Bremerton Medical Malpractice Lawyer

You trust your doctor to help make you feel better. But if that care leaves you feeling worse off than before, it might be time to reach out to a Bremerton medical malpractice lawyer for help.

Medical malpractice is a complicated area of the law that demands skilled, aggressive legal assistance. Our team has decades of combined experience in helping victims win fair cash settlements.

Understanding Medical Errors and Malpractice

When seeking medical care, there are many opportunities for mistakes to happen. However, it’s important to understand that not every mistake is grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Doctors are human and errors can and do occur.

When we meet for an initial case evaluation, we’ll want to learn:

  • The relationship between you and the medical care provider: Had you consented to receive care from this provider, either directly or indirectly?
  • The care (or lack thereof) you received from the provider: In medical malpractice cases, we need to be able to prove that your provider substantially deviated from the care he or she should have provided. (For this part, we usually need to seek the outside, expert opinion of a medical professional.)
  • The doctor’s actions resulted in your injury: To win a settlement, we need to connect the dots that it was the doctor’s negligence that directly caused your injury. Sometimes, a doctor’s mistake could have resulted in grave injury, but ultimately didn’t. These cases would not be eligible for medical malpractice.

Finally, it’s important to understand that most medical malpractice cases involve high damages (for example, significant medical bills). This is because medical malpractice cases are complex, time consuming, and expensive to bring forward. Simply put, you’re more likely to have a case if you ended up in surgery than if you were in pain a few days but recovered on your own.

Our skilled attorneys can help determine if your case meets the above criteria for a medical malpractice case. Call us for a free case evaluation so we can discuss your legal options.

Why You Need Legal Help in a Malpractice Case

We do not recommend that you file a medical malpractice claim on your own. There are many potential obstacles victims could face, including:

  • Aggressive legal representation on the side of doctors and hospitals
  • Complicated paperwork
  • Strict filing and court deadlines

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will understand the process and help level the legal playing field for you. Our team understands the burden of proof that a medical malpractice plaintiff must present (RCW 7.70.030) and can fight on your behalf.

In the event a settlement can’t be reached, our team is prepared to fight for you in court.

We urge you to rely on our decades of experience and success in helping medical malpractice victims.

Types of Damages Covered in a Malpractice Settlement

Our team will work to help discover the true value of your claim. Often, the value is more than medical bills. Consider:

  • Doctor and hospital bills
  • Therapy bills
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Services you had to outsource due to injury (e.g., housecleaning, dog walker)
  • Missed work
  • Missed overtime/bonus opportunities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement/scarring
  • Change in lifestyle
  • Change in key relationships

We encourage you to keep a small journal of the ways your injury has impacted your life. You could include events you had to cancel, your mood, your pain level, your ability to sleep, and any doctor visits you had. A journal like this can become evidence that supports your claim – particularly if loved ones can corroborate the details.

Call for a Free Case Evaluation Today

The first step is to reach out to a Bremerton medical malpractice lawyer to schedule a free initial case evaluation. Rest assured you owe us nothing unless we win you a settlement.

If you’re unable to meet with us at our offices, let us know and we’ll have an attorney come meet at location that’s best for you.

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