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Medical professionals take oaths to act in their patients’ best interests. You trust your healthcare provider to create a safe environment and take care of you or your loved one. When their negligence results in your injury or the death of a family member, you have a right to seek justice.

At Blaszkow Legal, PLLC, our team of medical malpractice attorneys is prepared to stand by your side during some of your most difficult moments. Whether you live in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C., let’s work together to hold responsible parties accountable. From our office in Alexandria, we represent clients throughout the area, including Fairfax and Woodbridge, as well as Arlington and Prince William counties.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Different medical professionals tend to be held to different standards. Even though doctors are held to different ideals than nurses or physician assistants, they all should do their best to keep their patients safe and in quality care.

When any professional healthcare provider fails to properly care for their patient, whether on purpose or accidentally, serious consequences may occur. Medical malpractice cases can involve a wide range of variables, including:

  • Surgical errors

  • Birth injuries

  • Medication errors

  • Laboratory errors

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis

  • Lack of adequate patient monitoring

  • Anesthesia failures causing brain injuries

  • Hospital deaths

If you or a loved one received improper care from a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, or any other healthcare professional, it is imperative that you contact an attorney. The right legal counsel may be able to help you pursue financial compensation.

Proving Fault in Virginia Medical Malpractice Cases

It is one thing to experience poor medical care, but it is another to prove it in a legal claim. When you need to prove liability in a medical malpractice case, discover how we at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC can help those throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our team has over four decades of experience representing injured clients throughout the DMV area. Allow us to fight skillfully on your behalf.

Establishing a Provider-Patient Relationship

The first step of your case will be proving the existence of a relationship between you and the provider in question. You need to establish that there was a duty of care to be fulfilled and that it was neglected.



Linking Medical Negligence to Your Injury

It's not enough to show your provider made a mistake. You will need to prove their actions (or lack thereof) caused your health condition to become worse, or ended in additional injury or harm. You must make it clear that your injury was not a pre-existing condition but a direct result of improper medical care.

Presenting Quantifiable Proof

Lastly, you will be required to present evidence of the actual harm you suffered. This may include medical records, expert testimonies, or a sworn deposition testimony of the defendant. All evidence should be presented with the goal of receiving maximum financial compensation, or damages.

Available Damages

The types of damages available in Virginia medical malpractice cases are similar to those of other personal injury claims. You may be qualified for compensation for factors such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses

  • Lost wages as a result of missed work

  • Loss of earning capacity

  • Funeral costs (in cases of wrongful death)

  • Physical pain and suffering

However, Virginia law caps the amount of money you can receive from a medical malpractice case. The cap changes year to year, but the law states that patients cannot recover more than $3 million in compensation.

How an Attorney Can Help

Medical malpractice cases can be stressful for a variety of reasons. Not only are you having to navigate the complex legal system, but you are often also battling intimidating medical professionals and their legal teams. You don’t have to face your problems alone. Put a team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys in your corner to help you fight for a fair solution. Contact us at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC in Alexandria today. We serve clients in the surrounding areas of Arlington and Prince William counties, as well as Fairfax and Woodbridge.


When you need compassionate and dedicated representation after a medical malpractice injury, look no further. Reach out to us at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC. We’ve been passionately defending the rights of injured clients for over 40 years. Contact our office in Alexandria, Virginia, today to request a consultation of your case. We proudly represent clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.