West Virginia medical mistakes attorneys

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor improperly diagnoses or treats a medical condition which results in injury or death to a patient. According to a recent report, more than 98,000 people die each year from medical mistakes. According to the Journal Of Patient Safety, there is an epidemic of medical malpractice happening today with hundreds of thousands of people suffering injuries each year.

However, simply because the patient experienced a poor result or even death does not automatically mean that there was malpractice on the part of the doctor and/or the hospital. The majority of these cases involve complex medical issues which must be thoroughly evaluated by medical specialists. That is why at Harvit & Schwartz, L.C., we retain top medical specialists to review your case.

As with all legal claims, there are laws that govern the amount of time you have after the injury or death occurred to file a lawsuit. These laws are called statutes of limitations. A lawsuit filed after the statute of limitations has passed will most likely not be permitted to go to court.

Because of the statute of limitations, it is important to consult an experienced and qualified attorney as soon as possible if you believe that you or a loved one have been the victim of a medical mistake.

If you or your loved one received an injury, or your loved one died, due to an improper diagnosis from a medical professional, call us at (304) 343-4100 or email us for a free consultation.