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Bellevue Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Like anyone else, doctors sometimes make mistakes. Unfortunately, doctors’ mistakes may lead to the injury of a patient. Even if an injury occurs, such mistakes are not always medical malpractice. However, if a doctor’s treatment does not follow with the accepted standard of treatment, or shows a lack of skill and training, the patient may sue for medical malpractice. If you or a loved one think you have experienced medical malpractice in Bellevue, contact Greg Colburn. Our Bellevue medical malpractice attorneys will pursue your medical malpractice case with every resource available to us. Regardless of the nature of your injuries, we believe medical patients should receive the standard of care promised by a medical facility. We will work for you to ensure we settle your case fairly. Contact us to request a no-obligation consultation and discuss your next steps.
Why Choose Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers
- Over the years, Colburn Law has successfully settled personal injury and malpractice lawsuits numbering in the hundreds, securing compensation for our clients.
- Our Bellevue injury lawyers have experienced personal injury situations ourselves; above all, we understand the setbacks and difficulties you are facing, and will meet at any location and at any time convenient to your recovery.
- We will not charge you unless we win your case – as a result, all risk for pursuing your case rests on Colburn Law.
Pursuing medical malpractice litigation can be a lengthy, complicated process. Review of the physician’s actions usually requires expert testimony to define the standard of care as well as to determine whether the actions were in keeping with that standard. Additional review of your medical records will reveal whether the physician anticipated the outcome of his or her actions, and whether any negligence directly resulted in your injuries. Hiring a lawyer allows an experienced professional to handle the details of your case while you recover from your injuries.
Is Someone Liable for Your Damages?
To prove medical malpractice in the state of Washington, you must first prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed between you and the physician. If a doctor-patient relationship existed, the doctor must provide treatment within the accepted standard of care for the circumstances at the time of treatment. Your attorney must prove that the doctor was careless to the extent that he or she did not meet the standard of care. If carelessness led directly to your injuries, you must prove that the injuries caused you physical and financial damages. If that is proven, the doctor must compensate you for the damages incurred.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is as diverse as the conditions that led to the patient’s hospitalization in the first place. However, several types of malpractice occur more frequently than others, including:
- Misdiagnosis. If a physician inaccurately diagnoses your condition, you may incur injuries as the result of receiving the wrong treatments or missing the proper treatments that lessen the effects of your injuries or illness.
- Surgical errors. Surgical errors can consist of a surgeon removing the wrong organ, not removing a diseased or damaged organ, or mistakes during the anesthesia or closing-up procedures.
- Birth injuries. Medical malpractice injuries often result from childbirth issues, which harm the most fragile among us.
- Medication and other errors. Errors in the proper prescribing of medications can result in patients erroneously taking the wrong medication or overdosing on the right one. Other negligence in dental practices, nursing homes, and other errors can lead to medical malpractice as well.