When a Doctor’s Negligence Causes Harm
The most recent data shows that 98,000 people are harmed or killed due to medical errors or negligence. That is equivalent to a jet liner crash every single day. Although medical negligence has reached epidemic proportions, most people do not seek a lawyer, because the hospitals and their insurance companies do not tell the patients the truth. Quick analysis by a law firm like the Perey Law Group is necessary to find the truth.
What happens when a doctor hurts a patient? If the harm is due to negligence on the doctor’s part, the patient has the right to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
At Perey Law Group, our attorneys help victims of doctor negligence seek full compensation. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington in these cases.
Taking Action Against All Types of Negligent Doctors
The term “doctor” is actually fairly broad. Most commonly, “doctor” refers to a medical doctor (MD). However, “doctor” can also refer to doctors of osteopathy (DO), naturopathic doctors (ND), doctors of chiropractic medicine (DCM), oral surgeons, (DMD), and doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM). All of these doctors, if they act negligently, can cause harm to a patient.
Our lawyers are prepared to take action against any type of doctor in a medical malpractice case.
What Qualifies as Doctor Negligence?
One of the challenges in these cases is determining whether a doctor was negligent or not. To determine this, we look at whether the doctor violated the commonly held standard of care. In other words, did the doctor do something other than what a reasonably prudent doctor would have done in that situation? Did the doctor fail to do something that any other doctor would have done?
Many cases involve a doctor failing to do something that should have been done. Often, this results in misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of a serious medical problem, such as:
Of course, failure to diagnose leads to failure to treat. Failure to treat leads to a condition becoming worse and, sometimes, reaching the point at which it can no longer be treated.
Other common forms of doctor negligence include:
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Hospital errors
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in medical malpractice cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in getting compensation in your doctor negligence case.
Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.