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Medical malpractice cases in Virginia are especially challenging because the plaintiff is required to prove that a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider was negligent in their treatment and that the treatment provided fell below the accepted standard of care, resulting in injury. For a successful medical malpractice claim, a plaintiff must establish four elements of the tort of negligence: that a duty was owed, a duty was breached, that the breach caused injury and lastly, damages. Proof of each of these elements requires expert testimony from a doctor.
We have a portfolio of exceptional doctors that we work with throughout the country to determine whether malpractice has occurred and if so, what the result would have been if the health care provider had complied with the standard of care required by law. The defendants will always hire their own experts, which can be challenging because we will have to counter their testimony. Nevertheless, we are proud of our ability to overcome these challenges by having comprehensive knowledge of our client’s case and a clear understanding of the medical issues involved, in cases from brain injury, to spinal injury, to gastric bypass surgery complications. We are selective in the cases we take due to the complexity and difficulty in proving medical malpractice. Rest assured Burnett & Williams’ specialization in personal injury law increases the likelihood of your favorable outcome. Our caring team will help make a difference for our clients who have been injured by malpractice.
Our law firm handles accident injury cases in Virginia from our six locations allowing us to serve the residents of Virginia including Richmond, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Reston, Purcellville, Middleburg, Herndon, Chantilly, Centerville and Winchester, our Tri-Cities offices cover Midlothian and Hopewell as well as Mechanicsville, Henrico, Ashland, Powhatan, Petersburg and surrounding communities.
If your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office, we will come to you.