Attorneys Advocating For Medical Malpractice Victims In West Virginia
We all make mistakes, both professionally and personally. But when those professional mistakes are caused by negligence and result in serious harm to others, the at-fault parties can and should be held liable.
At The Masters Law Firm, L.C., we represent personal injury victims and their families throughout West Virginia. Our work includes advocating for victims who have suffered harm (or died) as the result of medical malpractice.
Not All Bad Outcomes Are Medical Malpractice
In health care, bad results can occur even when medical professionals do everything right. Therefore, not all bad outcomes are signs of negligence or wrongdoing. For an injury or death to be considered medical malpractice, several criteria must be met. You must show that:
- The doctor or care provider violated the duty of care owed to you by treating or failing to treat you in a manner that other reasonable providers wouldn’t have done under the same circumstances
- The violation directly led to injury or death that would not have otherwise occurred
- You suffered losses (financial, physical, etc.) as a result of the harm inflicted
These can sometimes be difficult elements to prove, which is why it is important to work with a skilled attorney.
Medical Errors Occur In All Care Settings
No area of health care is immune to the risk of injurious or fatal errors. We regularly represent patients who have been seriously harmed or lost loved ones because of:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication and dosing errors
- Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries (to babies and mothers)
- Failure to monitor and treat
- Pharmacy errors
A single error in any of these settings can be harmful or fatal. As errors multiply, so does the damage.
The Knowledge, Skills And Resources To Build Your Case
Medical malpractice litigation is time-consuming, research-intensive and requires significant financial investment on the front end (from the law firm). Not all firms have the resources to be able to investigate a medical malpractice claim, much less bring the case to trial.
But at The Masters Law Firm, our team of experienced attorneys is ready to help you seek appropriate compensation, find answers and work to hold the at-fault parties responsible. We take the time to fully understand what went wrong and what should have been done instead. Then, we work with expert witnesses (usually other medical professionals) to show that the at-fault care provider deviated from the expected standard of care, leading to your injuries.
Contact Us Today To Discuss Your Legal Options In A Free Consultation
The Masters Law Firm is based in Charleston, and we represent injury victims throughout West Virginia. To learn more about how we can help you during a free initial consultation, call our office at 304-371-7894 or fill out our online contact form.