Thurston County Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What happens when your doctor’s treatment leaves you worse off than before? You might be wondering if you’ve just been the victim of medical malpractice. This area of the law can be complicated, so we highly recommend you reach out to an experienced Thurston County medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation.

During that initial meeting, we’ll hear what happened to you and provide you with free legal advice about your case. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, so we if we take your case, you’ll only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement.

Common Medical Malpractice Scenarios

Not every poor medical outcome is the result of malpractice. Doctors acting in good faith may still make mistakes or your body may not respond well to treatment. However, there are times when the care you’ve received is so out of line with what you should’ve received that a claim may be warranted. A medical malpractice claim seeks to acknowledge damages you’ve faced, both physical and financial.

Here are some common scenarios of how malpractice can occur:

  • Misdiagnosis: An incorrect diagnosis means you might have received the wrong treatment or missed a critical window of treatment for the condition you actually have.
  • Birth Injuries: Injuries during childbirth and delivery can have permanent and devasting consequences.
  • Prescription Drug Errors: There are several opportunities for things to go wrong when it comes to medicine. A doctor can prescribe the wrong medicine or dose or fail to note an allergy. Responsibility can also lay on a nurse or pharmacist who administers a drug incorrectly.
  • Surgical Errors: From incorrect anesthesia dosages to botched surgeries, serious mistakes can be made in operating rooms.

This list isn’t exhaustive. If you believe a doctor has made a careless mistake that has harmed your health, reach out to us.

Working with a Personal Injury Attorney on a Medical Malpractice Claim

Malpractice claims are expensive, time-consuming, and complex to bring to trial. The process is not easy or simple and makes it difficult for victims to access justice. Here are a few reasons to work with a personal injury attorney on your claim:

  • We understand the process and can make sure it’s done correctly and on time
  • We have access to medical professionals and other expert witnesses to build your case
  • We have courtroom experience and know-how to aggressively argue your case before a jury or judge

When it comes to malpractice claims, we do not recommend you go it alone. Doctors and hospitals will come to the table with their attorneys; make sure you have representation too.

Damages in a Medical Malpractice Claim

In the State of Washington, a victim of personal injury can claim two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Let’s briefly examine both (RCW 4.56.250).

Economic Damages include the tangible expenses you’ve faced because of your injury. Examples include hospital bills, physical therapy, doctor visits, corrective surgeries, and missed time from work. If you’ve been unable to clean your house or walk the dog and had to pay someone to help, this would also be considered an economic damage.

Non-economic Damages are the intangible expenses. These damages are every bit as real as hospital bills, but harder to put a value on. Examples include pain, suffering, shifts in your key relationships, disruptions to your previous lifestyle, and disfigurement.

One of our skilled attorneys can help discover what your damages have been and what similar victims have been awarded in cases like yours. This helps form the basis for the potential value of your claim.

Call Us Today

The best way to know if you have a case is to call a Thurston County medical malpractice attorney and schedule a free evaluation meeting. One of our attorneys can meet with you at your home or hospital if you’re unable to make it to the office. Just let us know how we can accommodate you.

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