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Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Spokane, WA Helps Victims

Seeking compensation for patients whose medical treatments caused more damage

Medical malpractice affects many patients and their families and can have temporary and permanent consequences. Seeking the representation of qualified attorneys to assist in filing a claim for healthcare negligence or intentional misconduct can provide much-needed relief during this overwhelming time. Peltram Law Offices diligently represents patients and their families in medical malpractice cases in Washington.

What is medical malpractice?

Patients put their trust in doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to examine, diagnose and treat their ailments. When this trust is broken by negligent or intentional misconduct, the law provides recourse for those suffering the consequences, including severe physical pain and even death. Common types of medical malpractice claims include:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a patient’s symptoms
  • Treatment for the wrong ailment or illness
  • Injuries occurring during birth, including Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy and brachial plexus palsy
  • Medical error during emergency care
  • Failure to warn patient of known risks associated with treatments
  • Death caused by improper diagnosis or treatment

Who may be held liable for medical malpractice?

Lawyers representing clients in medical malpractice claims seek compensation for medical and healthcare services that led to unnecessarily prolonging a patient’s treatment, temporary or permanent bodily injuries or even death. To initiate a medical malpractice claim in Washington, a patient or legal representative must show the following:

  • The healthcare provider failed to follow the accepted standard of care.
  • The healthcare provider’s failure caused injury.
  • The patient did not consent to the treatment that caused the injury.

Patients can bring medical malpractice claims during or after examination, diagnosis or treatment.

In addition, the hospital and hospital staff, other medical professionals and facilities and practitioners of the healing arts can also be subject to liability if they fail to exercise a degree of skill, care and learning commensurate with others in the same profession and which causes a patient’s injury. A lawyer skilled in medical malpractice can be an effective ally in a related lawsuit.

How much can I receive from my medical malpractice claim?

Damages awarded for medical malpractice claims vary depending on the severity of the injuries. The court may award compensation for economic and noneconomic damages. Peltram Law Offices can estimate your damages based on our experience of the following:

  • Economic damages — Expenses the injured party incurred and will incur as a result of medical malpractice, including medical bills, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
  • Noneconomic damages — Intangible injuries, including severe pain, emotional distress, loss of consortium and loss of enjoyment of life.

It should be noted that there is no limit on the amount of noneconomic damages a victim can recover in the state of Washington.

Let us help you if you suffered injuries caused by a doctor’s negligence or misconduct in the state of Washington

Relying on an experienced and dedicated attorney based in Spokane to pursue your claim can provide patients and families much-needed relief. Peltram Law Offices works on a contingency fee basis and offers free initial consultations for all personal injury cases, including medical malpractice. Call 509-624-4922 or send us a message online to schedule your appointment.