West Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney
Physicians and medical personnel have a duty to their patients to provide a certain level of care that is compliant with approved regulatory standards and protocol. Negligent conduct, also known as medical malpractice, can occur if the medical professional deviates from the recognized standard of care, resulting in patient injury, illness, infection, wrongful death, or other condition. If you or somebody you love was harmed by a negligent medical professional, the compassionate West Virginia medical malpractice attorneys at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC understand the seriousness of these types of situations and are here to help.
The preservation of your rights is very important in a medical malpractice claim and you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Our personal injury firm combines the experience of three attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice law. We offer a complimentary and confidential case evaluation to help you better understand your case and the options available to you.
Types of Medical Malpractice Errors:
Medical malpractice may result from a practically endless list of errors. These include, but certainly are not limited to, the following:
- Improper diagnosis
- Failure to diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Failure to treat in a timely manner
- Failure to conduct appropriate medical tests
- Incorrect treatment
- Medication errors
- Failure to conduct appropriate diagnostic tests, including X-Ray, CT scan, MRI, blood tests, all others
- Emergency room delay
- Incorrect blood for transfusion
- Surgical errors
- Surgery on the incorrect body part
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Releasing from hospital before stabilized
- Many, many more
Any error may result in a severe illness or injury. If you believe you were a victim of medical negligence, it is important to take action at the earliest time possible in order to proceed with your case in a timely manner. Failure to hire a West Virginia medical malpractice attorney and proceed with your claim before the expiration of the statute of limitations will negate the opportunity to file in the future.
Who May Be Responsible for Medical Errors?
Virtually any medical professional or healthcare facility may be negligent, including:
- Physician’s assistant
- Plastic surgeon
- Emergency room
- Outcare patient facility
- Urgent care center
- Other, ask your attorney
What Kind of Compensation Is Available for Medical Malpractice?
In a medical malpractice claim, compensation may include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical treatment and rehabilitation
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
If a loved one lost their life due to medical negligence, certain surviving family members may seek compensation in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit. Compensation usually includes burial and funeral expenses, medical expenses prior to death, lost income, pain and suffering, lost income projected into the future, loss of companionship and advice, and numerous other economic and noneconomic aspects. Ask your West Virginia personal injury lawyer for specifics.
Consult a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Charleston, WV
Tiano O’Dell, PLLC is a premier medical malpractice law firm in Charleston, serving clients throughout the state of West Virginia. Firm founders William Tiano and Tony O’Dell have been recognized for their superior client service and professionalism by being named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association, as well as being designated West Virginia Super Lawyers.
For more than twenty years, Tiano O’Dell, PLLC has aggressively represented injured clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others. They are plaintiff advocates who truly believe that the responsible parties must be held accountable for their harmful conduct. Your case will obtain the meticulous attention to detail that it deserves. Top medical professionals work in concert with our legal team during the formulation and presentation of your case.
Most cases are settled out of court, but if the insurance provider does not offer a suitable settlement amount, your West Virginia medical malpractice lawyer will take the case to trial before a jury for a verdict. Insurance companies know we are serious because each case is prepared for trial from the onset. There are no legal fees unless we win or settle your case. To schedule your complimentary case review, call Tiano O’Dell, PLLC at (304) 720-6700 or contact us online.