What To Do When You Are a Med Mal Victim

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2017 | Medical Malpractice |

If you have been injured by a medical care provider, you should contact a Virginia attorney as soon as possible. Virginia imposes some strict regulations on medical malpractice lawsuits, including but not limited to a cap on how much you can sue for and a statute of limitations.

Statute of Limitations

Virginia has a statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits. Thus, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as you learn of malpractice by your medical provider or your loved one’s medical provider. Cranwell & Moore, P.L.C. will be able to tell you what the statute of limitations is for your particular case. You have two years to sue for most incidents; however, under certain circumstances you have more time.

Because you will need to recount your experience, you should file your action as soon as possible, instead of waiting for the last possible minute. The fresher the incident, the more you’ll remember about it.

Prepping for Your Lawsuit

Even before you come in for your initial consultation, you may want to start gathering documents and writing things down. Make an outline of what you remember happening. You’ll be able to go back to it as you remember additional information. Depending on the extent of the injury or loss, this could be a stressful and trying time for you and your family. As you remember incidents and conversations, write them down. Arrange the thoughts in chronological order.

Most of your documents are going to be medical records. Put together what you have. If you can’t get all of the records pertaining to the incident, we will request those records for you. Records should include any records you might have from another medical provider that ran labs or tests, or that repaired the initial damage.

Contact Cranwell & Moore, P.L.C.

Regardless of your financial situation, contact Roanoke, Virginia medical malpractice attorneys at Cranwell & Moore, P.L.C. Schedule a consultation so that we may get started on getting you compensation for medical bills and compensation for your losses, including the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. Keep in mind that you have a certain amount of time to bring a lawsuit, so it is pertinent that you contact our office as soon as you learn of or suspect medical malpractice in by a Virginia medical provider.