Hillsville Medical Malpractice Lawyer

 Shoddy medical care is an unfortunate reality in many doctor’s offices and hospitals in Virginia. Patients arrive for treatment with the expectation of being healed, only to end up with new injuries and pain. Even worse, their original medical condition could deteriorate even further, resulting in disabilities and possibly death.


Doctors receive years of training to provide competent, timely care to patients, and hospitals are heavily regulated by the state and federal government, so they should provide superior service. Nonetheless, medical errors are rampant across the country. According to some estimates, millions of Americans are injured by substandard medical care.

If you have questions about your legal rights, contact The Jackson Law Group by phone or email. A Hillsville medical malpractice lawyer can discuss your medical condition and the treatment you received. We will also identify what other information we need to evaluate whether you have a strong legal case fully.


What Virginia Law Says About Medical Malpractice

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Medical malpractice is a form of professional negligence that occurs when providers fail to follow the correct standard of care. Any patient injured by improper or substandard care has the legal right to seek redress in the form of a medical malpractice case. We can seek financial compensation for all your losses.

The duty of care extends to many medical professionals, including nurses, doctors, dentists, hospitals, radiologists, lab technicians, and others. They must provide the type of care other professionals with their education and experience would provide in similar circumstances.


Medical malpractice cases require a close analysis of what treatment you received and when, as well as choices your medical team did not make. A doctor or nurse is not required to be perfect, but they must meet a minimum baseline of competent care.

Proving Medical Malpractice

Virginia law requires that patients prove they are the victim of medical malpractice. There are many high hurdles in the way.

We can help you establish all the elements of malpractice:

  1. The defendant agreed to treat you, so they owed you a duty of care.

  2. The defendant failed to discharge their duty of care. Instead, they made a mistake or were negligent in how they treated you.

  3. You were injured by the failure to provide adequate care.

  4. Your harm was a direct result of the defendant’s negligence.

Evidence can take many forms. However, we have found that many doctors or hospitals are not eager to share patient records or answer questions. We might need to seek our nurses or other staff members to ask them questions. We can also use the legal process to gain access to your medical records. The sooner you reach out to us, the more time our Hillsville medical malpractice attorneys have to compile an impressive case. Please remember that Virginia law gives most patients only two years to file a lawsuit.

Common Medical Errors

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Our patients are injured in a variety of ways, but in most situations, these mistakes were preventable if a medical team had used more care:


  • Treatment errors. Your doctor might fail to properly perform medical procedures. For example, they could set a cast wrong, leading to a malformed bone, or they give CPR the wrong way and cause a permanent injury.

  • Healthcare-acquired infections. Many patients can pick up a deadly infection in a clinical setting, due to poor sterilization of implements or overall uncleanliness.

  • Delayed or missed diagnosis. Before you can get well, a doctor needs to diagnose what is wrong with you properly. Sadly, many of them overlook symptoms or misinterpret what you are feeling. When a diagnosis is delayed, a patient’s medical condition can rapidly worsen.

  • Prescription drug errors. Many errors involve prescriptions. For example, a doctor might prescribe a drug that is ineffective or even interacts negatively with your other pills. The pharmacist could fail to warn you of side effects or fill the order wrong. And a nurse might give you too much of a drug.

  • Birth injuries. A delayed or violent delivery can result in fractures, head injuries, and brain injuries. A mother could also suffer seizures or stroke if a doctor fails to treat rising blood pressure.

  • Surgical errors. A surgeon can leave implements behind or damage healthy tissue and nerves. Anesthesia errors can result in cognitive impairment or waking up in surgery.

  • Lack of informed consent. Patients must receive an explanation of any medical procedure, including the risks and alternatives. If not, then they have a claim for lack of informed consent.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You Win

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Every medical malpractice case begins with a call or email to our firm. The person on the other end has questions and they don’t know who can answer them. We are happy to help.

Our Hillsville medical malpractice attorneys are some of the best in the business. These claims are different from run-of-the-mill personal injury cases. They require different types of evidence, and your lawyer needs to understand detailed, high-level medical information.

Few firms boast our experience working with medical experts and compiling strong cases. We have obtained many verdicts or settlements on behalf of injured patients and their families. Let us review if we can help.

What Is Fair Compensation?

The Jackson Law Group will request fair compensation from the defendant. Their medical malpractice insurance should pay out financial compensation for:


  • Additional medical care to treat the effects of malpractice. For example, you might need additional surgery, chemotherapy, or rehabilitation.

  • Pain and suffering, along with emotional distress. Inadequate medical care leaves too many people with intense physical and emotional anguish.

  • Income loss or reduced earnings. Medical malpractice often prevents patients from getting back to work as quickly as they want. The result is a loss of income.

  • Wrongful death damages (where applicable).

Get The Right Legal Advice From A Hillsville Medical Malpractice Lawyer


At The Jackson Law Group, we pride ourselves on going toe to toe with many of the major hospitals in the state. We aren’t afraid to challenge doctors and hospitals when they claim they did everything possible to help you. Ready to learn more? Call us to schedule a free consultation.



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