Tacoma, Washington Medical Malpractice Lawyers Make Wrongs Right
Fully engaged legal team investigates, negotiates and litigates negligent harm
The term “medical malpractice” describes harm to patients that results when a healthcare provider performs at a substandard level. When a doctor, surgeon, nurse, psychiatrist, dentist, radiologist, chiropractor, podiatrist, or hospital commits a negligent act that injures a patient, that provider is liable for the consequences to that patient. An action for malpractice seeks to force a negligent provider to pay compensatory damages to cover the injured person’s medical bills, lost income, physical pain and emotional suffering. Since 1959, Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P. has fought for injured patients in a variety of medical malpractice claims, including:
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Washington
Injured patients in Washington have a limited amount of time to bring medical malpractice claims after injuries occur. Depending on the facts of your case, that period could be either one or three years. Short time limits apply for lawsuits involving Madigan Army Medical Center or any other government facility or healthcare provider. These statutory limits also apply to children. If you suspect you have been injured due to a misdiagnosis, surgical error or other form of medical negligence, you should contact a Tacoma medical malpractice lawyer right away to allow ample time to secure your treatment records, identify important witnesses and allow for a proper investigation.
Choosing an experienced Tacoma lawyer for your medical malpractice claim
Washington law requires that medical malpractice claims undergo pretrial dispute resolution, which can be particularly intimidating to an injury victim making a claim. Insurance companies usually provide defendant medical personnel with aggressive defense counsel to protect their interests and minimize payouts to victims. Only an experienced medical malpractice attorney who is well versed in the law and has ready access to medical experts can effectively evaluate and advocate your case. Our firm has the resources and experience to help you through this difficult time.
Contact our experienced Washington medical malpractice lawyers
If you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call the trial lawyers of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P., now at 253.250.4516 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free. We advance all costs of litigation and we only get paid for our services if you receive monetary compensation.