The Law Offices of Jennifer M. Wolfe offers aggressive medical malpractice representation in Parkersburg and Ravenswood. It is a trusted resource among victims of missed diagnosis, anesthesia errors, and several other forms of medical malpractice.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical negligence can occur in several settings and under a variety of circumstances — and it can be prompted by employees at all levels in the health care industry. The following are a few of the most common types of medical malpractice:
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Prescription errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Post-operative infections
- Improper monitoring of vital signs
The Statute of Limitations in West Virginia and the Importance of Meeting With a Parkersburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer
West Virginia has a statute of limitations of two years for all personal injury cases, including medical malpractice. This means that legal proceedings must commence within two years of the injury’s date or within two years of discovering an injury caused by negligence. Regardless of when the injury is discovered, plaintiffs cannot take legal action if over a decade has passed since the injury occurred. However, the statute of limitations may be tolled (or halted) if the health care provider is believed to have purposefully misrepresented or outright concealed material facts regarding the injury.
Regardless of the timing of your injury, it is in your best interest to seek the services of a Parkersburg medical malpractice attorney as soon as you suspect that your suffering is linked to somebody else’s negligence. The sooner you meet with an attorney, the less likely the statute of limitations is to get in your way. Your attorney can help you determine the appropriate timing for your case in order to secure the full remuneration you deserve.
Contact a Parkersburg Medical Malpractice Attorney
The Law Offices of Jennifer M. Wolfe handles a broad range of medical malpractice cases. Depending on the nature of your case, you could obtain multiple types of compensatory damages, including medical bills, emotional trauma, and loss of wages. In rare cases involving gross negligence and malicious intent, punitive damages are also available.
If you believe that negligence at a clinic, in the hospital, at a pharmacy, or in some other health care setting has resulted in physical or emotional suffering, contact The Law Offices of Jennifer M. Wolfe. Your suffering cannot be reversed, but it can be eased via a favorable outcome in court.