Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Clients in WV
Proudly Serving the Entire State of West Virginia
Malpractice Attorney David A. Sims Protects Your Rights
Medical malpractice exists 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 has an injury or has died as a result of medical malpractice in West Virginia, you can trust Medical Malpractice Attorney, David A. Sims, to protect your rights, secure your claim, and file your lawsuit for financial compensation. Call us today at (304) 428-5291, or toll free at (866) 534-6583 for an initial consultation.
When Does Medical Negligence Occur?
Negligence occurs when the medical professional breaches his duty to provide the patient with care. This is known as the doctor-patient relationship. The definition of medical negligence is any difference in reasonable care that a medical peer would provide. This lack of care results in injury as a direct result of this breach. A victim or caretaker may suffer damages, such as medical bills, pain, financial loss, death, etc.
Gross negligence is similar to negligence, except that the breach of duty would be so obviously wrong and 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
You need a medical malpractice attorney if damages, injuries, or death are a result of:
If you or a loved one falls under any of these categories, contact malpractice attorney David A. Sims today. We will listen to your case and fight for your compensation.
Who is Responsible for Medical Malpractice?
Any licensed health care provider can be held responsible for medical malpractice, including:
- Medical Doctors
- Physical Therapists
Do not suffer alone, and seek an experienced medical malpractice lawyer today. Malpractice attorney David A. Sims represents medical malpractice cases throughout the entire state of West Virginia.
File a Medical Malpractice Claim or Wrongful Death Claim Immediately
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 and range in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. There are no caps on actual economic damages suffered as a result of the medical malpractice. However, 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 occurred. If you or your loved one experienced a serious injury or death as a result of medical malpractice, trust Attorney David A. Sims to fight to defend your right to receive full, fair compensation. Contact us today for a consultation.