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Doctors have a serious responsibility to treat their patients with care. If you or a loved one fell victim to a negligent doctor, our medical malpractice attorneys in Seattle may be able to help.

Our team can confront the party responsible for your Seattle injury and fight to ensure that you receive everything you need to pay bills, support your loved ones, and begin to rebuild. For a free, no-risk case review, call Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344 today.

Compensation for Medical Malpractice Injuries in Seattle

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Through a lawsuit, you could be compensated for both your economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses refer to the money you spent or could not earn because of your injury, such as:

  • Lost income: This includes any money you could not earn while you received medical treatments or did not feel strong enough to perform your regular job duties. Lost income could also include lost benefits, such as health insurance.
  • Lost employment: In some cases, your boss may fire you for being unable to work or perform the same duties you did before. Or if you are permanently disabled, you may have to retire earlier than you planned.
  • Medical expenses: Treating medical malpractice injuries often costs a lot of money. If the injury and its effects are stressful, you could also receive reimbursement for any mental health treatment you undergo.
  • Other expenses: Did you hire someone to help you around the house or take care of your children during your treatment? You can seek reimbursement for those costs in a lawsuit.

Non-economic losses are very different. They refer to the physical and emotional toll of your injury, such as:

  • Reduced quality of life: When you can no longer play with your kids or enjoy your favorite hobbies, your life may be less happy and fulfilling than it was before.
  • Pain and suffering: If your injury was very painful, it might continue to cause disruptive symptoms for a long time. You may also have experienced adverse mental health symptoms due to the trauma of your accident or injury.
  • Disability: Some disabilities are temporary, such as those caused by severe muscle strain. Others, such as those involving amputation, are permanent. Either way, you could collect damages.

Wrongful Death After Medical Malpractice

Have you lost a loved one to medical malpractice in Seattle? If so, we are deeply sorry for your loss. The team at Herschensohn Law may be able to ease your family’s burden by seeking compensation for things like:

  • Loss of financial support: If the deceased person was the breadwinner in your family, we can fight for compensation for the amount they would have earned throughout the remainder of their career.
  • Funeral expenses: Laying a loved one to rest can be very expensive. Filing a lawsuit could compel the liable party to cover those costs.
  • Pre-death pain and suffering: This refers to any physical pain or mental anguish (such as fear) that your loved one suffered prior to their passing. They should never have had to suffer that way, and you could be compensated for their distress.

File for Medical Malpractice Compensation Before Time Runs Out

Whether you are filing a personal injury case or a wrongful death case in Seattle, your time to do so is limited. Per RCW § 4.16.080, you must start your case within three years of the injury or the death of your loved one.

The sooner you get in touch with our medical malpractice attorneys serving Seattle, the sooner we can start protecting your rights by:

  • Collecting evidence: By reviewing medical records, witness testimonies, and more, we can figure out who committed malpractice and how much they should pay you.
  • Being the middleman: When you talk to opposing parties by yourself, they may trick you into accepting inadequate compensation or saying something “incriminating.” We can do the talking for you in person, over the phone, and through legal paperwork.
  • Negotiating a settlement: If the negligent doctor’s insurer is willing to negotiate, we can sit down with them and persuade them to pay what you need, not what they want to pay.
  • Going to court: Our firm is not afraid to go to trial if we have to do so. Sometimes, simply stating our intention to go to court is enough to convince the insurer to settle. If not, we can present your case in front of a jury and fight for the compensation you deserve.
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Examples of Medical Malpractice

Before you file a case, you should know that there are differences between medical malpractice and negative medical outcomes. The examples below may help you better understand these two concepts:

  • You complain to your doctor about serious pain. They dismiss your complaints and do not order tests or treatment until it is almost too late. This is malpractice: your doctor could and should have done more to help you.
  • A doctor diagnoses your loved one’s condition promptly and works closely with them to choose an appropriate treatment regimen, but your loved one dies anyway. This is a negative outcome, not malpractice: the doctor did everything they were supposed to do.
  • Your doctor prescribes you medication for your condition. They fail to warn you about potential side effects and contraindications, and you develop a serious condition as a result. This is malpractice: they neglected to do their job properly, and you paid the price.

If you are unsure if your case counts as malpractice, a member of our team is waiting to assist you. Anyone who calls our number can learn more about their case over the phone for no charge.

Herschensohn Law Is Here for Seattle Residents

At this difficult time, you want a law firm you can trust to treat you with compassion while fighting vigorously for the compensation you need. Herschensohn Law would like to be that firm for you.

Call (206) 588-4344 so we can start on your case as quickly as possible. Our medical malpractice attorneys serving Seattle charge no attorney’s fees up front. You only pay if and when we win compensation for you.

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

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