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West Virginia Law Firm for Claims of Misdiagnosis or Negligent Treatment

The trial attorneys of Estep & Shaffer represent people with medical malpractice claims related to negligence on the part of a family physician, a radiology lab, a surgeon or a hospital. Most of the people we represent have suffered disabling, permanent or fatal injuries through medical malpractice. To learn how you and your family can benefit from our experience with the investigation and proof of claims against medical professionals, contact us in Kingwood for a free consultation.

There are many legal and practical complications with a medical malpractice lawsuit. It therefore makes sense to work with lawyers who know how to meet these challenges in tough cases.

First of all, you can't even file your lawsuit until you get a medical expert's opinion that the injury or death in your case was caused by the negligence of a doctor, nurse or hospital. Next, you might encounter problems with the causation issues in your case. In other words, it's not enough to show that a medical professional made a negligent mistake. You also need to prove that the injury or death resulted from a particular identified mistake, not a pre-existing condition or a risk that could not reasonably have been anticipated and prevented.

Careful Attention to Liability and Damages Issues in Medical Malpractice

Estep & Shaffer's lawyers work with outstanding experts to evaluate and support our clients' claims for malpractice damages. We work effectively with medical professionals to advise you in all kinds of medical negligence cases:

  • Negligent diagnosis or treatment in the emergency room
  • Misdiagnosis of stroke, heart attack or other serious medical problems
  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer so that surgery or treatment options are too late to be effective
  • Injuries to the mother or infant during childbirth
  • Negligence in surgery
  • Negligence in post-operative care
  • Hospital negligence in prescriptions, nutrition, monitoring vital signs or protecting the patient from infection

We represent medical malpractice victims and their families throughout West Virginia, including such communities as Preston County, Tucker County, Fairmont, Grafton, Parsons and Elkins. For a free consultation about your case, contact a Kingwood medical malpractice attorney at Estep & Shaffer.