Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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Experienced Washington Medical Malpractice Attorney

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals each owe a duty of care to their patients. Unfortunately, when they make mistakes or act carelessly, their patients can sustain serious injuries or even fatality. If you suffered an injury due to a healthcare provider’s failure to uphold the accepted standard of care under the circumstances, it’s vital to hold them accountable for their negligence and a skilled medical malpractice attorney can help you do so.

At Herron Law Office, PLLC, we know how devastating it is to be a victim of medical malpractice — in these cases, not only did the medical provider breach their duty, but also your trust. Washington medical malpractice attorney Brett B. Herron is committed to fighting relentlessly for his clients who have been injured as a result of diagnostic errors, surgical errors, failure to treat, hospital negligence, and many other forms of medical malpractice. Providing knowledgeable representation and aggressive advocacy, he is dedicated to ensuring you obtain the maximum monetary recovery you deserve.

Handling a Wide Variety of Medical Malpractice Matters

There are many ways medical malpractice can arise. In the event your healthcare provider committed a negligent or careless act or omission that caused you to suffer an injury, they may be held accountable for the consequences. Specifically, if your doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other provider failed to follow the accepted standard of care; promised the injury you suffered would not occur; or provided healthcare to which you did not consent, you may have a claim for medical malpractice under Washington law.

A claim for medical malpractice may be brought against a wide variety of healthcare providers who fail to adhere to their duty of care. For instance, you may bring a lawsuit against a physician, surgeon, physical therapist, dentist, nurse, acupuncturist, chiropractor, psychologist, and various others. In some cases, more than one party may be held liable.

Washington medical malpractice attorney Brett B. Herron handles a wide range of medical malpractice matters, including those involving the following:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Surgical errors
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Prescription errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Foreign objects left in body
  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home negligence

It’s essential to be aware that Washington law imposes a specific statute of limitations for a person who wishes to pursue a medical malpractice action against a healthcare provider. Generally, you have three years to bring a lawsuit from the date the act constituting malpractice occurred — or one year from the date the injury was discovered. While the three-year time frame applies to most medical malpractice cases, the one-year statute of limitations may be applicable in situations where a foreign object was negligently left behind in the patient’s body.

At Herron Law Office, we understand how a healthcare provider’s negligence can impact you and your family for years to come. Handling every matter with the personalized time and attention to detail it deserves, Brett will carefully evaluate your case and advise you regarding your legal options. When you are represented by Brett B. Herron for your medical malpractice case, you can rest assured you have a trusted advocate on your side who will work to secure the justice you deserve.

Helping You Navigate the Complexities of a Washington Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical malpractice can cause you to suffer not only physical injuries — but financial and emotional injuries as well. By commencing a lawsuit against the negligent healthcare provider, you may be entitled to recover your economic damages and compensation for your pain and suffering. There is no cap on the amount of damages you can recover in Washington for a medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice cases are legally and procedurally complex. Importantly, there are specific procedural requirements that must be satisfied before a lawsuit can be brought. Washington law usually requires that the parties in a medical malpractice lawsuit first attempt to resolve the case using mediation. However, this requirement does not apply if a mandatory arbitration agreement was signed by the parties, or a judge determines mediation would not be appropriate. Applying his deep insight and extensive experience, Brett will walk you through every step of the legal process as he works to hold the healthcare provider accountable for their actions.

Brett possesses the skill, knowledge, and resources to investigate and pursue even the most complicated medical malpractice claims. He works closely with medical experts to assess and identify the issues in a claim and knows how to build a strong legal case based on the medical evidence. Whether your case can be resolved through mediation, negotiation, or litigation, Brett won’t allow you to settle for less compensation than the maximum amount to which you’re entitled by law.

Contact an Experienced Washington Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you suffered an injury due to a healthcare provider’s negligent treatment, failure to treat, or other wrongful act, you may be eligible to commence a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, these cases are medically and legally complicated — and it’s crucial to have a skillful medical malpractice lawyer by your side who can fight for your right to fair compensation. With locations in Burien and Bellevue, Herron Law Office, PLLC provides reliable representation to clients for a broad scope of medical malpractice matters throughout the state of Washington. We welcome you to contact us for a consultation by calling (425) 600-2580.