Patients rely on their medical professionals to provide sound diagnoses and prescribe the appropriate treatment to correct their medical conditions. Medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients, and it can leave patients at avoidable and unnecessary risk when that duty is not fulfilled — thus resulting in medical malpractice cases.
When a medical professional’s error causes a patient to suffer, it can create grounds for a malpractice claim. These are extremely difficult cases to prove, and the assistance of a reliable lawyer can help to ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys at the law firm of Kuffel, Hultgrenn, Klashke, Shea & Ellerd, LLP, have successfully represented numerous victims in these matters throughout Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and surrounding areas.
Understanding Your Rights in a Washington Med Mal Claim
Malpractice claims are not limited to doctors and surgeons. These actions can be taken against any medical professional, including nurses, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, chiropractors, dentists, and medical facilities. We will conduct a thorough review of your case to determine whether malpractice occurred and, if it did, seek full compensation from all negligent parties.
Johns Hopkins found that medical errors contributed to nearly 250,000 deaths in America each year. This makes medical malpractice the third leading cause of death for Americans (at least for the year in which the study was conducted), behind heart disease and cancer. Malpractice lawsuits can arise if the doctor is not properly trained or if the drug dosage is too high.
Our firm has represented clients in a variety of complex medical malpractice claims, including:
- Failure to Diagnose or Treat a Medical Condition (Including Heart Attack and Cancer): A patient bringing a medical malpractice case must prove that there was doctor-patient relationship, that the doctor failed to live up to the appropriate standard of care in diagnosing their condition or a test, and that this failure or missing test actually caused an injury.
- Anesthesiology Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
Contact our office to discuss your legal concerns with a lawyer. We are available during our regular business hours of 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Our office is conveniently located next to the Red Lion in Pasco.