Virginians have likely heard the term medical malpractice, whether on the news or in conversation, and they may be able to identify an obvious case of medical malpractice, such as when a doctor performs a wrong-site surgery or makes a fatal medical error.
It is a parent's job to protect his or her child. It is a hard job, though, and sometimes parents in Virginia may not know how best to keep children safe. When a child has suffered a head injury, it is important that parents and other caregivers are on the lookout for possible signs of a serious brain injury.
Following a serious collision with a truck, a Virginia resident may be unsure where to turn, and what to do. He or she may be dealing with serious injuries after being slammed into by an 18 wheeler and wondering who is legally responsible for the accident. In some situations, the trucking company may be legally liable.
Virginia patients may anticipate that a physician will provide a medical diagnosis when they seek treatment. A patient may even consider the possibility that a physician may not provide the correct treatment because of a failure to diagnose, incorrectly telling him that nothing is wrong. Virginia patients likely do not expect an overdiagnosis, however. Nevertheless, overdiagnoses are becoming more prevalent in the medical field.