Medical Malpractice in the Mid-Ohio Valley
and North-Central Regions of West Virginia

You Can Trust Attorney David A. Sims to Protect Your Rights

Medical malpractice is said to exist when a medical professional either neglects his duty to provide appropriate medical care or acts in an inappropriate manner that goes against standard medical operating procedures. If you or a loved one have been injured or died as a result of medical malpractice in the Mid-Ohio Valley and North-Central regions of West Virginia, you can trust Attorney David A. Sims to protect your rights and secure your claim or lawsuit to the financial compensation that you are entitled to under West Virginia law.

Negligence occurs when: The duty of the medical professional to provide the patient with care (the doctor-patient relationship) is breached (reasonable care such as would be provided by his peers is not provided), which then results in injury (directly resultant from the breach of care), through which the victim/caretaker suffers damages (medical bills, pain, financial loss, death, etc.).

Gross negligence is similar to negligence, except that the action (the breach of duty) taken would be so obviously wrong as to be evident to any person (i.e. a case in which a surgeon removed a healthy eye instead of a cancerous eye).

Delay or Failure to Diagnose or Treat a Condition;
Medical Negligence, Errors, and Injuries

Medical malpractice can include damages, injuries, or death as a result of:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Delay in Treating a Diagnosed Disease or Conditions
  • Failure to Diagnose a Disease or Condition
  • Infant Deaths
  • Medical Negligence
  • Misdiagnosis of a Disease or Condition
  • Nursing Abuse & Negligence
  • Nursing Errors
  • Surgery Errors
  • Surgical Injuries
  • Surgical Instruments

Any licensed health care provider can be held responsible for medical malpractice, including:

  • Counselors/Psychotherapists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychiatrists/Psychologists
  • Surgeons
In West Virginia, there are caps on the amount of non-economic compensation that a victim of medical malpractice may receive. These amounts vary by year, but are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range. There are no caps on actual economic damaged suffered as a result of the medical malpractice. There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a claim for compensation following an incident of medical malpractice (or two years from the time that the malpractice was detected).

If you or your loved one have experienced a serious injury or death as a result of medical malpractice, you can trust Attorney David A. Sims to fight to defend your right to receive full, fair compensation for your medical malpractice injury or wrongful death claim:
(304) 428-5291.