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Morgantown Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Morgantown, WV

When you faithfully pay your insurance premium month after month, you expect that your insurance company will act in good faith and pay valid claims on your behalf. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Our licensed attorneys have represented many citizens who were forced to sue their own insurance company to receive claim payouts that were rightfully theirs. Some insurance companies routinely deny claims and only pay when their clients fight back. Some have significant financial resources and attorneys at their disposal to fight claimants in court even when they have no good reason to deny claims.

Although you’re frustrated, you may feel that you can’t fight a big insurance company. You can when you hire the law firm of Wilson, Frame & Metheney. We will aggressively pursue your rightful compensation by exposing fraudulent or manipulative claim denial tactics for what they are. Below is a description of the most common types of insurance dispute cases we handle.

Birth Trauma

Seven out of 1,000 newborns suffer an injury immediately before, during, or after their birth that can leave them with a lifelong disability. This causes physical pain for the child along with emotional suffering and financial strain for the family. Some of the most common types of birth trauma include:

  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Collar bone fracture
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Head injury
  • Leg or arm fracture
  • Brain damage or cerebral palsy
  • Infections

If your otherwise healthy baby is coping with the consequences of some type of birth trauma, a lawyer at our firm with experience in medical malpractice would be happy to review your case.

Seven out of 1,000 newborns suffer an injury immediately before, during, or after their birth that can leave them with a lifelong disability.

Failure to Diagnose Medical Condition

The failure of medical professionals to make a correct or timely diagnosis accounts for 40 percent of medical malpractice claims. This mistake is often a deadly one since early diagnosis is critical to recovery in so many health conditions. Unfortunately, some doctors just don’t take a patient’s symptoms seriously or take the time they should to investigate them.

The medical mistake of failure to diagnosis or a misdiagnosis can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Our attorneys for medical malpractice are available to help you now.

The failure of medical professionals to make a correct or timely diagnosis accounts for 40 percent of medical malpractice claims.

Failure to Properly Treat a Medical Condition

Even when patients receive the correct diagnosis for their condition, their doctor may still treat it improperly. Examples of this type of claim for medical negligence include:

  • Not performing necessary diagnostic tests
  • Not treating a diagnosed condition in a timely manner or at all
  • Not referring the patient to other medical specialists when appropriate
  • Not advising the patient of all available medical treatments
  • Refusing to treat a patient due to lack of insurance
  • Not recognizing heart attack or stroke symptoms in the emergency room

Like failure to diagnose, failure to treat can have serious or fatal consequences. You deserve compensation for your unnecessary suffering and financial stress. The sooner you call Wilson, Frame & Metheney, the better, so we can discuss your case with you immediately.

Hospital Acquired Infection

Going to the hospital expecting to get better and acquiring an infection instead happens far more often than it should. The Centers for Disease Control states that 1.7 million people get sick from an infection in the hospital each year and 99,000 of them die.

Improper sterilization of equipment, lack of hand washing, and not separating patients with serious infections from other patients are some of the leading causes of this tragic situation. This level of hospital negligence is simply unacceptable. Please contact Wilson, Frame & Metheney if a hospital acquired infection has threatened your health or cost a loved one his or her life.

The Centers for Disease Control states that 1.7 million people get sick from an infection in the hospital each year and 99,000 of them die.

Surgical Errors

Undergoing surgery is nerve-racking enough in the best of situations. When a surgeon makes a critical error, it can cause serious injury or death. Fatigue, lack of training, lack of communication between medical professionals, and the use of drugs or alcohol are all common reasons for surgical errors. Some of these may include:

  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Leaving a piece of surgical equipment inside a patient’s body
  • Providing too much or too little anesthesia
  • Injuring a nerve
  • Creating an incision at the wrong location

A surgical error case may be extremely different. Call Wilson, Frame & Metheney, the law firm with years of experience holding negligent surgeons accountable for the damage they cause.

Nursing Home Neglect

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is a wrenching one for most families. The only comfort is knowing that an older family member will receive good care. That is why it’s so devastating to learn that he or she has been abused or neglected by nursing home staff instead. Since memory issues and mental confusion are common in the elderly, it’s up to you to look for signs such as:

  • Pressure sores
  • Bruises from physical abuse or frequent falls
  • Burns
  • Malnutrition
  • Dirty clothes
  • Offensive odor due to lack of grooming
  • Fearfulness
  • Unusual lethargy

Unfortunately, this represents only a handful of possible signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. If you suspect a problem and don’t feel satisfied with the response from the nursing home administration, contact our personal injury medical malpractice lawyers today.
Wilson, Frame & Metheney offers free consultations to anyone who feels that they or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice.

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1000 Coombs Farm Drive,
Suite 106 Morgantown, WV
26508

Phone: 304-292-9429

Toll Free: 800-734-7070

Fax: 304-292-9427

Areas We Serve

  • Fairmont
  • Clarksburg
  • Kingwood
  • Bridgeport
  • Weston
  • Buckhannon
  • Elkins
  • Monongalia
  • Preston
  • Marion
  • Taylor
  • Harrison
  • Barbour

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and Greene Counties in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
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