Like most people, you rely on doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare providers and facilities to provide you with proper care when you need it. It can be frustrating, stressful, and frightening when the care you receive makes your condition even worse.
Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths every year. If you or a loved one were injured due to a medical error, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party.
With a Tacoma medical malpractice lawyer on your side, you can focus on your recovery while fighting for the compensation you deserve. To learn more, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 641-8998 to schedule a free consultation.
Creating a Foundation for Your Medical Malpractice Claim
If you were harmed or lost a loved one due to a medical error, you must prove two important factors to create the foundation for your medical malpractice claim. According to Revised Code of Washington § 7.70.040, your claim must include these elements:
- Your health care provider failed to meet the accepted standard of care
- Their failure to meet that standard of care was the cause of your injuries
A Tacoma medical malpractice lawyer can help you prove the required elements of your claim and pursue the at-fault party for financial compensation. Your lawyer can also assign a monetary value to your claim and ensure that you meet the state’s statute of limitations. According to Revised Code of Washington § 4.16.350, you are generally entitled to three years to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice.
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Compile Documents and Evidence That Support Your Claim
Building a solid claim for medical malpractice means compiling the necessary evidence to support your claim. According to Revised Code of Washington § 7.70.050, the evidence in your case file must prove that:
- You were not fully informed of the “material fact or facts” relating to the treatment you received.
- You consented or agreed to the treatment without being fully informed of these facts.
- You would not have agreed to the treatment had you been appropriately informed of these facts.
- You were injured by the treatment you received.
Proving these elements can be time-consuming and difficult on your own. When a Tacoma medical malpractice lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC represents you, they will work hard to prove these elements and determine an accurate monetary value for compensation. Contact us today for more information.
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Attempt to Recover Your Expenses and Losses
When you or a loved one are injured due to a medical error, you can spend months or even years recovering and working to restore your health. In addition to the time you may be forced to miss from work, you can be left with a stack of steadily increasing medical bills and other injury-related expenses and losses.
You can attempt to recoup these costs by filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party. Revised Code of Washington § 4.56.250 entitles you to potentially recoup the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future loss of earnings
- Coverage for necessary in-home services
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Physical disability or disfigurement
If a loved one died due to medical malpractice, you may also be able to recoup funeral and burial costs.
A Tacoma medical malpractice lawyer can review the total financial impact of your injuries and help ensure that no expense is overlooked in your pursuit of financial recovery.
Seek Financial Recovery Right Away
Time is an important factor in a medical malpractice lawsuit. As mentioned above, Revised Code of Washington § 4.16.350 gives you three years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you fail to file your lawsuit on time, you risk not being able to file it at all. When that happens, the at-fault party can no longer be legally compelled to compensate you for your injuries or pay your injury-related expenses.
A Tacoma medical malpractice lawyer can help you avoid putting your right to financial recovery in jeopardy. The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can get to work on your medical malpractice case.
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Filing a medical malpractice claim can help ensure that you are not damaged financially on top of any physical or emotional damages you have already suffered. If you were injured due to a medical error, you should not be held responsible for these losses.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we do not shy away from tough cases. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you can get your claim started without paying any upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs. We will only collect a fee if we are able to win a settlement in your case. This fee is paid as a percentage of your settlement, so your current financial assets remain untouched.
Our Tacoma medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on your recovery. Contact the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 641-8998 for a free case review.