Virginia Jewish Medical Malpractice Lawyer

For the most part, you can trust doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to provide consistent and compassionate treatment no matter what kind of injury or illness they are helping you overcome. Unfortunately, there are cases in which healthcare providers act recklessly or carelessly during the treatment process and cause their patients to sustain harm that could have been prevented with proper care.

If you believe you suffered a poor medical outcome because of negligent conduct by your doctor, their employer, or administrators of the facility they work in, you may want to talk to a Virginia Jewish medical malpractice lawyer about your legal options. Civil claims based on medical negligence can be extremely hard for unrepresented plaintiffs to pursue alone, but working with a knowledgeable Jewish personal injury attorney could significantly boost your chances of a successful outcome. Seth Price, a member of Congregation Beth El, supporter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington can be your ally and help you get the compensation you need.

Determining Whether a Malpractice Claim Has Merit

One of the main ways malpractice claims differ from other forms of personal injury litigation in Virginia is the expert witness requirement that prospective malpractice plaintiffs generally must fulfill. Unless the cause of their injury is obviously negligent, such as a wrong limb amputation, a person cannot successfully seek compensation for alleged medical malpractice unless a qualified medical professional confirms they have valid grounds for a case.

For the purposes of a medical malpractice claim, a qualified expert witness must have comparable experience and expertise in the same field of medicine as the defendant(s), and they must have actively practiced in that field or a closely related one within the past year. The witness must also be able to establish the specific standard of care that applied to the circumstances in question and explain—based on available evidence—how the defendant(s) failed to live up to that standard.

Virginia state law also allows either party in a prospective medical malpractice claim to request a non-binding assessment of the case by a review panel consisting of two lawyers, two medical professionals, and a judge, all selected by the state Supreme Court. An experienced Virginia Jewish medical malpractice attorney could discuss these requirements and options in further detail during a private consultation.

Recoverable Damages Through a Successful Lawsuit

Like any other personal injury case, a successful medical malpractice claim allows an injured plaintiff to recover for every consequence they sustained due to their healthcare provider’s negligence, including both economic and non-economic losses. However, not every plaintiff can recover for the full value of those damages, thanks to the cap that state law establishes on compensation for medical malpractice.

According to Code of Virginia §8.01-581.15, victims of medical malpractice cannot recover more than $2.50 million dollars in total compensation in any case filed between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. This cap increases by $50,000 every year on July 1, but unlike comparable caps in other states, it applies to all types of compensatory losses as opposed to just non-economic damages. Assistance from a seasoned Jewish medical malpractice lawyer in Virginia could be crucial to maximizing available recovery given this restriction and other potential legal obstacles.

Seek Help from a Virginia Jewish Medical Malpractice Attorney

Civil cases based on medical malpractice are among the most complex and labor-intensive claims that civil courts in Virginia hear. Even if it seems obvious that your doctor failed to provide you the care you deserved, successfully holding them accountable for ensuing losses could be next to impossible without guidance from experienced legal counsel.

Fortunately, a Virginia Jewish medical malpractice lawyer is available to help you through every step of your claim. Call Seth today to discuss your legal options.

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