United Hospital Center Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Background on West Virginia University Ruby Memorial Hospital

United Hospital Center (UHC), located in Bridgeport, WV, is a major medical facility that is part of the WVU Medicine network. As one of the largest hospitals in the state, UHC serves several counties in North Central West Virginia, handling a wide range of medical cases, from routine procedures to complex surgeries and deliveries. While UHC is considered a fairly good hospital, attorney Dave Goddard knows that medical mistakes still occur, leading to serious consequences for patients.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases at UHC:

Throughout his career, Dave Goddard has received numerous calls from individuals in the community who believe they have suffered due to medical errors at UHC. Some of the cases he has investigated and handled for clients include:

  • Surgical Errors: In one case, surgery was performed on the wrong organ, which is a serious and preventable mistake. Other surgical errors can include wrong-site surgery or retained surgical instruments.
  • Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose: Dave has handled cases involving misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose issues by doctors at UHC, which can lead to delayed or improper treatment.
  • Birth Injuries: Dave has assisted clients with birth injury claims, and he is prepared to handle such cases given his extensive experience in birth trauma litigation.
  • Other Forms of Negligence: Additional cases may involve medication errors, anesthesia errors, and hospital-acquired infections.


Give us a call today at (304) 933-1411 to discuss your situation with a medical malpractice & birth injury attorney.

Why Choose Goddard Law for Your UHC Malpractice Case?

When facing a large healthcare institution like UHC, it is crucial to have an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side. Dave Goddard offers several key advantages:

  • Over 25 Years of Experience: Dave has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of victims of medical negligence and catastrophic injuries.
  • Personalized Attention: As a solo practitioner, Dave provides one-on-one representation and personally handles every aspect of your case.
  • Aggressive Advocacy: Dave is a skilled litigator who will not hesitate to take on large hospitals and their insurance companies and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
  • Compassionate Support: Understanding the physical, emotional, and financial toll of medical negligence, Dave offers empathetic guidance throughout the legal process.

Schedule a free consultation today at (304) 933-1411 to discuss your potential birth injury case. Dave remains committed to expertly helping clients resolve medical negligence cases as a solo legal practitioner.

When to Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence at United Hospital Center, it is essential to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Some potential signs of medical malpractice include:

  • Wrongful Death:  If your loved one died as a result of questionable treatment at teh hospital, Goddard Law will help investigate the circumstances that led to your loved one’s passing.
  • Birth Injuries: If your child suffered brain damage, paralysis, broken bones, or other injuries during childbirth, it is crucial to consult with an experienced attorney.
  • Unexplained Injuries or Illness: If you experience unexpected complications following a medical procedure or hospital stay, it may indicate an error.
  • Worsening Medical Condition: If your health deteriorates despite receiving treatment, it could be a sign of improper care.
  • Surgical Errors: Complications arising from wrong-site surgery, retained surgical instruments, or other preventable surgical mistakes may warrant legal action.
  • Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose: If a doctor at UHC misdiagnosed your condition or failed to diagnose a serious issue leading to improper treatment, you may have grounds for a malpractice claim.

It is important to note that even if you are unsure whether your situation qualifies as medical malpractice, consulting with an attorney can help you understand your rights and options.

Contact Goddard Law Today

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence at United Hospital Center, do not hesitate to contact attorney Dave Goddard for a free consultation. With his extensive experience, personalized approach, and unwavering commitment to his clients, Dave will thoroughly review your case and guide you through the best course of action to seek the justice and compensation you deserve.