Washington Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When you receive treatment from a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect they won’t make a serious mistake. Doctors, nurses, and the people who run hospitals are highly trained and there are several safeguards designed to prevent accidents from happening.
Unfortunately, a staggering number of medical errors are committed in this country every year. According to one estimate, over 250,000 patients die annually as a result of medical malpractice.
The award-winning attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have recovered record-breaking verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout the United States. Call (877) 433-3906 today if you or a loved one has suffered serious harm due to medical malpractice in Washington.
We offer a no-cost initial consultation.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, or anyone who works for a hospital or medical services provider. A negligent action may include any type of behavior that deviates from the standard of care.
When a medical professional commits a negligent act that is a cause of injury, that is medical malpractice. To win a malpractice case, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove the following:
- A professional relationship existed.
- The other party was negligent.
- The negligent action is a cause of injury or harm.
There is also a three-year statute of limitations for initiating a medical malpractice case.
If a patient discovers an act of negligence after the statute of limitations has expired, you still have one year to file a claim. For example, if a patient finds out that a doctor left a medical device behind but not until several years after that surgery was performed, the patient would still be able to pursue a medical malpractice case.
The experienced trial lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. won’t back down from anybody. We’ve won major settlements from some of the largest hospital corporations in America, and we’ve gone up against some of the most prestigious law firms.
Our Washington medical malpractice attorneys use relentless preparation to build a strong case, and we know how to present complex legal issues to a jury. When it comes to winning in court, we have a solid record of success.
If you or a loved one was harmed by the substandard performance of a medical practitioner, a medical group or facility, a pharmaceutical company, or the manufacturer of a medical device, Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has the talent and resources to handle your case. We’ve won impressive settlements for our clients in the following types of cases:
- Doctor error
- Nursing error
- Hospital error
- Surgical error
- Diagnosis error
- Prescription error
- Anesthesia error
- LASIK surgery error
- Blood pressure medication error
- Federal Tort Claims (FTCA)
- Birth injuries
- Shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus
- Defective medical devices
- Chiropractic malpractice and strokes
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Delayed stroke diagnosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Lock-in syndrome
Medical malpractice cases may result in death, loss of limb, reduced quality of life, and a lifetime of suffering. In such cases, no monetary reward could ever replace what a patient and their family has lost. But our lawyers can win you a settlement that will cover the cost of your medical treatment and compensate you for the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Home care and personal assistance
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Wheelchair ramps and vehicle lifts
- Wrongful death
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we take on a limited number of cases involving clients who have been severely harmed. We provide a substantial level of attention to all our clients.
We hold negligent people responsible for the damage they inflict on others. Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.