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