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Anthony M. Segura

Anthony M. Segura

Strickland, Diviney, Segura & Byrd
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury
  • Virginia
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I help those who have been hurt by others. When individuals and families suffer from medical malpractice, dangerous premises, defective products, negligent driving, or other instances of carelessness, it's my job to guide my clients from the case’s initial evaluation in the office to its closing argument at trial.

Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Strickland, Diviney, Segura & Byrd
- Current
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore
Washington and Lee University School of Law
J.D. (2009)
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Emory University
B.A. (2005) | Economics, History
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Rising Star, Plaintiff's Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 79040
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Roanoke Bar Association
- Current
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American Inns of Court, Ted Dalton Chapter
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. If you think you have a malpractice claim what is the first step you should take?
A: The first step is to gather the pertinent medical records and contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the case. If the lawyer is interested in the case, they will review the records and inform you whether your should further pursue the case. If you have trouble gathering the records, the lawyer can assist you with that as well.
Q. Can a ER doctor tell a patient they can NOT come to the ER and give them a LIST of items they cant be seen there for ?
A: I'm sorry that someone wasn't treated well at the hospital. In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. Section 1867 of the Social Security Act imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services to provide a medical screening examination when a request is made for examination or treatment for an emergency medical condition, regardless of an individual's ability to pay. Hospitals are then required to provide stabilizing treatment for patients with emergency medical conditions.

In your fact pattern, the hospital may defend itself against an EMTALA claim by providing that the condition was not emergent. The secondary question is whether the healthcare provider acted reasonably in their treatment of the patient. While the patient felt distressed by the doctor's instructions not to return, it does not appear that the patient's medical condition was exacerbated by the delay in treatment. Because the damages claimed from this act are limited, this may be a situation where it would be more prudent to work with a patient advocate or writing the hospital administration than pursue a medical malpractice case. ... Read More
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Strickland, Diviney, Segura & Byrd
23 Franklin Rd. SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
Telephone: (540) 982-7787
Fax: (540) 342-2909