Seattle Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice can interfere with a patient’s ability to receive high-quality care and recover from an injury or illness. It can lead to a worsened prognosis due to a patient not receiving the care he or she needs, or it could create new injuries from a health care provider’s negligence. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, our medical malpractice lawyers help patients who have suffered due to the negligence of medical professionals. If this sounds like you or a loved one, please contact us for a free legal consultation. Civil law may entitle you to compensation.
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
- We understand what our clients are going through. We take a personal, one-on-one approach to medical malpractice law.
- We have trial lawyers who are not afraid of going up against major health care providers in Seattle in pursuit of maximum compensation for clients.
- We can put our more than 100 collective years of legal experience to good use for you during your medical malpractice claim.
- We advocate for victims during Seattle medical malpractice claims on a contingency fee basis, with no fees upfront, ever.
About Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice is the failure of someone in the health care industry – either an individual or establishment – to meet the accepted standards of patient care. The medical industry has strict and specific standards in terms of quality of care. If anyone breaches these standards or violates a duty owed, patients can suffer the consequences. A medical malpractice claim refers to a legal cause of action brought by a patient against one or more entities responsible for his or her harm. Medical malpractice lawsuits demand reparation from the at-fault party in the form of financial compensation.
In Washington, patients have three years to file medical malpractice claims according to the state’s statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a law restricting how long claimants have to file. If you do not discover the malpractice until later, you have three years from the date of discovery to file. Washington also has a mandatory mediation program for medical malpractice lawsuits. You must undergo mediation before taking your claim to trial. Mediation can extend your statute of limitations to file a lawsuit by one year. Work with our attorneys to make sure you submit your claim on time. We can also represent you during mediation if desired.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs in doctor’s offices, hospitals, surgical centers and other health care facilities around the country every day. You might be the victim of medical malpractice if you believe the physician or provider in charge of your care did something (or failed to do something) that someone else in his or her position would not have and that this is what caused your injury.
- Diagnostic mistakes
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Poor patient care
- Surgical and anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Brain injury
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Medication mistakes
- Defective medical devices
Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC has helped clients with a wide range of medical malpractice case types throughout Washington. We can help if medical malpractice caused a catastrophic or disabling injury or if you are filing on behalf of a deceased loved one. Our lawyers have everything you need for a strong claim to damages. Discuss whether your doctor’s mistake qualifies as medical malpractice with our lawyers today.
Contact a Seattle Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice claims in Washington are notoriously complicated. It can be difficult to win a case against a rich and powerful health care organization as an individual patient. Hiring a lawyer can greatly improve your odds of securing fair compensation. With our assistance, you may be able to obtain a fair award for your past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Contact us today for a free consultation about your Seattle medical malpractice claim.