If a doctor made a mistake during your treatment, or if your condition was misdiagnosed, and you were injured as a result of the mistake, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. We expect appropriate conduct from the doctors, nurses, and other professionals we put our lives into the hands of, but unfortunately, not all medical professionals take their duty to their patients seriously. Negligence doesn’t just happen on the roadway – it can happen in doctors’ offices and hospitals as well. Medical errors have become widespread in the United States. A recent, blockbuster Johns Hopkins study shows that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in this country, only surpassed by heart disease and cancer.
The complexity of medical malpractice cases makes it essential to have a lawyer on your side. Proving that a health care professional provided sub-standard care is difficult, and most states (including Virginia) have placed a number of procedural hoops in the path of medical malpractice plaintiffs, in an effort to discourage the filing of frivolous claims. Medical malpractice cases require an experienced medical malpractice attorney like James B. Feinman to properly handle your situation.
Unlike other types of personal injury cases, the facts necessary to prove your medical malpractice case are based on medical records and testimony of medical experts. Your attorney must understand the facts of medicine and the law to effectively prepare expert medical witnesses whose testimony is necessary for any successful medical malpractice or negligence case.
Ultimately, your attorney must explain the medical and legal issues to the jury and judge to recover the best settlement or verdict. If you want to receive the largest settlement possible, you must have an attorney who has both the experience and track record to represent your case.
Medical malpractice lawsuits differ from other personal injury cases because they involve two intertwining areas of expertise: law and medicine. These cases are inherently complex and require the attention and skill of an attorney who is well-versed in both of these areas. The attorney you choose should:
• Have a firm understanding of medicine
• Be able to navigate through a complex medical record
• Know which experts to consult
• Know which questions to ask
• Be able to anticipate the tactics of the doctor’s team of lawyers
Healthcare professionals will likely have defended against malpractice claims before; therefore, it is important for potential claimants to choose an attorney who has previously litigated malpractice claims. Having an attorney who can anticipate the tactics employed by a healthcare professional to rebut or negate your claims can be a key factor in the outcome of your case.
James B. Feinman has handled medical malpractice lawsuits for decades and will use his decades of experience to anticipate the strategies used by the defense. His strength lays not only in our courtroom and negotiation strategies, but also the resources and connections he has made over the years of experience.
Attorney Feinman has compiled a track record of results helping medical malpractice victims recover compensation for their injuries. While each case is different, we have recovered multi-million dollar results for our clients, including a $4 million verdict for a family after their doctor’s missed diagnosis caused severe injuries to his leg and foot, resulting in an amputation.
We are on your side throughout the entire medical malpractice claim process and will make sure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your injuries. We aim to maximize your compensation so you can heal without worry.
Unlike many law firms, we answer our own phones and you will always be able to speak with someone at our firm who is knowledgeable about your case. We won’t make you jump through hoops to understand what’s going on. We know that this is likely your first experience dealing with the medical malpractice process, and we want to make this as simple and straightforward as possible. Call Attorney Feinman at 1-800-525-5060 or fill out our free consultation form.
You should also know that we do not get paid unless you win. This means that you don’t owe us a cent unless your case settles or goes to verdict in trial. We know that the last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for an experienced car accident attorney when you are juggling medical bills, car repairs, time off work, and much more.
Our office is 100% committed to helping our clients. We also believe that our credentials and recommendations from third-party organizations point to our success and build trust in our work. Call Attorney Feinman at 1-800-525-5060 or fill out our free consultation form.