers review the facts of your case carefully. We consult with medical experts and gather evidence in a timely manner. We do whatever is in your best interests — settle your case out of court or fight fiercely for you at trial.
Statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases
According to the statute of limitations in Virginia, you have two years from the date of the act that caused your injury to take legal action, unless some special exception applies. If you fail to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you may be unable to recover compensation. Your attorney can help you determine if there’s still time to bring a case against the negligent parties.
Many states follow a comparative negligence rule for personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Virginia is one of the only states that follows a contributory negligence rule. Under contributory negligence, if you are even slightly responsible for your medical malpractice accident, you cannot receive compensation.
Hospital negligence lawyers who fight tirelessly for your rights in Virginia
If a doctor, surgeon, or hospital causes you or your loved one injury, we at The Leiser Law Firm are ready to help you obtain rightful compensation. You can schedule an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer at our firm by calling 703-734-5000 or contacting us online. We operate on a contingency fee basis for all personal injury cases. Our attorneys can visit you at your home or hospital bed if you are unable to visit our office.