The phrase "malpractice" generally means an event in which a professional failed to exercise the appropriate standard of professional care.
It is always important to remember that the great majority of medical professionals are highly competent and conscientious. Most things that laymen think are malpractice simply are not.
Poor outcomes do not equal malpractice. Unfortunately, however, errors are occurring at an alarming rate. A recent study from a very respected medical organization estimates that over 40,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors.
If you believe that you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, or you have lost a loved one as a result of medical malpractice, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. It typically takes a relatively long time for a law office to analyze a medical malpractice case. As a result, you should generally hire an attorney immediately upon becoming aware of the malpractice.
Experienced Representation for Medical Malpractice Victims
Mr. Shoemaker has over 22 years of experience as a trial attorney and is a partner in the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. ("PWHD"), based in Virginia. Mr. Shoemaker, his partners and associates are available for representation nationwide.
If you think you have been injured as a result of malpractice, we encourage you to fill out the form on this page or call 757-223-4580 today. One of our paralegals will review the facts of your case with you, and then Mr. Shoemaker will call you and discuss your case free of charge*.