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Medical Malpractice in West Virginia

Doctors in West Virginia—and across the country—take an oath to do no harm to a patient. But mistakes sometimes happen, leaving a patient in a more dire condition than when he or she sought treatment. If a doctor's mistake violates the standards of good medical practice, then the patient may be able to recover money through a personal injury lawsuit. Contact a local medical malpractice attorney to see if you have a viable claim.

Fundamentals of W.V. Medical Malpractice Law

Medical malpractice involves more than simply making a mistake. It can include:

  • Failing to properly diagnose a disease or health condition
  • Delayed treatment of a disease or health condition
  • Inappropropriate treatment of a disease or health condition

To have a viable medical malpractice lawsuit, your med mal lawyer must demonstrate not only that the doctor made a mistake in treating you, but also that you were harmed as a result of that mistake.

Under West Virginia medical malpractice laws, you must file your medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of your injury or within two years of the date you should have known about your injury.

West Virginia laws also cap the amount of money a medical malpractice victim may recover in damages, or compensation for their injuries. The limits are adjusted periodically for inflation; your attorneys can provide you with the current West Virginia medical malpractice damages limits.

Find & Hire Local West Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The clock is ticking if you want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in West Virginia, and you need to hire a medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible. Attorneys.com can help you locate a lawyer in your area. Fill out the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222. Our free service will quickly match you with med mal lawyers in your area.

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