What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is when injury or death occurs as a result of a preventable error made by a medical professional through their negligent care. There are many circumstances in which malpractice can happen such as surgery, routine office procedures, and mistreatment for known allergies. In order for malpractice to be proven, a medical malpractice attorney must prove that the care delivered did not conform to accepted standards and procedures, and that such care resulted in injury or death of the patient.
Medical Malpractice Statistics
The statistics on preventable medical errors in the U.S. are staggering. If you know of someone who is believed to be a victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence, it is important to speak to an attorney that specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. In Washington, victims or their survivors may seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages in a malpractice case. Economic damages are for lost wages or earning capacity, as well as your medical costs. Non-economic damages are for pain and suffering due to your injuries. Washington does not limit the amount of damages you may seek, but there is a statute of limitations regarding the time in which you may pursue a case.
The time to research, prepare and argue a medical malpractice case is very time consuming. It requires resources such as experts to testify, medical evaluation of the case, financial review for loss of future earnings, among many other issues. The medical malpractice attorneys at Tario & Associates have over 30 years of experience helping victims and their families recover damages. While no amount of money will restore or bring back someone who is injured or has died, financial recourse can assist greatly with the costs associated with such an event.
If you were injured because of medical negligence or lost a loved one due to a preventable medical error, you have enough to deal with. Let an experienced medical malpractice attorney fight for justice on your behalf. It is not uncommon to receive a settlement from the insurance company that is five to ten times larger with the help of a medical negligence lawyer. Call the most experienced practicing medical malpractice attorneys Bellingham has at Tario & Associates, P.S. today for a FREE consultation! We have been representing people injured by medical negligence in Whatcom County, Skagit County, Island County and Snohomish County since 1979. You will pay nothing up front and no attorney fees at all unless we recover damages for you!