Updated on: 8/15/2017
Yes, every year there are incidents of medical malpractice in Seattle hospitals and in medical centers, clinics and nursing homes throughout western Washington. Medical mistakes and errors which constitute medical practice are completely preventable and Washington State law states that victims of medical negligence have the right to seek compensation.
In such cases victims and their families should seek the assistance of an experienced medical practice attorney in Washington State.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is negligence (by act or omission) by a health care provider, such as a doctor or a nurse, that causes injury or death to the patient and in which the care provided is less than the accepted standard of care in the medical community.
In Washington State and throughout the U.S., victims of medical malpractice very often feel betrayed because the medical doctors or healthcare facility that they trusted has caused additional harm or the death of a loved one. These victims of medical malpractice are often afraid and don't know who to trust or turn to for assistance (additional medical treatment or legal help).
These feelings can be exacerbated by the fact that the medical provider or facility often denies that an error took place, or the supervisors or administrators may minimize the severity of the incident in order to cover up the error. Hospital administrators and management do not want medical malpractice or patient neglect to end up in the news media. Hospital administrators would prefer to confuse victims and sweep medical malpractice under the rug.
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice include surgery performed on the wrong side of the body, medical mistakes, medication errors or overdoses, surgical instruments left in the body, wrong diagnosis, failure to diagnose, medical incompetence, neglect, etc. Consult a medical malpractice lawyer today if you or a loved one has been harmed due to preventable medical mistake.
Call Seattle medical malpractice Attorney Chris Davis at Davis Law Group, P.S., for a free consultation. The call is free, the information may be priceless. Call 206-727-4000.