Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other health care provider acts negligently and someone is seriously injured as a result.
Specific areas of our medical malpractice experience include:
If we believe an injury may have been caused by negligence, we begin a thorough review of the medical records. Our team knows what to look for, and consults with expert nurses and doctors. We explain our evaluation clearly to clients, so the family learns from the process.
Medical malpractice cases often involve insurers, L&I benefits, Social Security and Medicaid/Medicare. There can also be more than one health care provider responsible for the injury. Working with an experienced attorney who understands cases with an array of claims, plans, and potential parties is very important to a successful outcome.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender have an outstanding reputation for medical malpractice litigation. We understand medicine, we have contacts with medical experts throughout the country, and we are known for giving personal attention to our clients.
When to file
The statue of limitations for health care negligence in Washington is usually three years, although there are some exceptions. If you suspect you have a claim, you should immediately talk with an experienced attorney who can determine what the law requires for your particular situation.