Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Claims Can Be Difficult to Prove Without a Lawyer

by actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 actuate | 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 for a free consultation.