Representing Victims Of Medical Malpractice
Our law firm holds doctors and nurses accountable
We all depend on medical providers to take care of our health. Most of the time, that trust is well-placed. However, in too many cases, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals fail to provide the level of care we expect, and serious injuries follow. When that happens, the injured patient needs answers – and fair compensation for his or her losses.
At NBLE Law, we are committed to representing victims of medical malpractice, especially patients who have sustained injuries to the brain or spine as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligence. Our team of personal injury lawyers includes a registered nurse whose medical background is an invaluable asset when handling complex medical negligence cases. With longstanding connections in the medical community and extensive experience representing victims of long-term, disabling injuries, we know how to help injured patients get the compensation and services they need to rebuild their lives.
Hidden conditions can lead to significant injuries
Many of the malpractice cases we’ve resolved involved diagnostic errors. For example, an epidural abscess – that is, an inflammation involving a collection of pus between the outer membrane of the brain or spinal cord and the bones of the skull or spine – can have massive consequences if not caught and treated early. An untreated epidural abscess can cause permanent damage to the brain or spine, leading to life-altering symptoms such as paralysis. An untreated epidural abscess can even prove fatal.
In order to hold a medical provider accountable for a failure to diagnose a significant medical condition, it’s not sufficient to simply point out that the condition was not diagnosed. Diagnosis is not an exact science, and no doctor can reasonably be expected to perfectly diagnose every condition. Rather, an attorney must prove that the doctor failed to follow established standards of care in diagnosing the condition. For example, the doctor may have failed to order a diagnostic test such as an MRI despite the patient presenting symptoms consistent with an epidural abscess, especially if the patient also displayed significant risk factors such as diabetes or previous spinal trauma.
Patients need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to handle these complex cases
Building a strong case against a negligent medical provider requires diligence, medical knowledge and close attention to detail. Proving that a doctor failed to follow standards of care is difficult, especially given that medical professionals usually cover for their own. That’s one way a skilled Seattle medical malpractice lawyer can make a meaningful difference.
Moreover, an experienced injury lawyer can advocate for the full extent of damages the injured patient needs. Injuries to the brain or spinal cord, for example, tend to require long-term care and services which may cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Beyond those medical expenses, compensation is also needed for the patient’s lost future income, lost quality of life and other significant losses. Top malpractice attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate those losses, present a strong case for the full compensation the client needs in negotiations or before a jury, and coordinate benefits and utilize alternate settlement vehicles when needed to maximize the injured person’s recovery.
If you or a loved one has sustained a significant injury due to a medical provider’s negligence, we strongly encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations and deadlines for medical malpractice cases are short, and we need to get to work to help you rebuild your life. There’s no cost and no obligation – we just want you to understand your legal rights and options. Call (206) 623-7520 to schedule your free consultation.