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Breit Drescher Imprevento

Hampton Roads Medical Malpractice Attorneys

YOU ARE HERE: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


Healthcare providers are required to provide patients with reasonable care. In the medical malpractice world, this is commonly referred to as acting within the standard of care. When medical professionals fail to act in accordance with the standard of care for their particular area of specialty, they are negligent, and patients are often seriously injured or even killed.
Many people falsely believe that injuries caused by medical negligence are rare. A recent study by HealthGrades, a healthcare quality company, found that approximately 195,000 people die annually from potentially preventable hospital medical errors alone. When this statistic is considered along with medical mistakes occurring outside a hospital setting, it is obvious that serious injuries and death resulting from medical malpractice are commonplace.
Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker are Hampton Roads attorneys experienced in a wide variety of medical negligence cases. Our law firm has successfully litigated many medical malpractice cases, involving:
  • Failure to diagnose acute coronary syndrome resulting in a fatal heart attack.
  • Radiologist’s failure to properly interpret an abdominal CT-Scan demonstrating a clearly visible renal cell carcinoma resulting in metastasis and wrongful death.
  • Obstetrical negligence case involving the failure to properly manage a shoulder dystocia during delivery resulting in a brachial plexus injury and permanent Erb’s palsy.
  • Anesthesia error resulting in the wrongful death of an obstetrical patient who was improperly intubated during a routine cesarean section.
  • Surgical negligence case in which surgeon’s failure to timely operate on a patient with a complete small bowel obstruction resulted in sepsis and wrongful death.
  • Improper management of anticoagulation medication in a patient with severe peripheral vascular disease resulting in an arterial embolism in the leg necessitating an above the knee amputation.
  • Failure to diagnose an early acute appendicitis resulting in a perforated appendix and subsequent infection of the pelvic cavity affecting female reproductive organs rendering patient at risk for future infertility.
  • Nursing home negligence case in which a total care stroke patient on a soft mechanical diet was given a meal containing meatballs. Patient consumed the meal unsupervised and choked and suffered a profound anoxic brain injury resulting in death.
  • Nursing home negligence case involving failure to properly transport a total care patient in accordance with her care plan resulting in a fall and a fracture femur and death.
  • Nursing home negligence case resulting in the failure to adhere to a total care patient’s turn schedule resulting in Stage IV decubitis ulcers (bed sores) and MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus).
  • Nursing home case in which skilled nursing patient was intentionally attacked by a CNA responsible for her direct care.
  • Internist failed to communicate laboratory results revealing a blood disorder (hemolytic anemia - abnormal breakdown of red blood cells) in laboratory blood work resulting in wrongful death.
  • Surgical error committed during a laparoscopic surgery to remove a gall bladder. Surgical team failed to perform an accurate instrument count before closing the patient, resulting in a retained foreign object which required an additional surgery to remove.
  • Dermatology laboratory error resulting in a mix up of patient surgical pathology specimens. Lab error resulted in patient receiving an erroneous melanoma (skin cancer) diagnosis. Patient underwent a host of unnecessary medical treatments and suffered the emotional distress caused by the erroneous diagnosis.
Not every personal injury firm has the experience, expertise and resources necessary to handle the complexities presented by medical malpractice litigation. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, put the experience and proven track record of Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker to work for you.




Our Results
$6.5M traumatic brain injury

$6,500,000 Award for Tractor trailer collision resulting in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and left side paralysis.

$20M power station fence negligence

$20,000,000 Award for negligently maintained power station fence resulting in catastrophic burn injury to minor child


$20M for Brain Injury

$20,000,000 Award for automobile collision resulting in traumatic brain injury


$60M for Brain Injury

$60,000,000 Award for head-on collision involving commercial vehicle resulting in traumatic brain injury.


$7.5M traumatic brain injury

$7,500,000 Award for city vehicle which struck pedestrian resulting in traumatic brain injury.

$14M catastrophic burn injuries

$14,000,000 Award for products liability case involving negligently designed parking attendant vehicle resulting in catastrophic burn injuries.

$6M traumatic brain injury

$6,000,000 Award for automobile collision resulting in traumatic brain injury.



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The attorneys of Breit Drescher & Imprevento handle Hampton Roads personal injury cases including car accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, Traffic accidents and Personal liability cases in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Our firm's prior case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.
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