We Can Help Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
Attorney David A. Cardon, an experienced medical malpractice attorney, can represent you or a loved one if medical malpractice has occurred. Based in Virginia Beach, VA, Cardon can help you establish liability, bring your case against the parties responsible, and fight against insurance companies who will try to minimize your claim.
Medical malpractice often results in serious life-threatening and life-altering injuries. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Cardon is well equipped to ensure the responsible medical professionals—doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, etc.—are held responsible for the injuries they caused.
Patients who attempt to collect compensation on their own end up with much smaller settlements than they could potentially receive by going through an experienced attorney.
How Medical Malpractice Can Impact Your Life
Medical malpractice is the negligence of a medical professional that results in an injury or death. Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of settings, including hospitals, operating rooms, doctors' offices, radiology centers, pharmacies, and more. This means the professionals who work in each of those settings, such as surgeons, physicians, nurses, technicians, and pharmacists, may be liable if a patient suffers an injury as a result of their negligence.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases Handled by Mr. Cardon
- Surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong side of a patient or on the wrong body part
- Misdiagnosing an injury or illness as something similar, while failing to rule out other possibilities
- Failure to diagnose serious diseases such as cancer
- Medication errors, such as prescribing the wrong medication, mixing up two similar medications, or providing the wrong dosage of medication
These personal injuries can have serious consequences. In some cases, additional surgery may be required. In other cases, the delay of appropriate treatment, either due to a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, can result in the advancement of an illness or disease beyond a treatable stage. Each of these cases is life threatening, and can irreversibly alter the life of the patient and his or her family. On top of the additional medical expenses incurred, patients may lose the ability to work, further increasing their financial burdens. Other family members may need to give up their job to help care for the patient long-term.
Preparing for Your Free Consultation
Before your consultation with Mr. Cardon, you will want to ensure you have gathered all relevant documentation and paperwork. These items may include:
- Medical bills
- Medical reports from doctors, especially any doctors you got a second opinion from
- Information regarding the medical practice itself (location, physician and nurses on staff, etc.)
Mr. Cardon will use this information to build a strong case against the negligent parties.
Patients should not have to pay for mistakes that happen because of medical malpractice. If you believe that you or a loved one suffered an injury resulting from negligence by a medical professional, contact Cardon Law today to schedule a free case evaluation.