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