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    Shaffer & Support for You After Your Medical Care Went Wrong

    It’s easy to feel lost and helpless if a doctor or other health care provider did something to seriously hurt you when they were supposed to heal you.

    But you should know that you have legal recourse when you’re injured and facing steep costs because of medical negligence.

    Medical malpractice is a special kind of personal injury claim that provides compensation to help you recover both physically and financially.

    But you must meet strict standards to bring this kind of case. You need clear signs of a medical mistake. An experienced medical malpractice attorney knows what you need and how to proceed. Move forward with Shaffer & You.

    Shaffer & Shaffer law firm, based in Charleston and Madison, has been here to help West Virginians deal with some of life’s toughest hardships for more than 115 years. Our current attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience, have taken hundreds of cases to trial, and secured multi-million-dollar settlements.

    Talk to us if you’re suffering because of recklessness by medical professionals. You don’t have to fight this alone.

    Since 1909, Clients, Community, Commitment.

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    A doctor wearing a white coat and stethoscope talks to a man in a wheelchair. Multiple forms of harm can lead to a medical malpractice claim.

    You Can Bring These Situations to Our Lawyers for Medical Malpractice

    A challenge with medical malpractice cases in West Virginia is that you can’t even start your personal injury claim until you get what’s called a “certificate of merit.”

    In a certificate of merit, a medical expert confirms that you were hurt because doctors, nurses or other health care workers violated the “standard of care.”

    The standard of care is the treatment widely accepted by the medical profession as the correct way to address your particular health problems.

    At Shaffer & Shaffer, we’ve seen all of these situations and more:

    • Surgical errors
    • Childbirth injuries
    • Faulty medical devices and products
    • Failure to detect and correctly diagnose serious conditions
    • Mistakes in the emergency room
    • Errors interpreting test results

    Things can go wrong even when the professionals caring for you follow the standard of care. Complications from surgeries or other treatments can occur anyway. It’s expected to happen sometimes.

    So you have to prove that they failed to follow their own standards when you were hurt. You may not always be able to tell. A medical malpractice lawyer investigates this for you.

    The medical malpractice attorneys at Shaffer & Shaffer can help you understand your options with a free initial consultation.

    If you work with us on your case, you will pay no attorney fee until you win compensation.

    If you are harmed by medical treatment, let us help you reclaim your life.

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    A health care worker wearing blue scrubs and a stethoscope pushes a woman in a wheelchair. The West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers at Shaffer & Shaffer also help with nursing home neglect and product liability cases.

    Other Ways Our West Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help

    At Shaffer & Shaffer, our West Virginia personal injury lawyers handle multiple kinds of cases, including other situations that relate to medical negligence.

    If you have a loved one who’s the victim of nursing home abuse, for example, that also calls for gathering medical evidence and seeking financial relief.

    And harm caused by a medical device may sometimes involve not the negligence of your doctor who prescribed the device, but instead the company that manufactured it. Our product liability lawyers could pursue compensation for you.

    Injuries from medical negligence can have long-lasting consequences. They can mean longer recovery times, greater life disruptions, permanent disability—or even wrongful death.

    The mission of our law firm has always been to put the needs of our clients, West Virginians, above all else. That’s why we’ve been here for more than 100 years.

    After the trauma of a medical error, talk to us about getting to better times.

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    Have a Question about Personal Injury Claims?

    After a life-altering accident, you’re understandably upset, confused and full of questions. To help you get a sense of what’s next, we’ve prepared answers to common questions about personal injury claims and other legal cases.

    Injury FAQs »

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