University Place Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Studies show that medical errors are all too common and may even be a leading cause of death in the United States. Have you been a victim? If so, it’s free to speak with a University Place medical malpractice lawyer about what happened.

A qualified lawyer can investigate the facts of the case and determine what legal options are available to you. Our lawyers offer free case reviews and only charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. In other words, there’s no risk or obligation to reach out and speak with us.

Malpractice in University Place

We tend to think of medical malpractice as happening at the hands of the doctor. But there are many opportunities for errors to happen. Sometimes these errors can have devastating, life upending consequences for victims.

Here are some possible scenarios:

  • Emergency Room Errors. A nurse could improperly triage you or you experience delays in treatment.
  • Medication Errors. Receiving the wrong dosage or medication can have catastrophic consequences.
  • Childbirth Errors. Both mother and baby can experience injury in childbirth if standards are not followed.
  • Diagnostic Errors. Doctors can make the wrong diagnosis if they fail to order the right tests.
  • Claims Against Other Practitioners. Malpractice claims aren’t limited to doctors; nurse practitioners, nurses, and therapists can also make errors.

No matter what happened, if you believe you’ve been a victim, we want to hear from you.

Questions to Consider about Your Malpractice Case

To be clear, not every time something goes awry in a doctor’s office means that a malpractice claim is warranted. Here are a few things to ask yourself:

  1. Had you consented to being treated by the doctor, practitioner, or hospital that provided you care?
  2. Do you feel that the doctor’s care was significantly worse than another doctor would’ve provide you in the same situation?
  3. Did the doctor’s mistake cause you an injury?
  4. Did your injury result in substantial harm, such as missed time from work, permanent scarring or disability, medical care, etc.?

Due to the extensive work involved, malpractice claims can be very time consuming and expensive to bring forward. Our attorneys are happy to help decide if a claim is the right step in your situation.

Deadlines to File Malpractice Claims in Washington

It’s important to understand that you have a limited window of time to file a medical malpractice claim in the state of Washington. In most instances, that deadline is three years. An exception to this is if you discovered the error years later in which case, you’d have one year from the discovery. (For example, if a doctor provided a misdiagnosis or botched a surgery and  you only caught the  error after three years had passed.)

Another good reason to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible is access to evidence. It’s easier to obtain reports, collect witness accounts, and gather other crucial information while it’s still fresh. So please, don’t wait to call us.

We’re Here to Help

Make sure to schedule a free case evaluation with a University Place medical malpractice lawyer today. Unable to make it to the office? Let us know. We’ll send an attorney to your home, hospital, or other desired meet-up spot.

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