Leesburg Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Thoroughly Evaluating Malpractice Claims in Loudoun County
Medical malpractice is a complicated area of the law. Not every negligent act on the part of a doctor constitutes malpractice. The law in Virginia recognizes that we are human and we all make mistakes from time to time. However, when the standard of care you receive falls below acceptable standards in your community, you may have a claim for malpractice.
Alex Levay Attorneys, PLLC is the firm you will want by your side when pursuing a malpractice claim. We represent victims of medical malpractice throughout Northern Virginia. Because Attorney Levay’s father and grandfather were both physicians, he is sensitive to the distinction between errors that constitute medical malpractice, unavoidable complications, and mistakes that occur from time to time that are not malpractice.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your claim – call (703) 782-9777.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is care that falls short of the standard of care for the community where you received your treatment. The standard of care for a hospital in Virginia is different than it would be in a developing country.
Examples of malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose (or misdiagnosis of) illnesses such as cancer or stroke
- Not ordering appropriate tests or misinterpreting test results
- Surgical errors, such as performing surgery on the wrong limb or area of your body
- Leaving sponges or clamps in your body following surgery
- Hospital errors, such as mixing up your medical history or charts with those of another patient
- Releasing a patient prematurely, who then suffers complications due to his or her early discharge
People who do not have medical insurance often have no alternative but to receive treatment in an emergency room. Emergency rooms can be an environment where medical malpractice is more likely to occur when ER rooms are not adequately staffed to meet demands.
Retain a Skilled Attorney
Cultural and language barriers, as well as respect toward the medical profession, can make it difficult to discuss problems that occurred in the treatment of yourself or a loved one. One of the most important things a lawyer can do for you is to help you evaluate your case. At Alex Levay Attorneys, PLLC, our Leesburg medical malpractice attorneys have many years of experience in this area of law, as well as access to experts who can determine if you or your loved one was a victim of malpractice.
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