Medical Malpractice

Get the Compensation You Deserve After Medical Malpractice

by Staff Blogger | September 26th, 2019

Medical professionals, whether they’re doctors, surgeons, or specialists, are trusted to act in a manner that prevents their patients from suffering unnecessary harm. However, every year in the U.S. patients suffer serious injuries and health complications at the hands of medical personnel. Many of those poor outcomes occur when healthcare workers are negligent and fail to uphold their duties to do no harm.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a medical professional, it’s important to get an experienced legal team on your side as soon as possible. Getting compensation after medical malpractice can be difficult, as it requires plenty of proof that indicates healthcare workers were negligent. The longer you wait to get in touch with an experienced Roanoke medical malpractice lawyer, the less evidence may be available. In addition, the hospital and their insurance company may be more skeptical of your claim.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know what it takes to build strong medical malpractice claims. We have many years of experience assisting people who were harmed by their doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals whom they trusted with their well-being, and now we want to help you, too.

It’s our goal to help you get maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after a medical malpractice injury. We know that staying on top of your everyday living expenses, let alone your additional medical costs, can be difficult when your health has suffered because of a healthcare professional’s mistake. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us work to get you the money you deserve.

Hurt by Your Doctor? Don’t Be Afraid to File a Medical Malpractice Claim.

by Staff Blogger | August 8th, 2019

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know that people who are harmed because of others’ negligence need compensation for their medical bills and lost wages. But we also know that many people are hesitant to pursue compensation when the liable parties are people they know. A common example of when a victim may be reluctant to file an injury claim is when they’re harmed by their own doctor.

Your primary care physician may be someone you’ve trusted with your health and even your life for years, if not decades. And while they’re prone to occasionally making mistakes like all humans are, there’s a big difference between honest mistakes and mistakes caused by negligence. If you believe your doctor’s carelessness put your health at risk or harmed you, it’s important to pursue compensation for what you’ve gone through.

Doctors typically carry medical malpractice insurance for themselves and/or their clinics. When injured patients file claims against their doctors, they’re usually paid through their doctors’ insurance policies—the same way that injured auto accident victims are paid through the at-fault parties’ auto insurance policies.

And while no doctor ever wants to be sued or accused of medical malpractice, negligence happens, and when it does, innocent patients deserve recourse for their pain and suffering, their added medical bills, and their lost wages. Our Roanoke medical malpractice lawyers know that this may be a difficult decision for you, and that’s why we want to discuss your case. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help.

What Types of Accidents Can Lead to Wrongful Death Claims?

by Staff Blogger | June 20th, 2019

When people are injured in accidents that weren’t their fault, they and their loved ones have the right to pursue compensation for accident-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages. The same is true when accidents result in victims’ deaths. Instead of being called personal injury claims, those actions are considered wrongful death claims.

Wrongful death claims can arise after many types of accidents and injuries, such as:

  • Auto accidents—If a driver’s negligence causes someone to suffer fatal injuries, the victim’s surviving family members may be eligible to file compensation claims against the other driver’s insurance.
  • Work-related accidents—Employers are supposed to provide workers with safe environments, required safety equipment, and sufficient training to do their jobs. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable.
  • Medical malpractice—When doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers make mistakes due to carelessness or negligence that result in patients’ deaths, family members can file compensation claims against individual healthcare providers, clinics, and hospitals.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke wrongful death lawyers have helped surviving family members get the compensation they deserve after the deaths of loved ones for decades. We know that you’re going through a difficult time, and it’s our goal to help make it easier for you.

Trust our experience and our dedication to get you maximum results. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help.

What Types of Compensation Are Available to Victims of Medical Malpractice?

by Staff Blogger | May 23rd, 2019

When you get treated by a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare professional, there’s always a chance you won’t get the results you and your medical provider hope for. But sometimes, poor outcomes are due to the negligence of providers before, during, and after administering treatment or performing procedures. When that happens, medical malpractice may have occurred.

Proving medical malpractice isn’t easy. It requires a thorough investigation into everything from the initial diagnosis and treatment protocol to drug prescriptions and surgical procedures. When there’s enough evidence to support that medical malpractice occurred, victims may be entitled to significant compensation for things like:

  • Medical bills—Medical malpractice often results in patients experiencing a significant worsening of their health, and it may even put their lives at risk. Victims who win medical malpractice claims may be compensated for their initial and subsequent medical costs.
  • Lost wages—Medical malpractice victims may be unable to work for longer than expected, or they may even become permanently disabled. When they file medical malpractice claims, they may get compensation to replace their lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering—Medical malpractice can cause patients to experience significant pain and trauma. They may lose their ability to enjoy hobbies and time spent with their families, and they may develop psychological conditions. Victims’ pain and suffering can and should be compensated.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know how to build strong claims for victims when healthcare professionals fail to provide adequate care. If you suspect you or someone you love is a victim of medical malpractice, contact a Roanoke medical malpractice lawyer today for a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice Can Be Difficult to Prove Without a Lawyer

by Staff Blogger | March 28th, 2019

If you experienced health problems or complications after being treated by a medical professional, there’s a chance that you’re a victim of medical malpractice. However, getting compensation for your malpractice-related expenses, including additional medical bills and lost wages, requires proving that your doctor, surgeon, or other provider was negligent while treating you.

Filing a claim requires plenty of evidence that healthcare administrators and insurance adjusters can’t deny. Unfortunately, that evidence isn’t always easy to find. Many medical mistakes can be attributed to causes other than negligence or carelessness, making it difficult for victims to get their compensation claims off the ground, let alone get favorable outcomes.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke medical malpractice attorneys can investigate your injury, illness, or complications and determine if medical malpractice occurred. If we find that malpractice occurred, we can aggressively pursue evidence that supports the fact that you were harmed by people who were supposed to protect you. That includes collecting medical records, interviewing witnesses and involved parties, and even enlisting the help of medical professionals to determine what happened and why you suffered harm.

Don’t let the healthcare industry deny you the money you deserve after everything you’ve been through. You put your trust in medical professionals, and they violated it by not giving you the attention and care you’re entitled to. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.

3 Ways a Lawyer Can Help After Medical Malpractice

by Staff Blogger | January 31st, 2019

Getting injured or developing health complications due to a medical professional’s negligence is a devastating experience. You trust your doctors, surgeons, and other providers to do everything in their power to help you recover from your injury or illness, but all it takes is one mistake to put your health and even your life at risk.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke medical malpractice attorneys fight for the rights of people who were injured by healthcare providers. We know that victims often face uphill battles when it comes to getting compensation for their medical bills and lost wages. That’s because hospitals and healthcare facilities are reluctant to admit fault for any health problems that victims suffer.

When people who were harmed by medical professionals file claims, they often experience significant resistance. Their providers may deny responsibility, or their health problems may be attributed to other conditions or previous injuries. And even if the hospital or healthcare facility assumes liability, victims may receive small settlement offers that aren’t enough to cover their injury or illness-related expenses.

When you hire our legal team after medical malpractice, it’s our goal to help you in the following ways:

  1. We’ll collect evidence that indicates your healthcare provider was negligent.
  2. We’ll collect evidence that shows your health problems are due to your provider’s negligence.
  3. We’ll calculate how much money you’re owed and fight to help you get it.

You deserve full compensation for what you’ve experienced, and it’s our goal to help you get every penny. Call today for a free consultation.

3 Common Types of Medical Malpractice

by Staff Blogger | December 13th, 2018

Doctors, surgeons, and other specialized healthcare providers swear to do no harm to their patients and to abide by an ethical code upon entering their professions. And while people in the medical field rarely set out to intentionally harm their patients, simply being negligent or careless is enough to cause patients to suffer serious and even life-threatening complications.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke medical malpractice lawyers are here to help anyone who suffered harm because a medical professional failed to uphold his or her duty. While medical malpractice can encompass many types of negligence, three of the most common types include:

  1. Diagnosis errors—Whether physicians diagnose the wrong illness, or they wait too long to diagnose a disease, not properly treating patients’ conditions as soon as possible can cause their health to rapidly deteriorate.
  2. Prescription errors—Prescription drugs can treat or even cure some illnesses and diseases, but they must be used properly and within a certain timeframe to be most effective. When doctors fail to prescribe the correct medications at the correct dosages, they can put patients’ lives at risk.
  3. Surgical errors—Surgery is inherently risky, and not all surgeries go according to plan, even when all precautions are followed. However, surgeons can greatly increase patients’ risks by operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical tools inside their bodies, or failing to administer proper after-surgery care.

It’s important to get in touch with an experienced law firm if you or someone you love was hurt by a medical professional. We’re here to help you pursue the compensation you deserve—call us today for a free consultation.

Hurt by a Negligent Medical Professional? Call Us.

by Staff Blogger | October 18th, 2018

Doctors and surgeons swear oaths when they begin practicing medicine to do no harm to their patients. That means they’re held to a high standard when they have patients’ lives in their hands. And while most healthcare professionals take their jobs, their oaths, and their duties seriously, some don’t give their patients the care and attention they deserve—and that can lead to serious injuries and illnesses.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke medical malpractice lawyers hold negligent medical professionals liable when their careless mistakes cause their patients to suffer health problems or complications. If you or someone you love were hurt by a doctor or surgeon, you may be reluctant to pursue compensation against him or her—especially if you have a relationship with that medical professional, team, or hospital.

But it’s important to remember that medical malpractice can cause lifelong disability and put your family in a serious financial bind. That’s because your injuries or illnesses may prevent you from working for long periods of time, and you may require extensive medical treatments to treat your malpractice-related health problems. If you don’t pursue compensation, you may be left paying for those costs out of your own pocket.

Don’t leave the money you deserve on the table, and don’t go it alone. Doctors and hospitals are well protected by big insurance companies, and they often deny claims from victims who don’t have experienced legal representation. Get our team on your side and get it done. Call us today for a free consultation.

Did Your Health Worsen After Medical Treatment? You May Have a Compensation Claim.

by Staff Blogger | August 16th, 2018

Doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals are highly trained and highly educated in their fields. When we get sick or injured, we trust them to make accurate diagnoses, provide care that’s appropriate for our health problems, and take the necessary precautions to prevent complications from occurring.

But like everyone else, medical providers can make mistakes. However, some medical mistakes are due to carelessness and negligence on the part of healthcare professionals. Common examples of negligent mistakes include failing to consult patient charts, leaving medical equipment inside patients’ bodies, operating on the wrong body parts, or prescribing the wrong medication.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke medical malpractice lawyers have seen the devastation that medical malpractice can cause patients and their families. If you or someone you love were recently treated by a healthcare professional and your health has worsened, there’s a chance you suffered from negligent care.

Medical malpractice isn’t always obvious, and sometimes it takes an experienced law firm to review the facts and determine if and when it happened. When you choose us to handle your malpractice claim, we’ll review all of the facts concerning what happened, including your health before and after your treatment and the potential mistakes or oversights that occurred while you were in the care of your doctor or surgeon.

Then, we’ll calculate how much money the malpractice may have cost you, and we’ll fight to get you every penny that you and your loved ones deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to help.

Don’t Give the Hospital and Insurance Company the Upper Hand After Your Medical Malpractice Injury

by Staff Blogger | July 5th, 2018

The medical field changes and saves lives every day throughout Virginia and the world. Doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals do their best to help patients get the treatment they need to recover from illnesses and injuries.

But sometimes, healthcare providers are negligent in the way they care for their patients—and that can put innocent patients at risk of suffering serious complications. Medical malpractice is rare, but when it happens, it can be devastating.

To make matters worse, hospitals and insurance companies are well aware of the potential for medical malpractice, and they immediately go on the offensive when potential cases occur. That means victims are often beaten to the punch by big multi-billion-dollar corporations, leaving them facing an uphill battle to get compensation.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know that pursuing compensation for injuries and illnesses suffered due to medical mistakes can be intimidating, especially when you’re on your own. That’s why a Roanoke medical malpractice attorney is here to help.

We know the tricks that hospitals and insurance companies use to get victims to give up or accept lowball settlements. It’s our goal to help you get the full compensation you deserve, and we accomplish that by collecting evidence and conclusively proving that your health condition was worsened due to negligent healthcare.

The hospital and insurance company want to protect their profits—not pay out big settlements to victims like you. Don’t give them the upper hand. Call us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.