Medical Malpractice

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.

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.