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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

We trust medical professionals to help improve our lives. 

Tragically, some medical professionals behave in a negligent manner, causing significant physical, emotional, and financial suffering.

Our Richmond, VA, medical malpractice lawyer has won millions for harmed patients by proving negligence.

Learn If You Have a Case At a Free Consultation

You do not have a case just because a medical treatment didn't lead to perfect results.

A medical malpractice case is a case against a health care provider who failed to comply with the "standard of care." In a Virginia medical malpractice claim, the standard of care is what a reasonable doctor, nurse, pharmacist, hospital, nursing home, or other care provider would have done under similar circumstances.

A healthcare provider who fails to comply with the standard of care is negligent. If this negligence led to personal injury or wrongful death, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit to sue the provider for compensation. 

Our medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your case during a free consultation at our Richmond, VA, personal injury law office.

(804) 325-4992

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Mr. Silverman is one of the best lawyers! He took his time with my case and he was able to come out victorious!

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Possible Compensation You Can Receive

Our medical malpractice attorney, Joshua Silverman, can seek compensation in a variety of categories, including:

  • Caregiving expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost companionship
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical pain

Virginia Allows for Millions in Recovery

While our state does place caps on the damages possible in a medical malpractice case, the limits are quite high. For example, in any medical malpractice claim where the incident occurred from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024, the victim can obtain as much as $2.6 million in compensatory damages. This maximum raises by $50k every year.

Compensatory damages refers to the standard form of compensation awarded to medical malpractice victims for medical bills, lost wages, and more. When medical malpractice is particularly egregious, punitive damages of up to $350,000 may also be awarded. 

Cases that warrant an award of punitive damages include physicians performing unnecessary surgery to increase their profits and nursing homes that refuse to hire sufficient staff to care for their patients.

Why Richmond Reaches Out To Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers® utilizes a patented 12-step evaluation system to determine which lawyers stand out from their peers. In any given year, a maximum of 5% of attorneys in the state can be named a Super Lawyer. Mr. Silverman has earned this honor every single year from 2015-2024. 


Martindale-Hubbell® is a prestigious attorney evaluator that relies on peer rankings. In 2023, Mr. Silverman's fellow lawyers stated that our attorney maintains the highest level of knowledge, communication skills, and ethics, leading to his earning the top peer rating possible, AV-Preeminent.

No Upfront Charge From Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Mr. Silverman understands that surgical errors, birth injuries, and other forms of medical malpractice can cause significant pain and stress – physically, emotionally, and financially. To help his Richmond clients focus on recovery and not worry about paying attorney fees, he handles his personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis.

This means our attorney does not charge a single cent upfront. The only way he gets paid is by taking a percentage of any verdict or settlement he obtains, while his client keeps the majority of any compensation. This ensures his focus is on getting the most money possible. 

(804) 325-4992

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Kim Berry

Richmond, VA


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I could not have asked for a better attorney than Mr. Josh Silverman. He worked hard and took his time to examine every detail of my case and provide the best possible outcome. 

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NaStelle BYRD Graves

Richmond, VA


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I sincerely recommend Mr. Silverman to be the voice of reason and sound legal advice! I am grateful to him and his team for positive closure of a bad situation! Thank you!

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Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice comes in many forms, such as:


If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack and went to the ER with complaints of chest pain, but were misdiagnosed with and treated for gastrointestinal problems, you could have a case for medical malpractice.

Failure to Diagnose

A doctor can be found liable for medical practice if a patient presented to them with lumps or growths that are consistent with certain types of cancer, but the doctor failed to diagnose the cancer in a timely manner.

Surgical Error

There are many types of surgical errors that can be classified as medical malpractice. These include operating on the wrong side of the body, leaving surgical instruments in the body, or removing healthy organs.

Birth Injury

An example of medical malpractice causing birth injury is if medical professionals failed to act in a timely manner and delayed a C-section after detecting vital signs that should have immediately led to the procedure. 

Josh Silverman

Silverman Law Firm LC

At the Silverman Law Firm LC in Richmond, VA, attorney Josh Silverman and his team represent victims of personal injuries and medical malpractice. Josh Silverman has been recognized as a "Virginia Super Lawyer" every year since 2013 and was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law based on his AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell©.

We are available to provide individualized representation in a variety of practice areas, including:

To request a consultation at our firm, please fill out our online form or call (804) 325-4992.

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"By opening the Silverman Law Firm, I am able to carefully select cases where I can provide clients my undivided, individualized attention." Joshua D. Silverman

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