Ridgefield Hospital Infection Attorney
Preventing infection can be difficult enough without an issue such as a negligent health care practitioner or hospital compromising patient care. If anyone involved in a patient’s regimen or care breaches industry standards, this could drastically increase the risk of the patient developing an infection. Fighting for compensation could lead to financial assistance to pay for medical bills and other damages during this difficult time. Find out if you have a legal cause of action during a free consultation at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC.
Why Choose Our Attorneys?
- We have spent years developing our skills, learning proven legal techniques and gathering experience to better help our clients.
- We believe in trial by jury. Our attorneys are not afraid to take hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes and other entities to trial in Clark County.
- We take Ridgefield hospital infection and other medical malpractice claims on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us fees unless we win your case.
When to Hire an Attorney
It is important to talk to a lawyer as the victim of hospital negligence of any kind, including if you or a loved one acquired an infection. If you believe a nurse, physician or medical center as a whole should have done more to prevent the development of your infection – including sepsis, staph, C. diff, E. coli and hepatitis – hire an attorney to represent you during claim negotiations. Your lawyer can help you fight for maximum compensation.
Do You Have a Claim Against the Hospital?
You might have grounds for a medical negligence claim against Ridgefield Clinic, Legacy Hospital Salmon Creek Medical Center, The Recovery Village or another nearby hospital if you or an attorney can prove that the center or one of its employees caused or negligently failed to prevent your infection. The burden of proving a medical malpractice claim rests with you, the plaintiff. It will be up to your side of the case to show enough evidence to convince a judge or jury of the defendant’s liability.
First, your lawyer will need to establish that you were a patient of the hospital and/or doctor in question at the time of the alleged malpractice. This will establish the parameters of the defendant’s duty of care to you. Then, you will need proof of the defendant’s negligence, or breach of the accepted medical standards of care. Next, your lawyer must show a causal connection between the defendant’s breach of duty and the infection you acquired. Finally, your lawyer will prove the existence of damages, or losses you have due to the infection.
If your lawyer succeeds in proving that you have a valid medical malpractice claim for a hospital infection, the courts in Clark County may award you compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages.
- Lost income from taking medical leave at work
- Disability costs, if applicable
- Past and future medical treatments
- Medications and medical devices
- Physical pain and mental anguish
- Legal expenses and personal costs
- Punitive damages
The total award amount you might receive for your damages depends on the nature of the event and injury. A lawyer from Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can help you understand what your case might be worth in Ridgefield. Then, your lawyer can help you fight for maximum compensation using proven negotiation strategies.
Contact a Hospital Infection Lawyer in Ridgefield, WA
If you caught an infection during a recent stay at a hospital in Ridgefield, Washington, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers immediately. Contacting a medical malpractice lawyer can help you learn your rights and what to expect from a lawsuit regarding a hospital-acquired infection. Your attorney may be able to help you in the fight for compensation. Find out if you have a claim today. Call (503) 226-6361 for a free consultation.