Seattle Children's Hospital - Medical Malpractice Negligence Claims

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Medical Mistakes at Seattle Children's Hospital

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Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Seattle Children's is consistently ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

Despite the excellent work that Children's Hospital does and the thousands of children that it helps every year, there have been a number of problems there in the last few years. In fact, there are medical malpractice and negligence cases at Seattle Children's every year.  According to the Institute of Medicine between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals annually each year due to preventable medical errors.

Davis Law Group has the skills and experience required to successfully handle a medical malpractice case against Seattle Children's Hospital.  In fact, attorney Chris Davis handled one of the most well-known cases against the hospital for causing the death of a child.  

In The News: Lawsuits Against Seattle Children's Hospital

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

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

Possible HIV/Hepatitis Outbreak Announced in 2015

In August 2015, Seattle Children’s Hospital announced to at least 12,000 families in the area that some of the surgical equipment at the Bellevue Clinic had been improperly sterilized, potentially exposing patients to hepatitis and HIV. The patients who may be affected by this issue reportedly underwent surgical procedures at the hospital’s Bellevue location sometime over the past five years, though it’s unclear how long the problem has been going on.

In a statement, Seattle Children’s said, “Some patients who had a surgical procedure at Bellevue Clinic may need to be tested for hepatitis B and C, as well as HIV. The risk to patients is extremely low; however, we don’t know the exact risk to each patient.”

The hospital offered free blood tests to any patients who may have been affected, adding that officials are “not aware of any patients [who have been infected], but we’re not going to take chances.”

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Seattle Children's Hospital News and Information

Seattle Children's Malpractice Claims - Free Legal Consultation

The award-winning legal team at Davis Law Group in Seattle has helped victims of medical negligence recover fair financial compensation for their injuries and other damages since 1994. Our attorneys will review your personal injury claim free of charge and help you determine if hiring a lawyer is in your best interests. 

Call our office in Seattle at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page to have your case personally reviewed by our legal team. If we believe we can help improve the chances of a successful outcome, our attorneys will meet with you for a free legal consultation.