Grant County Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys
Dealing with a medical error can be devastating, leaving you or your loved one permanently injured, disabled, or tragically deceased. The experienced lawyers at Moseley Collins Law understand how severely malpractice impacts Washington families. We have spent over 40 years helping victims hold negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers fully accountable. Our firm has the skills, resources, and unwavering dedication required to investigate errors, build strong cases, and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.
If an act of medical negligence in Grant County has forever changed your life, please read on to learn more about how our legal team can help. We outline the counties, cities and towns we serve, provide an overview of major county hospitals where errors may occur, discuss different types of malpractice, and explain your options for financial recovery.Cities and Towns Supported by Our Grant County Medical Malpractice Lawyers
We help injured victims and grieving families throughout Grant County, including the cities, towns, and communities of:
- Moses Lake
- Soap Lake
- Wilson Creek
- Electric City
- Grand Coulee
- Royal City
- Desert Aire
- and more
No matter what city, town, or rural area you live in, we encourage you to reach out if you or someone you love was harmed by substandard medical care in Grant County. Our legal team is ready to review what happened and discuss your options for holding negligent parties accountable.Major Hospitals and Medical Facilities in Grant County
There are several main hospitals and medical facilities located throughout the county where errors may occur:
As the largest hospital in Moses Lake, Samaritan Healthcare provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24/7 emergency care, surgical facilities, imaging, specialty clinics, and more. Their emergency department treats over 20,000 patients annually. Any negligence by staff at this facility can have severe consequences.
Coulee Medical Center offers a full range of medical services to Grand Coulee and the surrounding communities. Their capabilities include a 24/7 ER, surgical department, cancer care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation services, and more. Serious injuries can occur if staff fails to uphold proper standards of care.
Columbia Basin Hospital provides care to Moses Lake and nearby communities. They offer emergency services, surgical facilities, sleep medicine, wound care, joint replacement procedures, maternity and nursery care, cancer treatment, and more. Any mistakes during labor and delivery can be especially devastating, resulting in permanent birth injuries.
This critical access hospital serves the Quincy Valley region, providing primary care, emergency services, surgery, and long term care. Errors in diagnosis, medication prescribing, infection control, or post-surgical care can all constitute negligence at this smaller regional facility.
If substandard care at any Grant County hospital or clinic caused you harm, our medical malpractice lawyers can investigate and build a strong claim for compensation. We work with independent medical experts to analyze errors across all specialties.Common Types of Medical Negligence
Some of the most common medical errors that can form the basis of a malpractice lawsuit include:Surgical Mistakes
Botched operations can inflict immense harm. Surgical errors like operating on the wrong body part or patient, damaging organs and nerves, leaving foreign objects inside patients, severe infections, and improper aftercare can lead to permanent disability or death. Surgeons are expected to adhere to safety protocols and reasonable standards of care.Medication Errors
Mistakes in prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring medications are some of the most common medical errors. Prescribing the wrong drug or dosage, ignoring potentially fatal drug allergies and interactions, giving incorrect doses, improperly monitoring side effects, and negligent pharmacy practices can all constitute malpractice.Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
Failing to correctly and promptly diagnose a serious illness or condition can allow diseases and infections to rapidly worsen, resulting in grave harm or death that could have been prevented with proper testing and analysis of symptoms. Doctors must perform all necessary exams and procedures to reach the right diagnosis in a timely manner.Childbirth Injuries
Negligence during labor and delivery can inflict devastating, permanent harm on infants. Mistakes like improper use of forceps or vacuums, failure to monitor fetal distress, and delays performing emergency C-sections can cause injuries like Erb's or Klumpke's palsy, cerebral palsy due to oxygen deprivation, fractured bones, and more.Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists must adhere to standards of care when administering anesthesia to ensure proper dosing, vigilantly monitoring of vital signs, and accounting for patient risk factors and allergies. Any deviations from protocol can result in serious injury or death.Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Elderly nursing home patients rely on staff for activities of daily living, medication management, mobility assistance, hygiene, nutrition, and general safety. Negligence in any of these areas resulting in bedsores, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, infections, restraint-related injuries, and other harms may constitute nursing home abuse. If any type of medical negligence caused harm to you or someone you love in Grant County, we have the focused expertise to prove liability and pursue maximum compensation through settlement or trial. Reach out today for a free consultation.Compensation Available in Washington Medical Malpractice Claims
In Washington, victims of medical negligence and their families may recover compensation for:
- All past and future medical costs related to the injury like hospital bills, surgery, therapy, in-home care, prescriptions, assistive devices, and more
- Loss of income and future earning capacity
- Expenses related to lifestyle changes like home modifications and special transportation
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life if injuries limit activities
- Loss of consortium damages for spouses who lose intimacy and companionship
- Wrongful death expenses like funeral and burial costs
Our goal is to thoroughly calculate ALL economic and non-economic damages caused by the malpractice to seek maximum compensation through settlement negotiations or jury awards. While no dollar amount can undo the damage wrought by medical negligence, it can help ease the financial burden so you can focus on healing.Why Choose Us for Your Grant County Medical Malpractice Claim?
With over 40 years of experience handling medical negligence cases across Washington, the lawyers at Moseley Collins have an in-depth understanding of what it takes to build strong malpractice claims and successfully hold hospitals and doctors fully accountable. If you were injured, we will stop at nothing to help you recover the compensation you need to move forward.
Here are a few key reasons we're the right choice:
- Decades of malpractice litigation expertise - Our firm's extensive background focused solely on medical negligence cases increases the likelihood of a positive outcome. We've helped injured victims across the entire state.
- Proven record of results - We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients. In cases with liability caps, we often obtain policy limit compensation.
- Willingness to go to trial - We fully prepare every case for trial and won't settle for less than full value. Many firms settle too easily out of court for reduced compensation.
- We work with the top medical experts - To analyze negligence, we partner with respected independent specialists who can clearly explain standards of care to help prove liability.
- Contingency-based fees - We only collect legal fees if we win compensation, at no upfront cost to clients.
The dedicated Grant County medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins are here to help victims and families get answers, hold negligent providers accountable, and obtain the financial recovery they deserve. Don't leave your case in inexperienced hands - contact us today for a free consultation. Call 800-426-5546 to discuss your legal options.Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice in Grant County, WA?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of medical care, resulting in injury or death. Examples may include surgical mistakes, medication errors, misdiagnosis, failure to monitor, childbirth injuries, anesthesia errors, and more. The negligence must have directly caused the harm suffered.What Types of Injuries Can Medical Malpractice Cause in Grant County?
Medical negligence can result in a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional injuries with long-term, debilitating effects. Some common injuries caused by malpractice include surgical infections, nerve damage, permanent disabilities, brain damage, spinal cord injuries, disfigurement, loss of limbs, birth defects due to delivery errors, and wrongful death.What Compensation is Available for Medical Malpractice Victims in WA?
In Washington, injured victims may recover damages like medical costs, lost income and earning capacity, rehabilitation and home healthcare expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and wrongful death damages. Experienced Grant County medical malpractice lawyers work to secure full compensation.What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Malpractice Claim in WA?
Per RCW 4.16.350, medical malpractice claims must be filed within 3 years from the date of injury or 1 year from the time the negligence was or should have been discovered. There are exceptions for minors. It is critical to act quickly to preserve the right to pursue a claim before the statute of limitations expires.Why Choose Moseley Collins for a Medical Malpractice Claim in Grant County?
With 40+ years of focused expertise in medical negligence cases, Moseley Collins has the skills and resources to thoroughly investigate errors, prove liability, negotiate aggressively, take cases to trial, and maximize compensation for injured clients.