Not every lawyer is prepared to handle a medical malpractice case. These cases are much more complicated, expensive, and require a level of skill to understand the medicine. The lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner have been handling medical malpractice cases for over 15 years.
First, whenever considering a medical malpractice claim, the lawyer must be familiar with the the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act (or MPLA, codified at W. Va. Code § 55-7b-1 et seq.). The lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner have given presentations to health care providers and other lawyers regarding the ins-and-outs of the MPLA.
Second, lawyers must have a familiarity with the medicine. Having worked on these cases for over 15 years, the lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner have gained significant knowledge about many aspects of medicine. In fact, they have handled cases involving brain damage, birth complications (sometimes callously referred to as “bad baby” cases), wrongful death, paralysis, broken bones, infections, surgery, malnutrition, hydration, wounds, the nursing standard of care, physician standard of care, and nursing home abuse and neglect.
Third, our lawyers have worked with many experts in a variety of medical fields. All experts are expensive, and our firm pays all of the upfront costs of your lawsuit. We don’t get repaid unless we get money for you.
Fourth, our lawyers have tried dozens of cases in state and federal court. While we try to settle all of our cases for a reasonable sum, if the defendant refuses to negotiate, then you will be glad you have lawyers who are not strangers to the inside of a courtroom.
Fifth, our lawyers have been recognized for their abilities. Dave Goddard and Eddie Wagoner have been recognized by organizations such as U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms in America, Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers – Rising Stars, National Top 40 Under 40, Nation Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Chambers USA.
If you, a friend or a loved one, needs to talk to a medical malpractice attorney in West Virginia (or in eastern Ohio or southwestern Pennsylvania), call the lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner PLLC at 304-623-HELP (4357). The consultation is free.