Lacey Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Contact a Lacey medical malpractice lawyer if you have been harmed by a doctor and are wondering if you have legal options. Our attorneys have helped many clients successfully recover compensation for medical malpractice. Thanks to our decades of combined experience, we’ll be able to tell you after a free case review if we think you might be eligible for compensation, too.

However, it’s important to understand upfront that not every medical error is grounds for a lawsuit. Read on to learn a little more how this area of the law works.

Types of Medical Malpractice That Can Happen

Malpractice can occur at any point in the process of getting medical care and can happen at the hands of a variety of professionals.

Here are a few examples of how we’ve seen malpractice occur:

  • Diagnosis Errors. This is one of the more common malpractice scenarios. A doctor may fail to order the right tests or make a misdiagnosis. A patient could miss a critical window for early treatment or undergo unnecessary treatments.
  • Surgical Errors. A surgical error can have long-lasting and even permanent impacts for victims.
  • Prenatal and Childbirth Injuries. Some childbirth injuries mean life-long medical care for the infant.
  • Medication Errors. Some examples include incorrect dosages, patient mix-ups, or a doctor failing to note allergies or other pertinent medical information.

However, just because one of these incidents happened to you, doesn’t mean that pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit is the right move.

When You Should Consider Taking Legal Action

Bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit forward requires a lot of time and money. At Ladenburg Law, we will cover these costs upfront for our clients. This contingency-fee arrangement means more victims get access to the legal representation they need when they need it most. However, it also means that we can’t take every case.

Cases that we’re likely to accept have a few things in common:

  • A clear relationship between you and the person providing you care. Did you consent to receive care from this provider or hospital?
  • The care you received deviated from the standard. In other words, another doctor in the same field would’ve made different choices in your treatment.
  • You were injured because of the doctor’s deviation. You won’t have a case if the doctor made an error, but you weren’t injured. A settlement seeks to pay for the harm you suffered.
  • You incurred damages because of your injury. Damages could include tangible expenses such as hospital stays, corrective surgeries, physical therapy, and lost wages. Damages also include nontangible items like pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment. Most medical malpractice cases will have high damages.

If this list is resonating with you, please contact our offices for a free case review. We recognize that every situation is different, and we’d love to answer all your questions and provide you with targeted legal advice.

Understanding the “Standard of Care”

We mentioned in the last section that in a malpractice case, a doctor deviates from the standard of care. This is a key component to understand because proving your case hinges on it.

According to Washington State Law (RCW 7.70.040), you need to demonstrate that:

The health care provider failed to exercise that degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent health care provider at that time in the profession or class to which he or she belongs, in the state of Washington, acting in the same or similar circumstances.

Part of our work as malpractice lawyers is to investigate the facts of what happened and consult with qualified experts to establish if a breach occurred. This is just another reason why it’s to your advantage to team with us for your malpractice case.

Call for a Free Case Review Now

The first step is to reach out to a Lacey medical malpractice lawyer and request a free case evaluation. One of our lawyers would be happy to speak with you. There’s no risk or obligation, so why not call us today?

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