When Things Go Wrong, Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Are Here For You
Not all patients will experience the level of care they deserve and are legally entitled to receive from trusted medical professionals. No matter the age, race or financial status, anyone can become a victim of medical malpractice at any time. At Sokol & Associates, P.C., we stand up for the underdogs when medical providers fail patients.
How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?
We must prove various elements to establish a medical malpractice claim, including:
- There was a provider-patient relationship
- There was a breach of the standard of care
- The breach resulted in an injury
- You were harmed or suffered damages as a result of the injury
We will provide various pieces of evidence such as medical records and reports to prove your case and obtain the best possible outcome.
How Is “Standard Of Care” Defined?
Standard of care describes the type of care that a skilled and reasonable medical professional with a similar background would have provided to you at that time. To prove that the standard of care was breached, we can ask medical experts to testify that your provider’s actions or inaction resulted in your injury.
Which Medical Professionals Can Be Sued For Malpractice?
You can file a lawsuit against the provider with whom you had a provider-patient relationship, such as:
- Home health aides
Our lawyers urge you to contact our office if you believe you were injured by a licensed medical professional while receiving care or lack thereof. No matter who they are, we can hold them accountable to their reckless and negligent behavior.
How Long Do I Have To File A Medical Malpractice Claim?
It depends on the state and circumstances. In Oregon, you generally have two years from the date of injury or when you knew or should have known of the injury. In Washington, you have three years to file a suit. However, there are exceptions in which the statute of limitations may be longer. We can review your case to determine if you are within the statute of limitations.