Under Virginia’s law, those in Fredericksburg affected by medical negligence can recover financial compensation to cover the costs associated with medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Our team at Tronfeld West & Durrett, rooted in over five decades of experience across Virginia, specializes in bringing both relief and results to victims of medical negligence. By choosing to work with us, you can rest assured you’re gaining a team of advocates who are committed to restoring your life’s balance and securing the justice you rightfully deserve.

Victim of Medical Negligence in Fredericksburg? Our Legal Team Can Provide Help: Free Consultation Available

After suffering from medical negligence, we know it can be overwhelming to think about pursuing legal action. After all, in Virginia, medical malpractice constitutes an entire legal field on its own, so it’s essential to seek legal guidance from a qualified attorney. Specifically, our personal injury lawyers in Fredericksburg help streamline the legal process by offering:

  1. Thorough case evaluation: We start with a detailed assessment of your case to understand all details and gather the necessary evidence.
  2. Legal strategy development: Then, we tailor a strategy that aligns with the specifics of your situation, intending to secure the maximum compensation possible.
  3. Negotiation with medical providers and insurance companies: We handle all communications with involved parties, striving to achieve a fair settlement without needing a trial.
  4. Expert representation: However, if a trial becomes necessary, we’re prepared to present your case in court and defend your interests before a judge and jury.

Having a lawyer by your side will significantly ease the burden when pursuing legal action for medical malpractice. To learn more about your legal options, we offer a free consultation, where you can discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers.

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Medical Malpractice Cases We Frequently Handle

Medical malpractice can manifest in various forms. Over the years, we’ve handled cases involving: 

  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
  • Improper treatment
  • Prescription medication errors
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

When handling cases of medical malpractice, we work to determine the root cause, collect and analyze all relevant evidence, consult with medical professionals to understand the standard of care in your case and how it was breached, and negotiate with insurance companies to secure a fair settlement or prepare your case for trial if necessary.

This structured approach earned us a reputation for securing substantial compensation amounts for injured individuals, including a recent $10 million settlement for a medical malpractice case of untreated acute kidney failure. For the second year in a row, this was the largest jury verdict in Virginia.

Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

Misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis is a form of medical negligence that leads to a lack of necessary medical treatment, resulting in worsening existing conditions or creating new health issues. Some commonly misdiagnosed conditions include:

  • Cancer (various types)
  • Heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders

If you suspect your medical condition was misdiagnosed, reach out to us. The lawyers at Tronfeld West & Durrett are equipped to analyze your case and determine the best course of action to support your claim.

What is Considered Legal Malpractice in Virginia?

Overall, medical malpractice includes a range of errors made by healthcare providers that harm patients. Technically and according to Virginia Code § 8.01-581.1, malpractice refers to personal injury or wrongful death resulting from negligent health care or services that weren’t provided when they should’ve been.

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Potential Financial Recovery After Medical Malpractice: We Can Help You File a Claim

In Virginia, the total amount recoverable for any injury to, or death of, a patient in a medical malpractice case is capped at $2.60 million, as stated in Virginia Code § 8.01-581.15. This cap includes all forms of damages, which can be classified as:

Medical Expenses

You can claim reimbursement for all medical costs (past, present, and anticipated) related to your malpractice injury. For example, this coverage includes hospital stays, medications, rehabilitation services, and any specialized medical equipment you need for recovery.

Lost Wages

You can seek compensation for wages lost during your recovery period and future earnings lost due to prolonged health complications or disabilities resulting from the malpractice.

Pain and Suffering

It’s possible to claim for the physical pain and emotional distress malpractice causes. The emotional impact can be vast, including anxiety, depression, and a decreased quality of life, among other symptoms, all of which warrant compensation.

Funeral Expenses in Wrongful Death Cases

If malpractice leads to death, the surviving family members can claim the costs associated with funeral arrangements and burial.

Permanent Disfigurement or Permanent Disability

You can receive compensation for long-term impacts such as scarring, loss of limb functionality, or other permanent disabilities that affect your ability to lead a normal life and earn a living.

Punitive Damages

Courts award punitive damages in cases of egregious negligence to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar future conduct.

As stated earlier, our team of lawyers uses a structured approach to assess and compile a comprehensive claim to cover all applicable areas of damage, enabling you to focus on healing while we handle the legal aspects of the process.

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Evaluating the Possible Long-Term Effects and Repercussions for Your Claim

Understanding the full impact of medical malpractice involves looking beyond the immediate injuries. We consider all long-term repercussions when building your case: physical, emotional, and financial. Especially in the case of catastrophic injuries, this includes the impact on the victim’s quality of life, their ability to work, and the monetary burden on the family.

The Process of Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Fredericksburg

  1. Case review: This initial screening call allows us to assess your case against medical and legal standards to determine viability. Also, we’ll advise the best course of action to pursue compensation.
  2. Investigation: We’ll gather evidence, consult medical experts, and analyze all relevant evidence to build a strong case.
  3. Filing the claim: Involves officially preparing and filing the necessary legal documents to initiate the claim in court.
  4. Solving the case: At this stage, we’ll first attempt to settle before trial by negotiating with insurance companies. If this isn’t possible, we’ll prepare and present your case in court to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve.

Why Should You Trust Tronfeld West & Durrett Law Firm with Your Medical Malpractice Claim in Fredericksburg?

At Tronfeld West & Durrett, we blend 50+ years of legal experience with a commitment to making the legal process as stress-free as possible for you. Moreover, our contingency fee structure means we only get paid if we win your case, which motivates us to seek the best possible outcome and demonstrates our confidence in our ability to secure favorable results.

If you’re a victim of medical malpractice in Fredericksburg, we invite you to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal options. Contact us today to secure the compensation you deserve!

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