Medical Malpractice Can Occur When Doctors Don’t Use Common Sense
By James Lewis, Virginia (VA) Medical Malpractice Attorney
When we go to the hospital, we put our lives in the hands of doctors and nurses. We expect the health care providers to be knowledgeable and to use their knowledge to save our lives. A man is now dead in Virginia from blood loss during heart surgery. He was already suffering from a mortal artery injury – a complication that should have been recognized as dangerous — when his doctor prescribed him a medication that led to his demise.
About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.