Patients must rely on medical professionals to provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If a medical professional fails to provide treatment, that may fall under the category of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice cases hold medical professionals accountable for damages resulting from subpar medical care. Attorney Elizabeth Quick has experience handling medical malpractice cases. She has helped many clients collect financial compensation for losses stemming from medical malpractice. Those who are interested in learning more about medical malpractice and failure to provide treatment should contact our practice serving the Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA area.
Defining Medical Malpractice
Medical professionals have a legal responsibility to provide patients with quality care. This does not mean that they are expected to cure every illness or fix every injury. However, it does mean that they are held to a certain standard. If a medical professional fails to provide the same level of care that would have been provided by any other similarly trained medical worker, and that substandard care results in an illness or injury, then that qualifies as medical malpractice.
When most people think about medical malpractice, they assume that it pertains to mistakes made during medical treatment. While this may be the case, that is only one category of medical malpractice. Neglect is another form of medical malpractice. If a medical professional fails to provide appropriate treatment, and that neglect leads to further illness or injury, that is another form of medical malpractice.
Building a Case for Failure to Provide Treatment
Medical malpractice cases are often complex, but this is especially true when making the argument that a medical professional failed to provide treatment. There are no written standards that dictate when a medical condition must be treated. Without any formal regulations, it is vital to show that another similarly trained medical professional would have provided treatment when faced with the same situation. Second, it needs to be shown that the acting medical professional’s failure to provide treatment resulted in a worsening of the patient’s illness or injury.
The best way for a patient to build a strong case of medical malpractice is to work with an attorney who is experienced in the field. Ms. Quick has successfully collected compensation for medical malpractice victims. She works with experts in the field and collects professional testimony that is vital in proving medical malpractice cases based on failure to provide treatment. Ms. Quick’s expertise can help clients get justly compensated for any losses stemming from medical malpractice, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
If you were denied medical treatment and have suffered additional injuries or illness as a result, you should consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Attorney Elizabeth Quick is happy to go over the details of your case and answer any questions you may have about the process. Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more.