Harborview Medical Center is one of western-Washington's most respected hospitals and is is home to the only Level I trauma center and burn unit in Washington State and serves both adult and pediatric patients.
UW Medicine physicians, staff and other healthcare professionals based at Harborview serve patients all over Seattle, Washington State, and the Northwest region. Thousands of patients are treated annually in Harborview's Neurosurgery Department for brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and other serious conditions.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Proving a medical malpractice case is much different and more complex than with other personal injury claims. The facts surrounding your claim are based on past medical records and testimony from medical experts who are familiar with your type of case.
A “complex” case type simply means that expert testimony and medical records are a vital component to proving that the healthcare professional responsible for treating you did act negligently. The combination of strong medical evidence and qualified expert testimony gives victims the best possible chance of financial recovery.
Clear-Cut Case Types
- “Surgical Souvenirs” (i.e. sponges, clamps or other equipment that is left behind)
- Operating on the wrong body part or wrong side of the body
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose or properly treat a medical condition
- Birth injuries
- Plastic surgery errors
- Unnecessary surgical procedures
Complex Case Types
- Post-operation infections
- Dental mistakes
- Falls in hospitals or nursing homes
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Long-term treatment disputes
- Nursing home and elderly care incidents