Clallam County Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in Clallam County, WA, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide proper medical care and causes injury or harm as a result. The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping victims in Clallam County and throughout Washington State receive justice and recover damages from negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.

Moseley Collins Law takes medical malpractice cases very seriously. When we investigate potential malpractice, we hire a minimum of four independent medical experts to comprehensively review all records and provide their unbiased opinions from their respective specialties. This allows us to thoroughly examine mistakes that may have been made in your care. If our investigation reveals you have a strong case, we will fight aggressively to help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.

Some common medical errors that may constitute malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious health condition
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during medical procedures
  • Failure to detect cancer or other diseases in a timely manner
  • Childbirth injuries to mother or baby due to medical negligence
  • Improper medication dosing or prescription of contraindicated drugs
  • Poor aftercare and follow up treatment

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law serve clients in all areas of Clallam County, including Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay, and surrounding towns. If you believe you or someone you love suffered harm because a Clallam County healthcare professional or facility failed to meet the standard of care, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. We will review your case details and advise you of your legal options.

Below is an overview of how our Clallam County medical malpractice lawyers can assist you in holding negligent healthcare providers accountable.

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Clallam County Can Help

The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law will thoroughly investigate your case, build strong arguments to prove negligence and causation, and handle all aspects of the legal process. With an experienced medical malpractice lawyer from our firm on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we work to accomplish the following on your behalf:

  • Review and analyze medical records - We obtain all pertinent medical records related to your injuries. Our team of medical experts reviews all the records to pinpoint errors made by healthcare professionals from a variety of specialities. Their findings help us establish how the provider breached the standard of care.
  • Determine all liable parties - In addition to the healthcare provider who directly caused your harm, we investigate whether a clinic, hospital, or other parties may hold shared liability due to inadequate policies, procedures, training, technology, staffing, supervision or other failures.
  • Assess the full extent of damages and losses - Your damages may include medical costs, lost income, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. We work with experts to quantify past and future economic and non-economic damages.
  • Negotiate a fair settlement - We negotiate aggressively with insurance companies to reach a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your damages. Few cases actually go to trial because we fight relentlessly for maximum compensation through settlements.
  • Take your case to trial - If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, our seasoned litigators are fully prepared to take your case to trial. We have a proven track record of trial success, securing millions for seriously injured medical malpractice clients over the past 40+ years.
  • Reduce stress during the legal process - We know malpractice cases can be stressful. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing exceptional client service and minimizing disruption as we pursue justice and demand full accountability.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

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The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have extensive experience representing victims of all types of malpractice in Clallam County and throughout Washington. Below are some specific examples of the kinds of cases we handle frequently:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

One of the most common medical errors is failure to diagnose a condition or misdiagnosing a patient completely. A missed or wrong diagnosis often leads to delayed treatment, disease progression, worsening symptoms, and poorer health outcomes. For example, failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease, stroke, or infections in a timely manner can be catastrophic and even fatal in some cases. Our team has successfully represented many victims who suffered terribly because their doctor failed to order appropriate tests or draw correct conclusions from symptoms and test results.

Surgical Errors

Even minor mistakes during surgeries can lead to devastating consequences. Surgical errors such as operating on the wrong body part, puncturing organs, leaving surgical equipment inside the patient, using defective devices, or accidentally cutting nerves can cause permanent injury, disability, paralysis, and even death in the most extreme cases. Patients trust surgeons to take proper precautions and execute procedures flawlessly, and our lawyers hold surgeons fully accountable when their negligence results in preventable harm.

Birth Injuries

The joy of childbirth is marred for many families by tragic injuries to mothers and babies that could have been prevented. Birth injuries often occur when doctors fail to carefully monitor the mother and baby during the birthing process and respond appropriately to signs of fetal distress. Preventable birth injuries can include brain damage, cerebral palsy, nerve damage, fractures, and a host of other impairments. No amount of money can make up for these devastating injuries, but financial recovery can offer some help with medical bills and other expenses. Our lawyers have secured many settlements and jury awards to assist families in caring for children affected by birth trauma.

Medication Errors

Doctors and nurses must be diligent when prescribing and administering medication to avoid potentially fatal overdoses or adverse reactions. Medication errors that cause patient harm may occur in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. These errors can involve improper dosing, prescribing a contraindicated medication, failing to check for allergies, administering the wrong drug or wrong dose, and other mistakes. Patients who suffer health problems after being given the wrong medication or dosage due to provider negligence deserve compensation for their injuries.

Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Elderly and vulnerable residents in nursing homes and long term care facilities are completely dependent on staff to meet all of their needs safely. When staff fails to provide adequate medical care, supervision, hygiene, nutrition or protection from accidents, neglect can result in bedsores, falls, malnutrition, infections, and other medical issues that diminish quality of life. Nursing home abuse involving physical, sexual or psychological abuse is also unacceptable. Our lawyers are committed to getting justice for victims and families affected by nursing home negligence or abuse.

There are many other examples of preventable medical errors that may warrant a malpractice lawsuit, including anesthesia errors, improper medical device use, ineffective pain management, violations of privacy, and more. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can advise you if what happened legally qualifies as malpractice after reviewing all details surrounding your case.

Hospitals and Medical Facilities in Clallam County

Below is a list of major medical facilities located throughout Clallam County that our lawyers may investigate when pursuing medical malpractice cases on behalf of local victims and their families:

Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center is a full-service medical center with a 24-hour emergency department, comprehensive cancer care, cardiology, orthopedics, rehabilitation services and more. As the largest medical facility in Clallam County, mistakes and negligence that occur here can severely impact many lives.

Forks Community Hospital

Forks Community Hospital provides emergency care, surgery, radiology, laboratory, and other medical services to residents of the west end of Clallam County. Subpar care at this critical access hospital can be devastating for this remote community.

Olympic Ambulatory Surgery Center

This outpatient surgery center provides a range of general surgical procedures. Surgical errors here can quickly turn routine procedures into medical nightmares.

Discovery Memory Care

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This assisted living facility offers memory care, respite care and rehabilitation services. Neglect or abuse of elderly residents relying on constant care at Discovery Memory Care is unacceptable.

If you or someone close to you suffered harm under the care of any hospital, clinic, doctor's office, nursing home, or other medical provider located in Clallam County, the dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Proving Medical Malpractice in Washington State

In order to recover damages, medical malpractice cases in Washington must prove the following four key elements:

  • A provider-patient relationship existed so the healthcare professional owed you a duty of care
  • The healthcare professional breached their duty of care by failing to meet the legally required standard of medical care
  • The breach of duty directly caused your injury
  • You suffered physical, financial, or emotional harm as a result

Establishing these elements can be complex. The experienced Clallam County medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law thoroughly investigate each case to find supporting evidence and expert opinions. We also understand the statute of limitations and other laws impacting malpractice claims in Washington State. Successful verdicts and settlements for past clients demonstrate our firm's proven ability to effectively apply Washington malpractice laws to build strong cases.

Our Track Record of Success

The team at Moseley Collins Law is recognized leaders in medical malpractice litigation. Our past success includes:

  • Over 40 years of medical malpractice experience
  • Millions recovered through settlements and verdicts for seriously injured clients
  • Thorough case investigations using at least 4 independent medical experts
  • Exceptional client service guiding victims and families through the legal process
  • Hundreds of positive reviews and referrals from past clients

We bring this impressive track record to every medical malpractice case we take on in Clallam County. Our firm believes pursuing justice and maximum compensation is the best way we can help victims move forward after medical negligence turned their lives upside down. If you choose to work with us, you can trust that our team will aggressively fight on your behalf.

Speak to a Clallam County Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Don't wait to get legal help after medical negligence causes catastrophic injury in Clallam County. The sooner you consult one of our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers, the sooner we can start investigating your case and advising you of your rights. Moseley Collins Law provides free, no-obligation consultations, during which we will:

  • Review the circumstances surrounding your injury
  • Order and analyze pertinent medical records
  • Determine if malpractice appears to have occurred
  • Explain your legal options so you can decide how to proceed
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Our lawyers are compassionate patient advocates who understand this is an extremely difficult time. We are ready to answer your questions, address your concerns, and vigorously pursue maximum compensation if we take your case. To get started today, call our office at 800-426-5546 to schedule a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice in Clallam County, WA?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet the accepted standard of medical care, resulting in injury or harm to a patient. Examples may include misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors, childbirth injuries, and more. If you suffered harm due to substandard care in Clallam County, you may have a valid malpractice claim.

Should I Get a Clallam County Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Consulting an experienced local medical malpractice lawyer is highly recommended. These cases can be legally complex and the laws limit when you can file a claim. A knowledgeable lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case, work with medical experts, determine if you have sufficient grounds for a lawsuit, and handle all aspects of the process for you.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Clallam County Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning legal fees are only owed if we recover financial compensation for you. You pay nothing upfront. We also provide free consultations to review your potential malpractice claim. This allows you to get expert legal guidance at no cost.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover in a Clallam County Medical Malpractice Case?

If negligence is proven, you may recover damages such as medical costs, lost wages, reduced future earning capacity, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced lawyer will ensure you seek maximum compensation for all applicable short and long term losses.

Will My Clallam County Medical Malpractice Case Go to Trial?

Most cases settle out of court through negotiations between your lawyer and the insurance companies. However, our firm has a proven track record of superior trial success if a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached. Our litigators are fully prepared to take on trials.

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