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It's About Time

Time is our common enemy. It takes away youth, the moments you have to complete a task by a deadline and slowly erodes those last few seconds that tick down toward a University of Charleston victory.

Time is even more precious when decisions have to be made about whether or not to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

West Virginia law allows victims of doctor or hospital negligence only two years from the date of the injury (or from the date when the damage could have reasonably been detected) to commence litigation. If the injury victim is a child, the parents have either two years to file or until the child turns 12 years old.

People who are contemplating such a lawsuit should, of course, speak with an attorney who is experienced in this complex area of law. In that way, they can make informed decisions about their various legal options.

One of the questions that people who have been harmed by doctor or hospital negligence ask is if it is possible to receive compensation for their financial losses. The short answer: Yes. People who have been harmed by medical malpractice can be eligible for compensation for a variety of economic damages, including medical bills, lost income, diminished earning capacity, disabilities, disfigurement and future medical expenses.

You can also be eligible for compensation for emotional distress and pain and suffering.

You can discuss these possibilities with a law firm with a track record of helping medical malpractice victims get full and fair compensation.

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