Nobody should ever have to worry about being harmed due to the negligent or careless actions of a medical professional. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we have extensive experience handling these cases. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a medical mistake, we will perform a thorough investigation into what happened and work to secure the full compensation you deserve. Do not put off seeking help from an medical malpractice attorney. Washington has strict time frames in place for filing these cases.

How common are medical mistakes?

Most people implicitly trust their doctors and other healthcare professionals. We have what is supposed to be one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world in the US. However, many people do not realize that approximately 250,000 people lose their lives each year due to medical mistakes, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. Those researchers say that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country. Many millions more survive these mistakes and are left dealing with the consequences.

We encounter medical professionals all the time, including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Optometrists
  • EMTs and paramedics
  • And more

Each of these people has a duty to care for us when we are their patients. When they act in a way that is below the acceptable standard of care and cause an injury or illness, they can be held liable for damages.

What are the most common medical mistakes?

There are various ways in which medical mistakes occur. Some of the most common include:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Failure to diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Early discharge from the hospital
  • Healthcare-acquired infections

These mistakes can happen in the hospital, an outpatient setting, a doctor’s office, a pharmacy, a minute clinic, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for these cases?

The statute of limitations in Washington for medical malpractice claims is three years from the date the mistake occurred. That is why it is so vital that you seek assistance from an attorney who can investigate your case and file a claim on time. These cases often require extensive investigation, so the sooner you get your case started, the better.

We are here to help you through this

If you or someone you care about has been injured or become ill due to a medical mistake, seek legal assistance today. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Arlington are ready to get to work for you today. These cases can become incredibly complex and involve many parties, but we will not stop until you get the compensation you deserve. This could include:

  • Coverage of all medical expenses related to the mistake
  • Recovery of lost income if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Loss of consortium damages
  • Punitive damages against the responsible healthcare provider

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our Arlington medical malpractice attorneys are ready to get to work. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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