Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice

by Staff Blogger | February 1st, 2018

Victims with strong medical malpractice claims may be entitled to significant compensation for things like medical bills and lost wages after a healthcare professional’s mistake. But not everyone who wishes to file a claim has a strong case.

Because medical malpractice claims are so heavily dependent on evidence and often involve going up against big hospitals and healthcare partnerships, pursuing compensation can feel intimidating.

At Skolrood Law Firm, a Roanoke medical malpractice attorney knows that medical malpractice claims can seem confusing. We hope these frequently asked questions and their answers can clear up some common misconceptions about medical malpractice claims:

  • What constitutes medical malpractice? Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider fails to uphold a recognized standard of care—any action that would be taken by any prudent medical provider in similar circumstances—when treating a patient.
  • How can you determine that a patient is a victim of medical malpractice? Patients who experience bad outcomes or who receive ineffective treatments from medical professionals aren’t always victims of medical malpractice. Proving that malpractice occurred requires experience and the ability to link known symptoms and conditions with negligent treatment protocols and examinations.

If you have any additional questions about medical malpractice in Virginia—or if you think that you or someone you love were the victim of a healthcare provider’s negligence—don’t wait to get help. Call us today for a free consultation.