Medical Malpractice

Don’t Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim Without a Lawyer

by Staff Blogger | September 27th, 2021

Medical malpractice is more common than you might think. A study published in 2018 suggested that medical error causes around 10% of all deaths in the U.S.! Although that figure has been contested, it’s still important for people to be aware of the fact that medical errors resulting in serious injuries, illnesses, and deaths are a possibility every time they’re treated or operated on.

Unfortunately, many victims of medical malpractice feel they have no recourse afterward. That’s because hospitals and doctors frequently deny responsibility or suggest that the bad outcomes were unavoidable. And to make matters worse, healthcare providers and facilities are extremely well protected from medical malpractice claims.

Trying to get compensation on your own can be extremely difficult. Even having a lawyer on your side is no guarantee, especially when the lawyer doesn’t have much experience or a track record of success winning medical malpractice claims. But at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know exactly what it takes to get good outcomes for our clients.

Our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers know how doctors and hospitals insulate themselves from medical malpractice claims and how they dissuade injured patients from pursuing claims. When you contact us, our legal team will work hard to prove you were injured or your health worsened as a result of malpractice, and then we’ll fight to get you paid in full. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Unsure If You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim? Call Us!

by Staff Blogger | May 24th, 2021

Medicine is an inexact science. It’s up to doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers to do their best to properly diagnose and treat patients. But they don’t always succeed, and sometimes patients have bad outcomes.

Not every bad outcome or worsening of health is considered medical malpractice, but some are. Of course, your doctor or hospital will never admit to medical malpractice on their own. Instead, it’s up to you to prove that it happened. But doing so without an experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyer on your side can be extremely difficult.

Our legal team knows medical malpractice as soon as we see it. But we also know that in order to see it, we must collect plenty of evidence and review all the facts. Many times, that evidence and those facts are purposely obscured by healthcare providers. After all, the last thing they want is to be held accountable for bad outcomes caused by negligence.

When you call Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ll listen to your story and begin investigating what happened. Then, we’ll determine exactly when and where your care didn’t reach the standards it should have. Finally, we’ll calculate how the medical malpractice has affected your life and will continue to affect it financially, physically, and emotionally.

We don’t let our clients get pushed around by negligent healthcare providers and their insurers, and we won’t let it happen to you, either. Contact us today for a free consultation. You’ve been through a lot, and you deserve maximum compensation.

Can You Sue Your Doctor for a Prescription Drug Injury?

by Staff Blogger | February 22nd, 2021

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we help people harmed by defective and dangerous prescription and over-the-counter medications get compensation by filing claims against their manufacturers. But sometimes, people get seriously injured by drugs that aren’t considered defective or dangerous. When that happens, victims may be able to file claims against their doctors via medical malpractice lawsuits.

Only doctors and a few other medical personnel can write prescriptions. When they do so, they must pay close attention to their patients’ conditions, weight, and other medications and supplements that they take. All of those factors play a major role in determining both how safe and effective their prescribed medications will be when they take them.

Unfortunately, healthcare providers don’t always take the necessary precautions and required steps when prescribing medications. That can put their patients’ health and even their lives in danger. And when their oversight results in a serious injury, illness, or death, those providers can and should be held liable for the losses that their patients and their patients’ families endure.

Medical malpractice claims aren’t easy to win, and they require the assistance of experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyers. Our legal team has built many medical malpractice claims for injured victims throughout the state, and we know what it takes to win.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a prescription medication error, contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll collect proof that shows your doctor failed to take the necessary precautions and demand full compensation for you and your loved ones.

Can Nursing Homes Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?

by Staff Blogger | November 9th, 2020

If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you worry about their wellbeing every day. You may have heard stories of residents being abused or neglected, which often results in serious injuries and worsening health. And sometimes, the mistreatment goes beyond abuse and neglect and becomes actual medical malpractice, which can put residents’ lives at risk.

When does medical malpractice happen in nursing homes? There are several scenarios when it can occur, including:

  • Prescription drug errors—When residents get the wrong medications, get the wrong dosages of medications, or don’t get their medications at all, they can suffer serious health problems and even die. When that happens, nursing homes can be held liable for medical malpractice.
  • Misdiagnosis—Nursing homes typically have doctors on staff who evaluate residents when needed. Because many residents are elderly and vulnerable, it’s important for them to receive prompt and accurate diagnoses. When that doesn’t happen, they can decline in health quickly.
  • Failure to escalate care—Nursing homes are often limited in the level of care they can provide to residents. Many residents need to be moved to more capable facilities or hospitals to receive scans, surgery, and other treatments. When that doesn’t happen, their health can worsen.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we investigate all nursing home abuse claims for evidence of wrongdoing and other failures of responsibility. And when we find medical malpractice, we don’t hesitate to include it in our compensation claims. Contact our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation.

Why Do Some Law Firms Decline Medical Malpractice Claims?

by Staff Blogger | June 15th, 2020

All personal injury claims have a large burden of proof on injured victims. In most cases, claims go against insurance companies—which are well-known for reporting huge annual profits. If they were paying out all the compensation claims they receive, they would quickly go bankrupt. Instead, they’ve found ways to reduce or deny claims by forcing victims to come up with mountains of evidence, and even that’s not always enough!

Medical malpractice claims are similar in that the burden of proof is extremely high. To make matters worse, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are often well protected against medical malpractice claims. They fight back viciously when sick or injured patients accuse them of negligence and carelessness, even when those patients clearly suffered at the hands of healthcare professionals.

Many law firms help victims only to make a quick buck. They want to turn over cases as quickly as possible, and medical malpractice claims typically require patience, experience, and tenacity. Those are the qualities we bring to every claim we handle, which is why we don’t back down from medical malpractice claims. It’s our goal to help injured victims throughout Virginia, including those who were injured by doctors, surgeons, and other providers.

We believe that victims shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket simply because their claims will be tough to win. Our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers don’t back down from a challenge, and we’re always in it to win. Contact us today for a free consultation and to find out how we can help.

4 Requirements for Medical Malpractice Claims

by Staff Blogger | March 30th, 2020

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to help people get compensation after they’ve been harmed by negligent doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers. However, it’s important for victims to know that medical malpractice claims require extensive proof to be successful. In addition, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities are typically well-prepared for medical malpractice claims, and they’re ready to push back when patients file complaints against them.

Successful claims require proving four important facts:

  1. You had an established doctor to patient relationship—First, you (or your attorney) must prove that the doctor or healthcare provider who harmed you was indeed assigned to treat you specifically.
  2. The doctor was negligent—Poor outcomes don’t always mean negligence occurred. There must be concrete proof that shows the healthcare provider was negligent while treating you.
  3. The negligence resulted in your injury—Negligence alone isn’t always enough for a medical malpractice claim. The negligence must also have contributed to an injury, illness, or complications.
  4. The injury led to verifiable damages—When it comes to personal injury claims, damages refer to things such as physical, mental, and emotional pain, medical bills, and lost paychecks.

If you believe you were harmed by a medical professional due to negligence, our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers want to speak with you. We’ll investigate your claim and determine if the criteria above can be proven. If it can, we’ll move forward with your case and work hard to get you maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice Claims Require Experienced Legal Representation

by Staff Blogger | December 16th, 2019

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we appreciate the skill, expertise, and years of education that healthcare providers must obtain to be able to provide high-quality care to their patients. We also know that even the best and most well-trained medical professionals are human and that mistakes happen—some of which can result in poor outcomes for patients. But we also know that some mistakes are due to negligence, and when that happens, we believe those providers should be held accountable.

However, getting compensation for negligence-based medical errors isn’t easy. Healthcare providers, hospitals, and clinics are well protected from such claims, and getting favorable outcomes for malpractice victims requires plenty of evidence, patience, and tenacity. Our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers have years of successful malpractice claims in our history, and we know exactly what it takes to win.

We don’t back down when hospitals and their insurers fight back, and we don’t take no for an answer when our clients deserve compensation for their negligence-related injuries and illnesses. We don’t settle for less than victims are worth. If our clients get a settlement offer that isn’t enough to cover their medical bills and lost wages, we keep pushing until they get a check that’s fair for what they’ve gone through.

Don’t trust just any law firm with your medical malpractice claim. When we take on malpractice cases, we know that there will be plenty of resistance on the other side, but we’re not afraid to fight for our clients’ rights to compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice Claims Can Be Difficult to Prove Without a Lawyer

by Staff Blogger | August 5th, 2019

Whether it’s your family doctor, a specialist, or a surgeon, you trust the medical professionals who are treating you to do everything in their power to help you get better. But medical providers make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes are due to negligence. When that happens, their patients may be seriously injured or become ill, and they may have grounds for medical malpractice claims.

The costs associated with medical malpractice can be enormous for affected patients. They may need even more medical care, including revision surgeries, to recover. And their poor health may mean they’re unable to work for an even longer time period—and that means no paychecks to cover their families’ living expenses.

Filing a medical malpractice claim should be cut and dry, especially when there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that a medical professional was negligent. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for victims to get the money they deserve, especially when they go it on their own. Healthcare professionals, clinics, and hospitals are well protected, and their insurance providers are often reluctant to pay victims the compensation they deserve.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk medical malpractice attorneys know what you’re going through, and we know how the system works. When you contact us, we’ll build a claim for you that’s designed to get results. Trust our experience and our track record of success. Call today for a free consultation.

Hurt by a Medical Provider? Get a Lawyer to Level the Playing Field.

by Staff Blogger | May 27th, 2019

When you visit your doctor or check into the hospital for an illness or injury, you expect to receive care that’s designed to improve your health and your symptoms. But for many Americans, getting medical attention results in a worsening of their conditions due to negligent healthcare providers.

When doctors, surgeons, and other medical practitioners make mistakes due to carelessness, their patients may be able to file medical malpractice claims against them to recover compensation for their injury-related expenses. However, the healthcare industry is well protected against medical malpractice claims, and that can make it difficult for many patients, including those who were severely injured, to get the money they deserve.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience building and aggressively pursuing malpractice claims for innocent victims throughout Virginia. If you or someone you love was harmed by a healthcare provider or facility, you need experienced legal representation on your side as soon as possible. That’s because evidence can quickly disappear, and the hospital or healthcare facility may begin building its claim against you the day it finds out what happened.

Don’t risk your family’s financial future and your chance of getting closure for what happened to you. Call us today for a free consultation and to find out how we can help.

Hurt by a Medical Professional? You May Have a Medical Malpractice Claim.

by Staff Blogger | March 11th, 2019

Doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals swear to do no harm to their patients when they begin their careers. However, they’re human, and that means some of their patients may have poor outcomes—especially after procedures or treatments that are inherently risky. But when medical providers make serious mistakes due to negligence or carelessness, they can and should be held liable for the injuries, illnesses, and complications that their patients face.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk medical malpractice attorneys have helped many people whose health problems were worsened or weren’t effectively treated by the people who were supposed to help them feel better. If you or someone you love was harmed by a healthcare provider, it’s important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Health clinics and hospitals are often well-prepared for the possibility of medical malpractice claims, and the sooner we can begin building a claim for you, the better.

In addition, it can be difficult for patients to determine whether their poor outcomes are caused by medical malpractice. Our law firm knows how to collect evidence and interview expert witnesses to find out the difference. Medical mistakes can cost victims for years to come due to additional medical bills and lost wages. Don’t accept what happened to you without speaking to a lawyer—call us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.