Medical negligence cases are tough, and anyone that tells you otherwise is ill-informed. The defendant is a well-respected and hard-working doctor who was negligent, and whose negligence resulted in injury and damages to the patient. Only a small percentage are pursued, due largely to the difficulty of obtaining medical testimony which pits doctor against doctor.
Picking a jury that will be fair to the patient is especially difficult, for the witches brew of increasing medical complexity and specialization, an insurance industry that blames the cost of health care on so-called “frivolous” lawsuits, and a political machine that seeks every year to ban access to the courtroom has dealt a near fatal blow to the ability of the patient/client to gain justice.
Scott Volyn bravely enters this arena knowing well the odds are stacked against him and his clients. To achieve success Scott has learned that cases must be carefully screened. Thereafter, a thorough discovery process must be conducted and hard work and determination applied to achieve justice.
Millions of people are injured every year due to medical malpractice. Over 250,000 are killed. Although not every medical mistake amounts to malpractice, if you believe you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, Scott Volyn of Volyn Law can help. He is a Wenatchee medical malpractice attorney serving all of Chelan County.
Medical Malpractice and Volyn Law, a Chelan County attorney
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider deviates from the standard of care in the community where they practice in a way that causes the patient to suffer harm. The standard of care is determined by the standard way a competent medical practitioner in the same area of practice in the same community and with similar training would have treated the patient. To bring a medical malpractice claim, the following four factors must be present:
- You had a doctor/patient relationship with the health care practitioner.
- The doctor was negligent and failed to provide medical care according to the standard in the community.
- The doctor’s negligence causes your harm. This is clear where the doctor amputates the wrong limb. It may not be so clear in other situations.
- You suffered damages because of the practitioner’s negligence.
Scott Volyn has been representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases for over 20 years. Some examples of areas of medical malpractice cases he has litigated include:
- Obstetrics and gynecology.
- General surgery.
- Cardiovascular procedures.
- Nursing home malpractice.
- Elder abuse.
- Emergency room medicine.
- Wrongful diagnosis.
He knows how to investigate the case, obtain your medical records and retain experts to prove your claim. If a settlement is in your best interest, he knows how to negotiate with the insurance companies. If going to trial is in your best interest, he is a skilled trial attorney and will zealously advocate on your behalf.