Kent Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What happens if visiting a doctor or going to the hospital leaves you worse off than before? Sometimes this is the unfortunate result of a medical error. A qualified Kent medical malpractice lawyer can investigate the facts of your situation and determine what legal options you have.

We recommend that you reach out and schedule a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Do You Have a Malpractice Case?

It’s critical to understand that not every bad medical outcome is the direct result of malpractice. Sometimes, your body may not respond to a treatment as you’d hoped for or you have an adverse reaction to a new medicine.

So how do you know if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice?

  • Established doctor-patient relationship. We must be able to establish that you had consented to receive treatment from the doctor, practitioner, or facility in question.
  • Doctor breached standard of care. To determine if your doctor made a mistake, we ask the question: “would another doctor have provided markedly different care in the same situation?” In a medical malpractice case, we must prove that there was a gross deviation from the standard of care he or she should have provided you with.
  • Get caused you harm. What was the result of the doctor’s mistake? If you were ill for a day but recovered without further treatment, you likely do not have a case. (However, you could always write a letter of complaint to the hospital.) On the other hand, if you required corrective surgery and were out of work for several weeks, you might have a case.

To be sure, every situation is different with its own set of twists and turns. After reading this list, you might still be wondering if you could be considered the victim of medical malpractice or not. The best way to have a clearer answer is to call one of our experienced malpractice lawyers.

Why You Need a Lawyer to Fight for Your Rights

Medical malpractice cases are time consuming, complex, and expensive to bring to trial. Doctors and hospitals pay thousands each month to ensure they always have legal representation when they need it. Plus, the process to file a claim is often far from straightforward or fair.

For these reasons, we recommend that you have a lawyer who will fight aggressively for your interests. When you entrust us with your case, you can focus on your healing and what you need to do to get well again.

Our team of attorneys also work on a contingency basis which means you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement. There’s no upfront bill or retainer to pay.

How Much is Your Malpractice Case Worth?

Settlement amounts for malpractice cases can vary wildly because there are many factors involved including your health prior to the injury, the severity of your injury, the impact and permanence of your injury, as well as the insurance policy held by the doctor. Verdicts in other cases similar to yours can also provide an idea of the potential value of your case.

When you meet with one of our lawyers, we will work to establish the damages you’ve incurred because of your injury. For instance:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription costs
  • Necessary home services (housekeeping, yardwork, etc.)
  • Missed wages
  • Pain and suffering

According to Washington State law, victims of medical malpractice are entitled to be compensated for these types of damages (RCW 4.56.250).

Get Started Today – Call Us

If you’re worried about how to pay for your medical bills after a doctor has harmed you, please reach out. Call a Kent medical malpractice lawyer today to schedule a free consultation. Unable to come to the office? Just let us know. We’ll be happy to arrange the appointment at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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