Medical Malpractice

Alexandria, VA Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical professionals have the duty to provide you with reasonable care.  If they fail in that duty, they have committed malpractice. This is possibly the worst fear that any patient has upon their admittance into a hospital. Medical malpractice incidents, as surprising as it may seem, have been steadily rising throughout the country, and Alexandria, VA is no different. If you or a loved one has been injured, you should call the experienced lawyers at Hickman Law Office to represent you. Malpractice is another word for negligence and other wrongful conduct that results in a patient’s injury. It requires proof:

  • Of the standard of care in effect at the time of the alleged malpractice;
  • That the defendant health care provider breached the standard of care;
  • That, as a direct result of the breach(es) of the standard of care, the plaintiff was injured; and
  • Of the specific injuries (damages) suffered by the plaintiff

There are many types of cases involving medical negligence.  Examples of medical injuries that may result in medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, leaving a foreign object in the body during surgery, anesthesia administration, surgical error, incorrect doage, or removal of wrong organs. Any one of these errors could lead to serious damage to a patient. The failure to properly diagnose a client could result in liability to a qualified medical professional.

If you or a loved one has been injured based on the advice or the complete negligence of someone in the medical field, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury lawyers have experience in medical malpractice claims and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Medical professionals should be held accountable for their wrongdoing, and need to be prevented from harming anyone else in the future. So, please don’t hesitate to fill out the form below to get in contact with us or call (703) 748-3001 to discuss your case over the phone.