Medical Malpractice Attorneys serving Beckley, WV
What is Medical Malpractice in West Virginia?
Find medical malpractice attorneys serving Beckley, WV, by calling Bradford & Gray, PLLC. While medical malpractice refers to any injury caused by the negligence of a medical professional, West Virginia has specific laws. For instance, West Virginia does not mandate that physicians carry malpractice insurance. Physicians also do not have a Patient Compensation Fund like other states. While economic losses are not capped (medical expenses, loss of income, etc.), non-economic losses are.
Insurance companies cap claims for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment, and other aspects at $250,000. In cases involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death, the cap is $500,000. West Virginia has also issued a two-year statute of limitation for medical malpractice claims. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Call us today at (304) 255-5628 to speak with our attorneys.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in West Virginia
Building your medical malpractice claim requires testimony from an expert medical professional. It also requires evidence and other aspects that all play a big part in your case. In order to file a claim, your situation must meet the following criteria:
- Subpar standard of care or a violation of the standard of care
- Resulted in a non-proven injury
- Significant damages occurred
- Expert testimony from a medical professional
According to West Virginia Code Section 55-7B-7, medical experts who testify on the medical standard of care follow this rule. They must be “engaged or qualified in the same or substantially similar medical field as the defendant health care provider.” It is the duty of the court to determine what constitutes medical malpractice and what the claimant is entitled to. The attorneys at Bradford & Gray, PLLC in Beckley, WV, can provide you with the best case possible. Call (304) 255-5628 if you have been the victim of medical malpractice in southern West Virginia.
Serving Medical Malpractice Sufferers in Southern West Virginia
Based in Raleigh County, WV Bradford & Gray, PLLC serves medical malpractice sufferers in southern West Virginia. We make it our mission to provide our clients with reliable, compassionate attorney services for every case. Our service area covers a wide region throughout West Virginia, including all of the following locations: