Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorney Helping Virginia Victims of Medical Malpractice

Legal Advocacy in Manassas and throughout Northern Virginia

If you've come away from a medical procedure with injuries due to negligence on the part of your doctor or other medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages under Virginia medical malpractice law.

The statute of limitations involved in medical malpractice cases means it is important for you to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your claim. Contact us at our offices in Manassas, across from the Prince William County courthouse, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your potential medical malpractice claim.

Our law firm handles medical malpractice lawsuits involving:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Medication errors and anesthesia overdose
  • Other medical negligence

Was it Medical Malpractice?

Despite their best efforts, doctors and hospitals do make mistakes while treating patients — some patients are misdiagnosed, some receive improper prescriptions and others get lost in the shuffle of a busy emergency room. But our society depends on medical providers to maintain a high standard of care, and when they breach that duty, the people injured by their negligent actions can be entitled to compensation.

Even in highly complex medical situations, there is a right and wrong way to do things. Expert professional witnesses can help you establish what the doctors who treated you should have done and how it might differ from what they actually did.

If you've been injured by medical malpractice, or have lost a loved one due to a medical error, an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you deserve under Virginia law. Contact us today.

Unique Challenges Due to Virginia Law

Traditionally in negligence cases, juries have the right and duty to determine how much money is necessary to compensate someone who has been injured due to someone else's negligence.

However, in Virginia, lobbyists for doctors' groups have gotten the legislature to impose a cap on medical malpractice verdicts. This cap does not apply to injuries caused by anyone other than medical providers. The legislature has also imposed tight deadlines solely for medical negligence cases. Attorney Michael N. Driscoll will take these issues into account when advising you on your medical malpractice options.