Medical Malpractice

Kent Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Fighting for Victims of Medical Negligence

When you see a doctor or another health care provider, you expect professional care. You don’t expect to leave with an injury or in worse health than when you arrived. At Dore Law Group, PLLC, we understand the level of trust that is placed in doctors and other health care providers, as well as the frustration and pain that occurs when that trust has been broken.

If you or someone you love is the victim of medical negligence or malpractice, we can help. Our Kent medical malpractice lawyer offers compassionate, personalized legal representation and aggressive advocacy designed to help you recover the maximum possible compensation. Our firm serves clients in Auburn, Federal Way, Renton, Des Moines, Convington, and the surrounding communities, as well as in King County and throughout the state of Washington.

For a free, confidential consultation, call Dore Law Group, PLLC at (253) 236-3888 or contact us online. There are no fees for you until we recover compensation on your behalf.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can occur in many forms:

  • Wrongful death
  • Failure to diagnose or properly treat brain tumors
  • Failure to diagnose and properly treat breast cancer
  • Failure to diagnose stroke
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Paralysis
  • Lack of informed consent

Legally, medical malpractice is the deviation by a healthcare provider from the accepted standard of care offered by competent health care providers. Medical malpractice can cause serious and painful injury or death to those who trusted a medical professional with their health.

Why Does Medical Negligence Occur?

When patients are wrongly injured by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare providers through specific acts or by a failure to diagnose a medical condition, the first question typically asked by the patient or their family members is “why did this happen?” At Dore Law Group, PLLC, this is also our first question.

With a case of possible negligence or medical malpractice, our job in representing clients is to find out why the acceptable levels of medical care were not met. To do so, we work to obtain whatever readily available records and information we can in order to determine if what occurred was, in fact, medical malpractice.

Once we have obtained medical records and we know from our clients what transpired, we will want to work with medical professionals (including physicians and nurses) so that they may review the medical records and client information. Based upon this review, if the medical professionals are of the opinion that medical malpractice occurred, we can then discuss options for proceeding with the case.

How Long Do Medical Malpractice Cases Take?

Unlike other personal injury lawsuits, which sometimes can be resolved in as little as three to six months, medical malpractice cases typically take significantly longer—often two years or more.

How Defendants Usually Fight Back

Because damages in a medical negligence case may be substantial, defendants and their insurance companies often fight back hard. They typically deny all claims of medical negligence and malpractice at the outset. As the reputations of the doctors or other health care providers are often at stake, there are further reasons to avoid admitting fault.

In some instances, defendants even seek to blame the injured individual for their damages. They may also claim that they acted in accordance with all reasonable medical standards of care and that the injuries could not have been foreseen or prevented.

In the course of a malpractice lawsuit, we typically will depose doctors, nurses, and others involved in the case. We also submit interrogatories to the opposing parties asking them to answer specific questions and prove that your injuries, condition, or illness was caused by medical negligence.

Trusted & Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At Dore Law Group, PLLC, we have the experience to help if you or a loved one has suffered from the negligent act of a medical professional. We work tirelessly for our client to prove their claims and to advance their case with the goal of obtaining fair and just compensation for their injuries. If the defendants do not offer a settlement that is acceptable to our clients, we are prepared to go to trial and seek to prove the damages that our clients have sustained.

Firm founder Jim Dore, Jr. has decades of experience in representing personal injury victims. If you choose to work with our firm, we will be with you every step of the way. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients and their families in all types of medical negligence and personal injury claims.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to the medical negligence of a health care provider, call us. We look forward to having the opportunity to learn about your case. There is no charge for this meeting, and you will not be under any obligation to hire us. If you hire our firm, we will fight hard to get you the compensation to which you may be entitled.

Call us at (253) 236-3888 to request your free initial consultation.

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  • “Mr. Dore and his staff truly care about their clients and work tirelessly on their clients' behalf.”

    - Bonnie S.
  • “Jim was the best and his staff was helpful and was able to answer all of my questions.”

    - Jim
  • “Their customer service, attention to detail, and responsiveness are phenomenal.”

    - Danielle
  • “The amount of time and effort Jim Dore has spent helping my family and I was phenomenal.”

    - Former Client
  • “Dore Law Group is always my first choice!”

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  • Failure to Diagnose Cause of Paralysis $2 Million
  • Railroad Bulkhead Collapse $1.8 Million
  • Unsecured Load Injury $1.2 Million
  • Motorcycle v. Commercial Truck $1.2 Million
  • Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer $1 Million
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  • Best of Kent 2019
  • EAGLE Member of the Washington State Bar Association for Justice
  • ASLA
  • SuperLawers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
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What Sets Us Apart?

  • We Are THE Kent Law Firm

    We have deep roots within our community and have been proudly serving Kent, WA since 1994.

  • Proven Record of Success

    We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients over the course of 25 years in practice.

  • No Recovery, No Fee

    If we don't recover compensation or damages for you, we won't charge you any legal fees.

  • We Take Every Case Personally

    We take the time to get to know you and create a strategy tailored to fit your needs.

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