Medical Malpractice Attorney
Attorneys representing Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke & nearby areas of Virginia
When we are injured or sick, we put our lives into the hands of doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. We trust them to live up to the highest standards of medical care when diagnosing and treating our loved ones and ourselves. After all, the adage “above all, do no harm” is a fundamental part of the Hippocratic Oath.
Unfortunately, doctors can and do make mistakes. In fact, preventable medical mistakes injure or kill over 100,000 people a year – more than car accidents.
At Kalfus & Nachman, we are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable when their actions harm a patient. Call us at (800) 361-0430 to discuss a claim with one of our experienced Norfolk medical malpractice attorneys.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Medication errors
Anytime a medical mistake leads to a serious injury or illness, the patient has a right to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice case.
Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death
If your loved one has died because of medical malpractice, our Newport News med mal lawyers can help you file an effective wrongful death case. We understand that no amount of money can make up for the pain of losing a family member, but a wrongful death case can help bring your family closure by ensuring the situation is fully investigated, and the responsible parties are held accountable.
Additionally, a wrongful death case can provide you with compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of future income, and other financial hardships you are facing in the aftermath of your loved one’s death.
The Link Between Fatigue and Medical Malpractice
Most people are aware that doctors work excessive hours, going without sleep for stretches of time, and working a high number of hours each week. Sometimes, doctors are “on-call,” a continuous hospital shift where the physician typically gets no opportunity to rest. One survey reported that 25% of physicians were on-call for over 80 hours per week. Despite new regulations restricting the number of hours a doctor can work without sleep, fatigue and sleep deprivation are still serious problems.
For more information about medical malpractice, please visit:
- Why Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
- Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
- Medical Malpractice FAQ
- Questions to Ask Your Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you suspect a doctor or other medical professional may have caused injury to you or a loved one, please contact Kalfus & Nachman today or call (800) 361-0430 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Newport News medical malpractice attorneys. We represent med mal victims throughout Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Newport News, Virginia.