Medical Malpractice

Salango Law, PLLC recognized by Best Lawyers in America.

Congratulations to Ben Salango for being recognized by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for the tenth consecutive year in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Also, congratulations to Kristy Salango Smith and Patrick Salango for being recognized by Best Lawyers as “Ones to Watch.” Recognition by Best Lawyers is...
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What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant, dentist, pharmacist, obstetrician, chiropractor, optometrist, hospital and/or clinic) deviated from the standard of care causing harm or injury to the patient.  To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must prove that the healthcare provider owed the patient a legal duty, that duty...
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What’s the difference between a bad outcome and medical negligence?

Every medical procedure has risks.  In fact, a medical procedure can have a bad outcome even when it is performed correctly. When a medical procedure turns out poorly, the issue is whether it was a known and accepted risk of the procedure or were the doctor or nurse negligent. Medical malpractice is the third...
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July 19, 2021 in

What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice in West Virginia

In West Virginia, medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital or other medical professional or institution injure a patient by failing to meet the applicable standard of care. Medical malpractice cases are some of the most difficult cases to bring, prosecute and win. A plaintiff is a medical malpractice lawsuit must prove each of...
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