Medical Mistakes at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. The medical facility is know for providing innovative, technologically advanced, patient-friendly care. Northwest Hospital does a wonderful job helping thousands of people every year. But the facility is not free of incidents involving medical malpractice or hospital negligence. In fact, there are medical malpractice and negligence cases at Northwest Hospital every year.
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is part of UW Medicine, associated with the University of Washington. For more information about UW Medicine, see our page on the University of Washington Medical Center.
Interesting Statistics: It is not unreasonable to estimate that at least 1 percent of doctors in this country deserve some serious disciplinary action each year. This would amount to 7,703 physicians being disciplined each year, a number that, unfortunately far exceeds the actual number of physicians disciplined.
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
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