Norfolk Medical Malpractice Lawyer
A medical injury can impact your life for decades to come. Hold the responsible Norfolk doctor or hospital accountable with a medical malpractice lawyer.
Most people expect a high level of quality care from their doctors when they’re ill. Unfortunately, many people suffer pain, trauma, and high expenses because of a doctor’s carelessness.
If you suffered a serious medical injury because your doctor or a hospital was negligent, you may have grounds to contact a Norfolk medical malpractice lawyer. Your attorney at Halperin Law Center can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
When Can I Sue for a Norfolk Medical Injury?
When you enter the hospital or a doctor’s office, you expect to walk out with improved health and wellbeing. But your condition may be worse because your doctor was careless. If you’ve suffered like this, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the at-fault hospital or doctor group.
But you can’t sue just because you’re sick. Your medical malpractice lawyer will need to prove your doctor was negligent with your safety. For example, if your Norfolk doctor treated you for a condition based on your test results and did all they could do, you may not have grounds to sue. But if your doctor ignored test results and symptoms, only for your condition to worsen, you may need to speak with a lawyer.
Let’s say you’re suffering from severe abdominal pain. A careless doctor may assume you have a stomach virus or abdominal cramping, when the reality may be severe illness or injury, like internal organ damage or appendicitis. Without treatment, your condition may worsen, which may be your doctor’s fault.
Compensation for Norfolk Medical Malpractice Victims
When you’ve suffered a medical injury or a worsening illness because of your doctor, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. But what is your claim worth? Without the tools your medical malpractice lawyer can provide, it’s easy to accept a low settlement that doesn’t cover all your losses.
Your damages should cover both the financial and non-financial aspects of your injuries and illness. Your economic damages should reimburse you for the costs of your injury or illness. For example, if you need a second surgery after your doctor left medical tools inside your body, your compensation should cover those costs.
But your non-economic damages are just as important. These intangible types of suffering, like anguish or pain, may not be financial in nature, but you may still be owed compensation. You suffered unduly, and the at-fault party should pay for that suffering.
If you’ve suffered a medical injury, your Norfolk malpractice lawyer can help you seek compensation for the following damages, and more:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Household accommodations, like wheelchair ramps
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Get Help with a Norfolk Medical Negligence Lawyer
When a Norfolk health professional is careless with your safety, it can impact more than your health—it can impact your finances, your loved one, and your future. But you don’t have to accept that fate. You can work with a Norfolk medical malpractice lawyer to get answers before you go to court. At the Halperin Law Center, we offer free consultations to those in need of answers before you go to court. Reach out to our team by calling 804-527-0100 or by completing the online contact form below.