Medical Mistakes at Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center is recognized as one of the nation's best health care facilities. Virginia Mason is well respected in the Seattle area and does a wonderful job helping thousands of people every year. But the facility is not free of incidents involving medical malpractice or hospital negligence. There are medical malpractice and negligence cases at Virginia Mason every year.
Interesting Statistics: Harvard researchers studying a 1% sample of patients treated in New York state hospitals were injured, and one-quarter of those died, because of medical negligence. Nationwide, that would have translated into 234,000 injuries and 80,000 deaths in from negligence in American hospitals.
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
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