Medical Malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider fails to treat a patient--as other similar doctors or healthcare providers would--and the patient is injured
A Harvard Medical Practice Study concluded that, nationwide, medical malpractice kills more than 80,000 Americans a year...and injures hundreds of thousands more. And these figures undercount the total incidence of malpractice, because the study only considered 'in-hospital' negligence, and did not include clinics or private practices.
Of all patients who are injured through malpractice...only 1 in 10 brings a claim
The prospect of a medical malpractice lawsuit may seem overwhelming, since most victims typically have limited medical knowledge...especially as it relates to the law.
Sickels, Frei and Mims attorneys have won numerous Medical Malpractice cases since 1970
We are proud to have fought and won suits on behalf of many injured patients, which have provided millions of dollars to our clients and their families to help replace lost wages, pay medical bills, and obtain compensation for personal losses, such as pain, disfigurement, and disability. We've also worked for legislation to make medical malpractice laws more fair to patients, and to hold healthcare professionals accountable...including having their professional licenses revoked.
At Sickels, Frei and Mims, we believe that legal limits to malpractice claims are grossly unfair...
As of June 1, 2008, the limit by law in Virginia is $2 million, regardless of the injury, lost income and medical expenses. For example, a child could be injured and rendered a quadriplegic and incur millions in medical bills and future costs to care for him, yet the law limits the recovery to the cap - far less than the actual expenses.
...and this motivates us to seek the best resolution possible for each of our clients
Click here for just a few examples of how Sickels, Frei and Mims has helped victims of medical malpractice:
- $1.34 million for Brain Injury from Diagnostic Test.
- $1.245 million for Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer.
- $1 million for Failure to Diagnose Bone Cancer.
Have you or a member of your family been injured as a result of medical malpractice?
If so...you may be unsure if it's a case of malpractice or is actionable. Take this first step to find out:
Contact Us to schedule an initial consultation.