We rely on doctors to provide us with competent medical care that helps us heal from illnesses and injuries. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have a duty to treat their patients according to the accepted medical standard of care. When doctors violate that duty of care and patients are harmed as a result, they should be held accountable for their conduct.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to substandard medical care, you may have a claim for compensation against negligent medical professionals and treating facilities. The attorneys at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, are committed to helping victims of medical malpractice get the compensation that they deserve. Call us for a complimentary and confidential case evaluation.
Why Choose Our Medical Malpractice Team
- Medical malpractice cases are complex personal injury claims. Our attorneys have more than two decades of experience handling medical malpractice claims. We have the resources and skills necessary to handle all types of medical malpractice claims.
- Medical malpractice cases are expensive to pursue, but we do not charge any upfront or out-of-pocket legal costs. Our attorneys handle medical malpractice claims on a contingency basis. We do not collect attorneys’ fees until you have been paid in a settlement or trial award.
- We are dedicated to providing our injured clients with high-quality and personalized legal services. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to medical malpractice cases because each case is unique, and no two injuries are the same.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of ways. To prove a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to show that the care you received fell below the medical standard of care and that you were injured as a result of that negligent care. Common types of medical malpractice claims include misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, birth injuries, and medication errors.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
In West Virginia, medical malpractice victims are entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are losses with a fixed value that you have suffered, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Non-economic damages involve non-monetary losses, including pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.
Fatal Medical Malpractice Injuries
When medical malpractice causes a patient to suffer fatal injuries, surviving family members might have a claim for compensation for their losses. In West Virginia, wrongful death claims are made on behalf of family members who have incurred losses due to their loved one’s death. For example, spouses and children may file a claim to recover compensation for loss of the decedent’s financial support, funeral expenses, and the value of the decedent’s household services.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorney
The attorneys at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, know that medical malpractice often goes unreported. Unfortunately, this means that patients are not compensated for their losses, and medical professionals escape liability for their negligence. If you have suffered injuries and damages due to negligent medical care, you should be compensated for all of your losses. Contact our office today at (304) 720-6700 to speak with a Charleston, West Virginia medical malpractice attorney today.