When a patient receives the wrong treatment, the results can be devastating. They may suffer from side effects or live with permanent outcomes which could have been prevented. If it’s a case of delayed medical treatment, a patient’s illness can progress to a more severe or even deadly level.
If this sounds like your story, our medical malpractice attorneys would like you to call us. At Ladenburg Law, we’ve served clients for decades in Tacoma, Lakewood, Olympia and surrounding areas. Read on to learn more how we can assist you during this difficult time.
Here are some examples of improper or delayed medical treatment.
This list is not exhaustive. There are many other ways patients have received the wrong kind of treatment.
It’s understandable that you feel confused why you received the wrong treatment in the first place. While these drastic errors are inexcusable, here are some of the reasons why things go wrong:
It’s not unusual for more than one mistake to happen. For instance, a hospital may be under-staffed, so a tired doctor fails to order the correct test for a patient. The patient is then misdiagnosed and prescribed an unnecessary medication. Meanwhile, his true illness progresses.
Not every medical error is cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit. As experienced medical malpractice lawyers serving the Puget Sound (internal link here), here is what we look for:
The only way to know for certain what your best legal options are is to call us at 253.272.5226.
There are several reasons it’s important to have a good attorney on your side when it comes to medical malpractice cases. Even if it’s obvious that your injury was the direct result of delayed or improper treatment, expect a fight to get compensation. The attorneys representing doctors will do all they can to discredit your claim to protect – or get it thrown out altogether. Besides this, if you miss a critical deadline or procedure, your claim could get thrown out. These are complicated cases. Please, don’t go it alone.
Here is what we offer our malpractice clients:
You risk nothing by calling our office and having us review your case. You risk much more by trying to go it alone.
When it comes to improper or delayed medical treatment cases, it’s important that you call us right away. In the State of Washington, there are key deadlines we must follow, or your case can be dismissed. Don’t let that happen to you.
At Ladenburg Law, our goal is to help take some of the burden off your plate so you can focus on your healing. Call us today at 253.272.5226 for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation about your case.