October 31st, 2022
Medical malpractice isn’t always a case involving a doctor or surgeon who made a negligent mistake and injured or harmed a patient. It also frequently involves a patient being harmed by a healthcare clinic or hospital’s negligence. And while a specific employee, such as a nurse, physical therapist, or physician assistant may be the person who made the mistake, the organization they work for may be held liable—not the individual healthcare worker.
However, suing organizations for medical malpractice isn’t always easy. Just as doctors and surgeons have malpractice insurance to protect them from lawsuits, so too do healthcare clinics and hospitals. In fact, the amount of coverage they have—and the legal protection they’re afforded—is often much greater than what doctors and surgeons have access to.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know the challenges involved with suing negligent clinics and hospitals, but we also know how to win those cases. We work hard to help our clients and their families get the compensation they’re owed, even if it means going up against multi-billion-dollar hospital systems that are armed with big legal teams and uncooperative insurers.
If you suspect that your or your loved one’s preventable injury or illness was caused because of a negligent healthcare clinic or hospital, we want to hear from you. Contact our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation.
June 20th, 2022
Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury law that isn’t always clearly defined or determined. It’s common for patients to receive care from doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers, and to later find out that their treatments either didn’t work or made their health worse. Every treatment and procedure has risks, and bad outcomes don’t always mean malpractice occurred.
However, many poor outcomes are the result of malpractice. Unfortunately, patients may be misled by their healthcare providers into thinking that their bad outcomes are a known risk, when they are actually due to negligence or carelessness. And because most patients have no medical training or education, they are forced to take their healthcare providers’ word for it.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we offer free consultation for injured victims specifically to allow people to tell us their stories without worrying about expensive fees. That means that if you or someone you love suspects you’re a victim of malpractice, we’re here to listen to your story and determine if you have a case. If we believe you do have a case, you can move forward with our firm, or you can choose another firm. There’s no obligation to hire after our free consultations.
If you decide to hire our firm, know that you’ll also never a see a bill unless we win your claim. We know you’re dealing with enough financial woes already, especially if you need revisionary treatments to correct the injuries the healthcare provider may have caused. Contact our Virginia medial malpractice lawyers today to find out how we can help you with your claim.
December 20th, 2021
The last thing you expect to happen after taking a prescription drug is getting worse or even developing new health problems. But that’s an unfortunate reality for many Americans every year.
And while many drug injuries are because drugs are inherently dangerous, there are other factors at play in these situations as well. And because other parties are liable for those factors, that means victims can sue different people and parties after drug injuries.
Potentially liable parties after drug injuries include:
Drug companies are responsible for designing drugs that are safe and effective and then properly testing them before releasing them to the market. They must also disclose all side effects and adverse events while seeking approval. Unfortunately, some drug companies hide that information to help their drugs make it to market.
Doctors are responsible for quickly and accurately diagnosing and treating their patients, and that includes prescribing them the right medication. But it’s not enough to pick the right medication—it must also be the right dosage and avoid possible interactions with other drugs patients are taking.
Pharmacies are responsible for filling prescriptions written by doctors, and they must do so accurately. When pharmacies give patients the wrong dosage or even the wrong medication altogether, not only can those patients quickly get worse, but they may develop unnecessary side effects, complications, and injuries.
If you suspect that you or someone you love suffered a drug injury because of someone’s negligence, we’re here to help. Contact the Virginia drug injury attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.
September 27th, 2021
Medical malpractice is more common than you might think. A study published in 2018 suggested that medical error causes around 10% of all deaths in the U.S.! Although that figure has been contested, it’s still important for people to be aware of the fact that medical errors resulting in serious injuries, illnesses, and deaths are a possibility every time they’re treated or operated on.
Unfortunately, many victims of medical malpractice feel they have no recourse afterward. That’s because hospitals and doctors frequently deny responsibility or suggest that the bad outcomes were unavoidable. And to make matters worse, healthcare providers and facilities are extremely well protected from medical malpractice claims.
Trying to get compensation on your own can be extremely difficult. Even having a lawyer on your side is no guarantee, especially when the lawyer doesn’t have much experience or a track record of success winning medical malpractice claims. But at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know exactly what it takes to get good outcomes for our clients.
Our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers know how doctors and hospitals insulate themselves from medical malpractice claims and how they dissuade injured patients from pursuing claims. When you contact us, our legal team will work hard to prove you were injured or your health worsened as a result of malpractice, and then we’ll fight to get you paid in full. Contact us today for a free consultation.
May 24th, 2021
Medicine is an inexact science. It’s up to doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers to do their best to properly diagnose and treat patients. But they don’t always succeed, and sometimes patients have bad outcomes.
Not every bad outcome or worsening of health is considered medical malpractice, but some are. Of course, your doctor or hospital will never admit to medical malpractice on their own. Instead, it’s up to you to prove that it happened. But doing so without an experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyer on your side can be extremely difficult.
Our legal team knows medical malpractice as soon as we see it. But we also know that in order to see it, we must collect plenty of evidence and review all the facts. Many times, that evidence and those facts are purposely obscured by healthcare providers. After all, the last thing they want is to be held accountable for bad outcomes caused by negligence.
When you call Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ll listen to your story and begin investigating what happened. Then, we’ll determine exactly when and where your care didn’t reach the standards it should have. Finally, we’ll calculate how the medical malpractice has affected your life and will continue to affect it financially, physically, and emotionally.
We don’t let our clients get pushed around by negligent healthcare providers and their insurers, and we won’t let it happen to you, either. Contact us today for a free consultation. You’ve been through a lot, and you deserve maximum compensation.
February 22nd, 2021
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we help people harmed by defective and dangerous prescription and over-the-counter medications get compensation by filing claims against their manufacturers. But sometimes, people get seriously injured by drugs that aren’t considered defective or dangerous. When that happens, victims may be able to file claims against their doctors via medical malpractice lawsuits.
Only doctors and a few other medical personnel can write prescriptions. When they do so, they must pay close attention to their patients’ conditions, weight, and other medications and supplements that they take. All of those factors play a major role in determining both how safe and effective their prescribed medications will be when they take them.
Unfortunately, healthcare providers don’t always take the necessary precautions and required steps when prescribing medications. That can put their patients’ health and even their lives in danger. And when their oversight results in a serious injury, illness, or death, those providers can and should be held liable for the losses that their patients and their patients’ families endure.
Medical malpractice claims aren’t easy to win, and they require the assistance of experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyers. Our legal team has built many medical malpractice claims for injured victims throughout the state, and we know what it takes to win.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a prescription medication error, contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll collect proof that shows your doctor failed to take the necessary precautions and demand full compensation for you and your loved ones.
November 9th, 2020
If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you worry about their wellbeing every day. You may have heard stories of residents being abused or neglected, which often results in serious injuries and worsening health. And sometimes, the mistreatment goes beyond abuse and neglect and becomes actual medical malpractice, which can put residents’ lives at risk.
When does medical malpractice happen in nursing homes? There are several scenarios when it can occur, including:
- Prescription drug errors—When residents get the wrong medications, get the wrong dosages of medications, or don’t get their medications at all, they can suffer serious health problems and even die. When that happens, nursing homes can be held liable for medical malpractice.
- Misdiagnosis—Nursing homes typically have doctors on staff who evaluate residents when needed. Because many residents are elderly and vulnerable, it’s important for them to receive prompt and accurate diagnoses. When that doesn’t happen, they can decline in health quickly.
- Failure to escalate care—Nursing homes are often limited in the level of care they can provide to residents. Many residents need to be moved to more capable facilities or hospitals to receive scans, surgery, and other treatments. When that doesn’t happen, their health can worsen.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we investigate all nursing home abuse claims for evidence of wrongdoing and other failures of responsibility. And when we find medical malpractice, we don’t hesitate to include it in our compensation claims. Contact our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation.
June 15th, 2020
All personal injury claims have a large burden of proof on injured victims. In most cases, claims go against insurance companies—which are well-known for reporting huge annual profits. If they were paying out all the compensation claims they receive, they would quickly go bankrupt. Instead, they’ve found ways to reduce or deny claims by forcing victims to come up with mountains of evidence, and even that’s not always enough!
Medical malpractice claims are similar in that the burden of proof is extremely high. To make matters worse, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are often well protected against medical malpractice claims. They fight back viciously when sick or injured patients accuse them of negligence and carelessness, even when those patients clearly suffered at the hands of healthcare professionals.
Many law firms help victims only to make a quick buck. They want to turn over cases as quickly as possible, and medical malpractice claims typically require patience, experience, and tenacity. Those are the qualities we bring to every claim we handle, which is why we don’t back down from medical malpractice claims. It’s our goal to help injured victims throughout Virginia, including those who were injured by doctors, surgeons, and other providers.
We believe that victims shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket simply because their claims will be tough to win. Our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers don’t back down from a challenge, and we’re always in it to win. Contact us today for a free consultation and to find out how we can help.
March 30th, 2020
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to help people get compensation after they’ve been harmed by negligent doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare providers. However, it’s important for victims to know that medical malpractice claims require extensive proof to be successful. In addition, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities are typically well-prepared for medical malpractice claims, and they’re ready to push back when patients file complaints against them.
Successful claims require proving four important facts:
- You had an established doctor to patient relationship—First, you (or your attorney) must prove that the doctor or healthcare provider who harmed you was indeed assigned to treat you specifically.
- The doctor was negligent—Poor outcomes don’t always mean negligence occurred. There must be concrete proof that shows the healthcare provider was negligent while treating you.
- The negligence resulted in your injury—Negligence alone isn’t always enough for a medical malpractice claim. The negligence must also have contributed to an injury, illness, or complications.
- The injury led to verifiable damages—When it comes to personal injury claims, damages refer to things such as physical, mental, and emotional pain, medical bills, and lost paychecks.
If you believe you were harmed by a medical professional due to negligence, our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers want to speak with you. We’ll investigate your claim and determine if the criteria above can be proven. If it can, we’ll move forward with your case and work hard to get you maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.
December 16th, 2019
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we appreciate the skill, expertise, and years of education that healthcare providers must obtain to be able to provide high-quality care to their patients. We also know that even the best and most well-trained medical professionals are human and that mistakes happen—some of which can result in poor outcomes for patients. But we also know that some mistakes are due to negligence, and when that happens, we believe those providers should be held accountable.
However, getting compensation for negligence-based medical errors isn’t easy. Healthcare providers, hospitals, and clinics are well protected from such claims, and getting favorable outcomes for malpractice victims requires plenty of evidence, patience, and tenacity. Our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers have years of successful malpractice claims in our history, and we know exactly what it takes to win.
We don’t back down when hospitals and their insurers fight back, and we don’t take no for an answer when our clients deserve compensation for their negligence-related injuries and illnesses. We don’t settle for less than victims are worth. If our clients get a settlement offer that isn’t enough to cover their medical bills and lost wages, we keep pushing until they get a check that’s fair for what they’ve gone through.
Don’t trust just any law firm with your medical malpractice claim. When we take on malpractice cases, we know that there will be plenty of resistance on the other side, but we’re not afraid to fight for our clients’ rights to compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.