If you believe that you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should consider hiring an experienced medical malpractice attorney. The attorneys at Childress Law Firm will review your case, inform you of your legal rights, make recommendations and discuss your options with you.
In order to win a medical malpractice suit, our attorneys must prove two things:
- The medical professional or physician that was treating you or your loved one made a mistake.
- That mistake caused harm to you or your loved one that was receiving treatment.
According to Virginia law, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years of the date the injury was sustained. In the event that the victim is a child, the time to file is extended to 10 years.
Initially, for a medical malpractice case, your attorney attempts to negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant: However, we only settle a case at the direction of the client. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will recommend that our client file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations timeframe. If suit is not filed within this period, the client forfeits his or her right to sue for damages.
We serve Lynchburg City and its surrounding areas including the counties of Campbell, Pittsylvania, Appomattox, Bedford and Halifax. If you reside in any of these areas and believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact Childress Law Firm, PC at 434-535-4385 to schedule your consultation: Our office is located at 767 Village Highway in Rustburg, Virginia.