Holding Doctors To A High Standard Of Care
When we entrust our health and well-being to a medical professional, we expect them to perform to a high standard of care. Of course, no one can do their job perfectly 100 percent of the time, but if a patient’s injury could have been avoided there should be consequences.
At Hoover Law PLLC in Barboursville, our reputation for success in complex cases is well-known across West Virginia and Kentucky. In fact, other firms often consult with attorney Jon D. Hoover in these cases because of his history of successful trials. Medical malpractice cases are tough, but we’re tougher.
Skilled Guidance In Complex Cases
To prove medical malpractice, a lawyer has to show that a medical professional failed to perform according to the standards of their profession. That evidence is compared to what someone with similar training and experience would have done. A medical malpractice case might be based on:
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescribing incorrect medication or inappropriate dosage
- Failing to warn a patient of risks or side effects
- Lack of informed consent for a procedure or treatment
The courts cap noneconomic damages (pain and suffering) in West Virginia medical malpractice cases at $250,000 unless the malpractice led to death or permanent injury — then the cap is raised to $500,000.
Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult in the area of personal injury. They often take a long time to resolve, require witness testimony and are fiercely resisted by insurance companies. But, at our firm, we will never try to talk you into settling for less than you deserve. If your case needs to go to trial, we’ll be ready.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to a medical procedure gone wrong, talk to a lawyer right away. In West Virginia, negligence by a medical professional is also often the basis of a wrongful death claim. Call 304-666-3531 or use our online contact form to arrange a consultation.