The term “medical malpractice” refers to negligence on the part of healthcare providers including doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical personnel in a hospital, clinic or other healthcare facility, that injures the patient. It is distressing to fall victim to medical negligence, especially because patients admitted to a hospital or who visit outpatient centers visit these facilities to heal.
A medical malpractice lawyer from the Holland Law Group can help you exercise legal options available. With law offices on Mercer Island and in Vancouver, our Medical Malpractice attorneys serve Bellevue, Seattle, Tacoma and all cities in Washington State.
We’ll Make Sure Your Medical Malpractice Claim Meets Deadlines
You must file a medical malpractice claim within the statute of limitations or you may be barred from recovery. In Washington, the statute of limitations to bring a medical malpractice claim is three years from the date the negligence occurred, or within one year of when the injury was discovered, or should have been discovered, whichever came later. You may not bring your malpractice case more than eight years after the incident that caused injury.
So if six years passed and you discover the injury, you would have another year to bring your claim. But if eight years passed and you just noticed the injury, you would not be able to file a claim.
Our attorneys will make sure you take legal action within the specified timeframe and will help you build a case that meets all necessary elements to prove malpractice and liability. If you believe a doctor was negligent and caused harm, don’t delay calling us to review your case and legal options.
Our Attorneys Help with All Aspects of Your Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice is a complex field. It requires proving that a medical professional not only was negligent by practicing in a way that other reasonable professionals would not, but also proving that the defendant’s negligence is what caused the injury. This requires sufficient evidence.
Not every case involving a patient who suffered injuries while receiving treatment is eligible for a claim. When we help clients with medical malpractice claims, we examine evidence like medical records and documentation and may seek testimony from medical experts. Negligence without injury and injury without negligence are not sufficient to prove entitlement to damages in a medical malpractice case.
Our malpractice attorneys can help you better understand whether your case satisfies these requirements and will help you throughout the legal process. This means helping clients collect evidence, speaking with expert witnesses, handling legal paperwork and processes, engaging in settlement negations with the defendant, and going to court when necessary.
We Make Sure You Pursue All Medical Malpractice Damages
Damages in medical malpractice cases can vary, depending on case details. Most recover compensation for medical expenses, reduced earning capacity, and/or pain and suffering damages related to medical negligence and resultant injury.
Our firm is committed to ensuring your case lists all damages to which you are entitled and thoroughly proves entitlement to those damages. Seek proper legal representation with Holland Law Group if you are the victim of medical malpractice in Mercer Island or in the surrounding communities.
Injured because of medical malpractice? Call the Holland Law Group!
To identify whether you have a case, speak with a medical malpractice attorney at Holland Law Group. An attorney from our firm will make sure you present a case that establishes negligence, liability and damages so you can move on with your life after a serious injury or illness related to medical neglect.