Tacoma Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice is a tort, or civil wrongdoing. It is not a crime. Yet, medical malpractice still gives thousands of patients the right to file claims and seek compensation throughout the U.S. every year. Patients can file civil claims demanding payments for their damages as victims of medical malpractice. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we go up against health care defendants on behalf of medical malpractice plaintiffs in Tacoma and throughout Washington. If you believe you have a claim, find out how we can help.
What Makes Us the Right Law Firm for You?
- We have over 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury and medical malpractice law. Our trial attorneys know how to maximize results for clients in Washington.
- We have successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in positive client settlements and verdicts. This includes a $3.5 million settlement for a birth injury during a VBAC delivery.
- We do not charge any legal fees for Tacoma medical malpractice cases until and unless we win the case. If we lose, you do not pay. If we win, we bill the award we won on your behalf – never you directly.
Why Pay for Legal Representation?
Protect your rights when going up against a powerful defendant such as a hospital in Tacoma by hiring an attorney. The right lawyer can give you confidence and peace of mind throughout the medical malpractice claim process, keeping you informed of the status of your lawsuit every step of the way. Your lawyer can stop an insurance claims adjuster from convincing you to settle for a lowball value the company has come up with to save itself money. Your lawyer can renegotiate with the adjuster on your behalf for a fair and reasonable compensation amount.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when the professional in charge of a patient’s care violates a legal or ethical duty, resulting in patient harm. Medical malpractice is a civil wrongdoing that gives injured patients grounds to file lawsuits in Washington. Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC helps patients bring claims against health care providers in Tacoma, including individual physicians and hospital systems, for many types of medical malpractice.
- Birth injuries
- Mistakes during surgery
- Medication prescribing errors
- Failure to treat
- Diagnostic mistakes
- Hospital/ER negligence
- Medical product liability
- Unsanitary premises
- Hiring or training problems
If a health care provider or facility’s actions (or omissions) injured you and someone under similar circumstances would have done something differently, the provider might be liable for your damages. Determine liability for your recent injury or a loved one’s death with assistance from our attorneys. We can investigate potential medical malpractice claims for signs of negligence.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim in Tacoma?
To have a claim, you must have all the right elements: duty of care according to medical standards, breach of duty of care, causation for the injury and compensable damages. You must also have evidence that proves your allegations to be more likely true than not true. Evidence often comes in the form of hired medical experts. Your lawyer has to file your claim within three years of the malpractice or one year of injury discovery for a valid lawsuit. These are just some of the many laws our lawyers can help you with as your representatives during a Tacoma medical malpractice suit.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
Medical malpractice is a complicated practice area for claimants to navigate. Bringing a cause of action for medical malpractice can be easier with guidance from Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC. We can also improve your odds of obtaining fair and full financial compensation from the defendant(s). Protect yourself with a legal advocate, starting today. Contact us for a free consultation. Our lawyers can stand in your corner from start to finish. Call our Tacoma medical malpractice lawyers now at (503) 226-6361 to discuss how we can help.