Medical Malpractice

Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

by Staff Blogger | October 22nd, 2018

Medical malpractice is something most healthcare providers and facilities are concerned about. It’s also a scary thought for patients. When you go to a doctor, surgeon, or other medical professional, you expect to get treatment that’s safe, effective, and appropriate for your condition. But that doesn’t always happen, and patients can suffer serious and even life-threatening complications due to their providers’ negligence.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers believe that people who were hurt by healthcare professionals deserve to have their voices heard and a chance to pursue compensation. Medical malpractice can result in huge medical bills for patients, and they often suffer debilitating health effects that can result in long-term disability. That means they and their loved ones aren’t getting the paychecks they depend on for everyday living expenses.

However, proving medical malpractice can be difficult. Suffering from a bad outcome after a doctor’s visit, surgical treatment, or other procedure doesn’t always mean that medical malpractice occurred. In addition, medical malpractice can often occur without patients being aware that it happened. Because medical malpractice is so poorly understood and so difficult to prove, it’s vital to have an experienced legal team on your side if you suspect you or someone you love is a victim.

Our attorneys aren’t afraid to stand up to big hospitals and their insurance providers when it comes to getting compensation for our clients. Get the legal representation you and your loved ones deserve—call us today for a free consultation.

What Compensation Is Available for Medical Malpractice Victims?

by Staff Blogger | July 9th, 2018

Going to the hospital or your doctor’s office is supposed to be part of the process of getting better and recovering from your illness or injury.

But for some Americans, stepping into a healthcare facility is the beginning of a healthcare nightmare—and it’s often due to negligent physicians, surgeons, and other medical providers.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers know that all providers in Virginia and throughout the U.S. are required to abide by strict guidelines and regulations when they treat patients. But we also know that those guidelines and regulations aren’t always followed—and that puts patients like you at risk of suffering serious injuries and illnesses.

If you were hurt by a healthcare provider, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills—In addition to the medical bills you’ve already accumulated for the negligent treatments or procedures, you also may be eligible to get money for future treatment—especially if it’s necessary to treat complications arising from the substandard care you received.
  • Lost wages—Medical malpractice often means short-term or long-term disability. And when you’re not working, you’re not earning the paychecks you and your loved ones depend on every month. You shouldn’t have to deal with missing the paychecks you deserve because of a medical provider’s negligence.
  • Pain and suffering—Suffering from illnesses and injuries because of negligent healthcare providers can be stressful and traumatic. It’s our goal to make sure you’re fairly compensated for what you’ve been through.

Call us today for a free consultation. We’re here to help.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

by Staff Blogger | March 5th, 2018

We trust medical professionals with our health and well-being. Whether we’re visiting a general practitioner for a checkup or going to a surgical specialist for an invasive procedure, we believe that they will treat us with the care, attention, and respect we deserve.

Unfortunately, medical professionals don’t always uphold their responsibilities and duties to patients. When doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers fail to provide adequate care due to carelessness, negligence, or misconduct, their patients can become seriously sick, injured, or even die.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to stand up for the rights of people who were hurt in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other medical facilities. If you were hurt by a healthcare professional, a Norfolk medical malpractice attorney can help by:

  • Working to prove your healthcare provider caused your health problems – Healthcare providers and the facilities that employ them often deny wrongdoing and negligence. But we know how to collect evidence that can help prove you were hurt by the people who were supposed to make you feel better.
  • Negotiating for maximum compensation – Victims of medical mistakes often face enormous expenses, as they may be unable to return to work and they may need years of additional medical care and surgeries. We’ll calculate how much the mistake cost you, and we’ll fight to help you get the money you deserve.

It’s important to act right away if you were hurt by a medical professional. Evidence can quickly disappear, making it more difficult to get a favorable result. Call us today for a free consultation—we’re ready to get started.

3 Common Types of Medical Malpractice

by Staff Blogger | January 22nd, 2018

Doctors’ offices and hospitals are supposed to be places of healing and professional care—not environments where negligence and carelessness cause serious complications and even death.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that most healthcare professionals are dedicated to their jobs and the well-being of their patients. But some fail to take the necessary precautions to protect their patients from harm, while others may knowingly endanger those in their care.

Our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to holding negligent physicians, surgeons, and other medical professionals liable for any types of patient-harming negligence, which can include:

  1. Surgical errors – Surgery can reduce pain, improve mobility, and save lives, but it can also cause severe complications and side effects when errors occur. Surgeons who operate on the wrong body part, leave tools behind, or fail to sterilize equipment can put patients at risk.
  2. Misdiagnosis – Correctly diagnosing illnesses and diseases is one of the most essential parts of a physician’s job. It requires patience, research, and testing, but some healthcare professionals rush to conclusions, putting their patients’ well-being at risk and worsening their prognoses.
  3. Childbirth injuries – The delivery process always carries an element of risk for both babies and mothers. Doctors are trained to assist with deliveries in a manner that avoids harm, but some use forceful methods to complete deliveries, while others are negligent in follow-up care.

Other common forms of medical malpractice include medication errors and anesthesia errors. If you or someone you love was harmed by a negligent medical professional, we want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

The Consequences of Medical Malpractice

by Staff Blogger | May 15th, 2017

Medical challenges can impact every aspect of your life. When you’re not well or injured, the simplest tasks become more complex while pain is always present. We look to medical professionals to alleviate that pain and suffering through sound medical advice and treatment, and often that’s exactly what we get. But unfortunately, that’s not the case for every patient in Norfolk.

Medical professionals are trained to first do no harm. When they fail to ensure an acceptable level of care, the consequences can be dire. If you’ve been injured or experienced medical complications due to medical malpractice, you know well what those consequences look like. What you might not know is the financial impact their mistakes may have on your future.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we handle medical malpractice cases because we know just how much medical negligence can cost a family. You’re going to require additional medical treatment, perhaps even surgery. When it’s all said and done, you may end up with tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses you shouldn’t be responsible for.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, call us today for a free consultation. Our experienced Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers will work to uncover the truth about your condition and fight to get you every dollar in compensation you deserve. There’s no cost or obligation for getting answers to your questions, so contact us today.

Medical Professionals Prepare for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

by Staff Blogger | March 27th, 2017

Most medical professionals in Virginia work extremely hard. It’s not uncommon for nurses and doctors to have double shifts, late nights, and dozens of patients under their supervision at any time. The opportunity to make a mistake is always present, which is why many medical professionals and organizations have medical malpractice insurance. They know that there’s a chance a decision or action they take could cause harm to the patient, so they prepare themselves for that eventuality.

As a patient who has suffered due to medical negligence and/or malpractice, you know just how hard it can be to decide whether or not to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. You want justice for what you’ve been through, but you’re apprehensive about suing. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we understand that concern, which is why we offer every medical malpractice victim in Norfolk a free consultation. Our experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorneys can help you understand your rights and how much your injuries might end up costing you.

If you or someone you love suffered due to medical malpractice, give us a call for your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll fully investigate the cause of your injuries and fight to get you compensation for additional medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You don’t have to go through this alone. Contact us today.

Compensation for Norfolk Medical Malpractice Victims

by Staff Blogger | February 6th, 2017

Medical malpractice is a real problem in the U.S. Thousands of medical negligence claims are reported every year, many of which result in settlements or verdicts benefiting the victims. In a perfect world, the threat of being seriously impacted by a medical professional’s negligence would no longer happen, but that’s just not reality. Medical professionals make mistakes, and the patient is always the one who suffers.

Even if you have irrefutable proof that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, it can be difficult to get the money you deserve for your injuries. The hospital you would be filing a claim against has teams of lawyers looking out for their best interests in such matters. They know how to minimize or completely eliminate threats that could impact their bottom line, and that includes your injury claim.

That’s why it’s so important that you get an experienced legal team working on your behalf as soon as possible. Without an experienced medical malpractice firm by your side, you’re going into a fight you probably can’t win. Call a Norfolk medical malpractice attorney today for a free consultation. We know what you’ve been through. We know what you deserve as a result. And we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you get every dollar.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, the legal help you need is just a phone call away. Contact us today.

Not All Doctors Are Created Equal

by Staff Blogger | December 12th, 2016

There’s no such thing as a minor surgical procedure. No matter what is being done or corrected, there are thousands of things that could go wrong, many of which involve negligence on the part of medical professionals. It used to be that we picked our doctors based on their qualifications and experience, but with the state of healthcare today, we’re now more often assigned a doctor, giving us little to no control over who’s looking down upon us in the operating room.

Here’s a reality to consider: All doctors are not created equal. Thousands of medical malpractice cases filed each year more than qualify that statement. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen medical malpractice cases that would make your skin crawl. We’re not talking about mishaps that simply couldn’t be avoided. They are cases of blatant negligence that put another person’s life in danger. The good news is the victim called us, and we fought to get them maximum compensation for their injuries.

If you feel you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you have a legal advocate in Norfolk ready to take your case and work to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our experienced Norfolk medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation. We know what you’re going through and we know how to help. Call us today.

The Truth About Medical Malpractice Suits

by Staff Blogger | October 31st, 2016

Every year, there are thousands of medical malpractice claims brought against negligent medical professionals. But for the patients who seek justice, just as many decide to not come forward, which we believe is a shame. One of the main reasons for keeping silent is the victim’s reluctance to sue their doctor for fear that it will ruin his or her career. However, in our experience, that’s just not the case.

Most folks in Norfolk wouldn’t think of driving without car insurance. Why? Because they know the inherent risks of getting out on the road every day. Chances are you may eventually be involved in an accident and therefore need an insurance company to take the brunt of the financial impact. The same is true for doctors. Most physicians carry medical malpractice insurance for the same reason. They know that there’s a good chance that they’ll make a mistake at some point in their career that may result in a lawsuit, and with medical malpractice insurance, they’re fully prepared when it does.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve compensation for what you’ve been through. Call an experienced Norfolk medical malpractice attorney today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get what’s fair.

Holding Medical Professionals to their Oath

by Staff Blogger | August 15th, 2016

Our doctors made a promise when they first started practicing medicine. It’s called the Hippocratic Oath, and it states that doctors should first “do no harm.” By taking that oath, our medical professionals are making a promise to every future patient that they will do their best to ensure the patient’s safety throughout treatment. No medical professional is perfect and will make mistakes in the course of their careers, but we expect them to hold themselves to a high standard. When a medical professional lowers that standard, even for a moment, the results can be devastating.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we protect the rights of medical malpractice victims by holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their careless acts. You went under their care with the understanding that your wellbeing would be their top priority. Now the injuries they caused have changed your life forever, leaving you wondering what to do next. Give us a call. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys will fully investigate the cause of your injuries and work to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.

By coming forward, you are doing more than protecting your rights; you’re also raising the standard for medical professionals, potentially making it safer for Norfolk patients in the future. If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. We’re ready to help.