Medical Malpractice

Don’t Be Afraid to File a Medical Malpractice Claim Against Your Doctor

Many people have close relationships with their doctors. It’s common for people to find a doctor they like and stick with them for many years or even decades. But your relationship with your doctor is only as good as the care they provide you. If your doctor harms you because they were negligent, you should pursue a medical malpractice claim against them.

There are two important reasons for doing so:

  1. First, filing a medical malpractice claim means getting much-needed compensation for incoming medical bills and lost wages. Many people who are injured by medical malpractice need extra medical care, and they often have to pay for it out of pocket. They also may be too hurt to work, which means no paychecks. Medical malpractice claims can compensate victims for both.
  2. Second, filing a medical malpractice claim can serve as a “wakeup call” for your doctor without directly impacting his or her career. Medical malpractice claims aren’t vindictive or rare. In fact, most doctors are sued for medical malpractice at least once in their careers. That’s why medical malpractice insurance is a requirement for many doctors. Even if they are proven to have committed malpractice, doctors rarely pay out of pocket or lose their licenses.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke medical malpractice lawyers know how complex medical malpractice claims can be both legally and emotionally. It’s not easy to point your finger at your doctor and accuse them of seriously harming you. But if you don’t speak up, you’ll be left fronting the bill for your added medical costs all by yourself.

Contact us today for a free consultation.