When Naturopathic Doctors Exceed Their Limits
Medical negligence can occur in any medical field, including alternative medicine. While naturopathy certainly has benefits, it also has limits. When doctors exceed those limits, it can result in serious harm to a patient.
At Perey Law Group, our lawyers help victims of naturopathic medicine negligence recover fair compensation. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington.
Failure to Properly Treat a Serious Condition
In the field of alternative medicine, medical negligence usually comes from a naturopath who fails to recognize the limits of their practice.
The fact of the matter is that natural medicine is not the appropriate treatment for many medical conditions. A doctor in this field needs to be able to recognize when it is necessary to send a patient somewhere else.
Herbal medicines and natural remedies will not cure cancer. They cannot stop heart attacks and are not an acceptable treatment for life threatening conditions such as acute asthma. When a patient goes to a doctor of naturopathy with these types of conditions, that patient should be promptly sent to an emergency room or a specialist who can provide proven treatments for the condition. If the naturopath fails to do this, they should be held responsible for the damage that is caused as a result.
Proving Medical Negligence
In these cases, a doctor will argue that no negligence was involved. If negligence was a factor, our attorneys know how to prove it.
We have a vast network of medical professionals that we can turn to, medical professionals who can testify in front of a jury that what the naturopath did, or failed to do, was simply wrong. Our use of experts is often a critical step in these medical negligence cases.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in naturopath negligence cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in getting compensation in your naturopathy medical malpractice case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or fill out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.