Ridgefield Medical Negligence Attorney
Medical negligence is a serious threat to the health and safety of patients around the world. It is the failure of a health care provider to meet the expected standards of care for the industry. It can refer to a hospital providing low-quality care or a doctor making a thoughtless error during the treatment of a patient. If medical negligence causes patient injuries, victims have the right to file lawsuits requesting compensation in Washington. Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can help people in Ridgefield with medical negligence and malpractice claims. Call (503) 226-6361 today for a free consultation.
Why Hire Us?
- We provide personal attention to each client by carefully limiting our caseload. Our lawyers are always fair, honest and respectful of clients’ wishes.
- We bring more than 100 combined years of legal experience to each medical negligence case we handle.
- We can bring challenging and complex medical negligence claims in Clark County to trial if we believe this will deliver superior results.
- We do not charge clients anything to take on Ridgefield medical negligence claims unless and until we win their cases.
How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Claim
Medical negligence can cause serious and debilitating injuries. Filing a claim could help you get your life back on track. Contacting an attorney at the beginning of your lawsuit can give you an experienced professional to handle processes such as determining the defendant, collecting evidence and filing your claim before Washington’s deadline. While you concentrate on recovering from your injuries, your lawyer can make sure your claim meets all applicable rules and requirements. An attorney can also safeguard you from parties that may try to take advantage of you during the claims process, such as insurance companies.
Examples of Medical Negligence
Medical negligence can describe many failures, omissions and mistakes by a health care practitioner that someone else in the same position reasonably would not have committed. If you are unsure whether your situation qualifies you for a medical malpractice claim, ask an attorney for a professional opinion. Our attorneys handle many types of medical negligence claims in Ridgefield.
- Failure to correctly diagnose a condition
- Failure to treat
- Lack of proper patient care
- Lack of informed consent
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Drug prescription or administration errors
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Unsanitary premises
- Defective medical products
It is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as you suspect medical negligence played a role in you or a loved one’s injury or illness. Fast action can help a lawyer gather evidence while it is still available, as well as improve the chances of your claim meeting critical deadlines. Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can help clients with all types of medical negligence and malpractice claims in Washington.
Can You Obtain Compensation?
Hospitals are often vicariously liable for the negligence of its employees. This could mean nurses, receptionists, assistants and employed doctors. Many physicians, however, are independent contractors. In these cases, the negligent doctor might be personally liable for damages. Either way, someone else may owe your family compensation for causing your avoidable injury, illness, hospital infection, or a loved one’s death.
If your lawyer can prove another party’s responsibility for causing your damages, you could receive reimbursement. Past and future medical bills, lost income, lost quality of life, physical pain, emotional suffering, and legal expenses are all compensable damages under Washington’s civil laws. Ask our attorneys what your medical negligence claim might be worth today.
Contact a Ridgefield Medical Negligence Attorney
Our lawyers have helped hundreds of clients bring medical malpractice claims throughout Washington. We use our resources, connections, knowledge and experience to help clients fight for maximum compensatory awards from health care providers. Find out how we may be able to help you as the victim of medical negligence. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.