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Medical Malpractice

Seek the Compensation You Deserve with Park Chenaur & Associates

Medical negligence describes a factual situation where a patient is injured as a result of a health care provider’s failure to follow the accepted standard of care. This negligence can occur at any stage of medical treatment and can involve an individual medical provider or even the hospitals themselves. A medical malpractice lawyer has the experience to know if you have a winnable case or not. More often than not it is very difficult to prove a medical malpractice case.

Our medical malpractice claims often involve the following:

  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Hospital errors
  • Anesthesia injuries
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to remove foreign objects
  • Dental malpractice
  • Failure to protect against foreseeable harm

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The patient can be suffering pain and debilitating physical and emotional injuries, escalating medical bills and lost wages. If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries as the result of medical negligence, you know that the impact can be devastating and the effects enormous.

An experienced medical negligence attorney can quickly determine if your case is worth pursuing further. You should be prepared to give an accurate account of your injuries prior to seeing the medical professional, your medical history, and the injuries that were caused by the medical negligence. You should pick up all your pertinent medical records. This would include the records from the doctor who was negligent as well as hospital and doctor records immediately before the alleged negligence and the corrective procedures or diagnosis afterward.

The Claims Process

Based on the information you provide to the attorney, the attorney needs to weigh the costs of litigating the case versus the potential of winning the case, including the amount of potentially recoverable damages. If recoverable damages are low, then typically, even if you have a good case, an attorney may not want to take the case on a contingency fee basis simply because the time required to bring the claim forward may exceed the number of recoverable attorney fees. If the potential for recoverable damages is high, however, the attorney may be willing to risk the firm’s time and money, even if the chances of winning is not 100%. Attorneys can make this analysis fairly quickly over the phone or through the contact form to your right.

Once we have made the determination to go forward, we may request an appointment to review your medical records and discuss your case in more detail.

The next step is to get a medical expert to review your case. Expert reviews can range from $250.00 to as much as $2,000.00. If the expert believes there is merit to the case, then additional costs to write a report are approximately $500.00 per hour. The initial expert review is just the start of the costs of bringing a medical negligence claim. Costs can be upward of $100,000.00 to litigate a medical malpractice claim. This is why attorneys are reluctant to take medical negligent cases when liability is not clear, or when recoverable damages are low.

RCW 7.70.040 sets forth the necessary elements of proof that injury resulted from the failure of the healthcare provider to follow the accepted standard of care:

  • The health care provider failed to exercise that degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent health care provider at that time in the profession or class to which he belongs, in the state of Washington, acting in the same or similar circumstances.
  • Such failure was a proximate cause of the injury complained of.

Proving Medical Negligence

Medical negligence cases are difficult to prove and always vigorously contested. It is important to discuss your case with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible while your memory is fresh and critical evidence is not lost. The medical malpractice attorneys at Park Chenaur can gather and sort through the evidence of your potential claim. Medical negligence cases are complex and can necessitate expert medical testimony, wage loss specialists, life/damage impact analysts. We have the experience and resources necessary to prove your negligence claim and take the first step in getting your life back.

Our medical malpractice attorneys will begin by discussing your facts in a free consultation. There are no attorney fees until we obtain compensation for you.

Medical Malpractice

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Client Reviews

Did a great job in handling my case. Quick and professional. Communicated with me every step of the way and the end result was more than expected. I highly reccomend and am forever grateful.

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Very thankful to Park Chenaur for handling my case quickly and efficiently. Very compassionate team. They make sure you are comfortable and educated in your options and work hard to get you the results you deserve. My case manager Mitchel was great and helped me really understand my options and each step of the process.

Sidonie

I was 8n a car accident in January of 2017. The first call I made was to these guys… they where awsome Lola came to my house and got started right away. They maintained contact with me and kept me informed via email and phone.. I received the medical care I needed and they fought to get that reimbursement. . And after everything I feel I got a fair deal. I highly recommend them. Also liandra is very kind and helpful…Thank you guys so much

Paisley

My boyfriend and i worked with Mr. Pustzai on a car accident case. Working with him and his team was nothing short of amazing. They were there for us every step of the way, from the incident until the final court days and beyond that. I have always been able to reach out to Vita and Mr.Pustzai with any questions and get a quick response. They show empathy and are personable as well as very professional! Thank you so much for your work.

Jenalysse

Mr. Park was understanding, extraordinarily competent, and hard working. His advice and guidance every step of the way was invaluable and extremely helpful. He was always very easy to reach by phone or email, kept me updated on all aspects of the case and succeeded in getting me a fair and generous settlement.

Ashlea

When you talk with them they are able to walk you through your case step-by-step, and they are able to make you understand each and every aspect of your case.

John

They handled my case very professionally. They were always very helpful, always available, very kind and great to work with. I felt like I was treated like family.

Sally

They just made me feel really secure that they were going to do their best and they were going to fight for me. It just felt nice to have someone care enough to want to do that for us.

Ashlea

My wife and son were in a collision in February, Mitchell was amazing. He made our family feel very cared for and took care of everything for us. A very competent and professional person. If I ever have any issues again I know the first place I’m going. Thanks Mitchell

Kyle

My case recently closed and I am glad to have worked with Mitchel Pinedo during the entire process. I did not know how to deal with this situation as I had never been in a car accident before. I was not well health wise and neither was my mother. I lost my car as it was totaled and I was not at fault. Mitchel handled the case and exceeded all expectations. He kept me updated and answered all of my questions. Mitchel is very professional and was always punctual to our meetings. I highly recommend you to see Mitchel if you are in need of a great lawyer.

Lucia Martinez

I first worked with Kimberly Yoon about 10 years ago for an auto accident case. Though I had no knowledge of legal procedures, she was so patient and sincerely empathetic. So when I was involved in another auto accident, I knew she was the best person to call. Her level of experience and client care exceeded my expectations. Her assistant, Michael, is just as caring and quick to follow up as she is. Thank you very much for eliminating much of the stress that follows an accident and ensuring that your client gets the best care!

Mira Jeong

Park Chenaur is the best! I’ve been referring people to Kimberly Yoon for the last three years because she’s amazing! She works hard to get you the best possible outcome for your case and really makes you feel great as a client. My mom was in a auto accident last year and Kimberly was able to get her well above what we were expecting. Thanks again Kim & Park Chenaur!

Justina Cummins

My mother and I worked with Mitchel Pinedo after our car accident and all I can say is he’s truly wonderful. He made the entire process easy to understand and was extremely helpful. It was our first time seeking out a lawyer and having him help us from start to finish made the whole experience much better and stress free.

Eve Torres

I have had a positive experience and will continue to recommended to friends and family. I could not have asked for a better firm or attorney for not one but several cases. Park Chenaur & Associates are honest, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and have been very important and good to me for several years. I highly recommend!

Miranda Meier

Very happy with the end result. Never thought I would get a million. Great friendly hard working people. Thanks again.

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