Lakewood Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Have you been injured because of a doctor’s carelessness? If so, a Lakewood medical malpractice lawyer from our team can help.

The family-owned firm at Ladenburg Law has decades of experience helping victims recoup their losses after medical malpractice. For professional help, speak with a knowledgeable attorney today.

Proving Medical Malpractice in Lakewood

It’s important to understand that not every medical error is grounds for a lawsuit. When evaluating cases, our attorneys consider the following:

  • Did the doctor fail to provide the level of care his or her colleagues would have in the same situation?
  • Can it be proven that the doctor’s actions caused the injury?
  • Was the victim’s injury severe or permanent?

If the answer to these three questions is “yes,” a medical malpractice lawsuit might be the next step. However, note that it’s often difficult and time consuming to file a medical malpractice claim. So, we recommend you involve a lawyer who can help meet the burden of proof (RCW 7.70.030).

Understanding Liability in a Medical Malpractice Case

The party responsible for your injury depends on what happened to you and who owed you the duty of care.

For instance, a responsible party could include:

  • Physicians
  • Hospitals or medical facilities
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Pharmacies or pharmacists

Sometimes, there may be more than one responsible party. After a careful investigation, our attorneys will be able to determine who to pursue in seeking fair compensation for your injuries.

Settlement Amounts in Medical Malpractice Cases

Our attorneys in Lakewood have seen a wide range in settlement amounts in medical malpractice cases. Several factors can impact the value of your case including severity of injury, medical costs incurred, and lifestyle impact. For instance, we’d expect to see a higher claim value if a victim was permanently injured because of their injury and unable to return to work.

In addition to recovering medical expenses and lost wages, you are also eligible to be compensated for pain and suffering. We refer to these as non-economic damages.

When we meet for a free consultation, we’ll want to hear all the ways the injury has impacted your life. This will help us better understand the potential value of your claim, and if a medical malpractice lawsuit might be the next step.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated and time-consuming to bring to trial. When a Lakewood medical malpractice lawyer from our team, you can rest assured you’re working with attorneys who understand the process and have a proven track record of winning settlements.

The first step is to call us to schedule a free consultation. From there, we work on a contingency basis, which means you only pay us if we win you a settlement. Our attorneys are happy to meet you at your home or hospital if you can’t make it into the office. When you call, please let us know how we can accommodate you.

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