Kitsap County Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Dealing with a medical injury can leave you facing overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial struggles. You put your trust in doctors, nurses, hospitals and clinics to provide competent, professional care. When serious, avoidable medical errors occur, patients and families deserve accountability and fair compensation. An experienced Kitsap County medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand your legal options and determine if you have a valid claim.

At Moseley Collins Law, our team of seasoned medical malpractice lawyers is dedicated to helping injured victims and grieving families in Kitsap County and across Washington. We have over 40 years of experience representing patients harmed by medical negligence, from medication mistakes and misdiagnoses to surgical errors and more. If you believe substandard medical care contributed to significant injuries or a loved one’s death, contact us for a free consultation.

Examples of Medical Malpractice in Kitsap County

Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals fail to meet accepted standards of medical care. Doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists and other providers must deliver competent, safe treatment to avoid causing preventable patient harm. Some examples of medical negligence include:

  • Surgical mistakes - Errors during surgery, improper anesthesia administration, accidental punctures or lacerations
  • Childbirth injuries - Errors during labor/delivery, failure to perform C-section, newborn brain damage
  • Failure to diagnose - Missing a cancer diagnosis, ignoring heart attack symptoms, not detecting infections
  • Medication errors - Wrong prescriptions, improper doses, ignoring drug interactions
  • Nursing home abuse - Bedsores, dehydration, excessive sedation, physical abuse
  • Doctors discussing in hospital hallway

No matter what category your injuries fall under, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can investigate what happened and build a strong claim for maximum compensation. Do not assume an unsatisfactory medical outcome was unavoidable. Our lawyers frequently uncover clear incidents of negligence that providers attempt to conceal.

Establishing Liability in Medical Negligence Cases

Proving malpractice requires showing four key elements:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship existed that established a duty of care
  2. The healthcare provider violated accepted standards of medical care
  3. The breach directly caused the patient’s injuries
  4. Quantifiable damages like medical costs, lost income, disability or pain/suffering occurred

This hinges on extensive reviews of medical records plus expert testimony assessing where standards were breached. Skillful lawyers use these resources to prove negligence and calculate all damages owed to the injured patient.

At Moseley Collins Law, our firm handles serious medical malpractice claims involving catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Typical cases include:

  • Birth injuries causing cerebral palsy, Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy
  • Misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Surgical errors leaving patients paralyzed
  • Anesthesia mistakes resulting in severe brain damage
  • Preventable medical errors during hospitalization

No case is too complex - or too small - for our lawyers to evaluate. We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation if you have questions about your legal options after medical negligence.

Why Hire Us for Your Medical Malpractice Case?

With over 40 years of combined legal experience, Moseley Collins Law has an outstanding record of success with medical malpractice lawsuits. What sets us apart?

  • We conduct intensive independent investigations - To prove malpractice, we assemble a team of at least four medical experts from different specialties to thoroughly review your records and provide written opinions. This rigorous analysis is key to prevailing in court.
  • We consistently achieve record settlements - Rather than settling for what insurance companies offer, our lawyers prepare every case for trial. We fight relentlessly until our clients receive full fair compensation.
  • We front all costs - We realize malpractice cases are expensive to litigate. But you pay absolutely nothing until we achieve financial recovery for you. We take all the risk, so you can focus on healing.
  • We take cases seriously - We carefully screen each potential case and only accept those involving grave harm. Your case will have our full attention and dedication from start to finish.

If you or someone you love suffered harm in Kitsap County, connecting with us is the critical first step. Call today for a free, no-obligation review of your potential malpractice claim.

Kitsap County Medical Facilities

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Below we have compiled a list of major hospitals and medical centers serving Kitsap County residents:

Kitsap County Cities and Towns We Serve

The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law assist injured victims across Kitsap County including the following cities and towns:

  • Bremerton
  • Port Orchard
  • Poulsbo
  • Silverdale
  • Bainbridge Island
  • Bangor Base
  • Keyport
  • Tracyton
  • Suquamish
  • Indianola
  • Kingston
  • Hansville

No matter which Kitsap County community you live in, our lawyers are here to help if you suffered harm due to medical errors. Call today to learn more about your legal rights and options.

What Damages Can I Recover?

The physical, emotional and monetary effects of medical malpractice can be devastating. Many victims face enormous medical bills, lost income from disability, and reduced quality of life following negligent medical care. Families who lose a loved one may face funeral costs and loss of companionship damages.

Types of compensation available through a Kitsap County medical malpractice claim include:

  • Medical expenses from additional treatment needed
  • Income/benefits lost due to disability
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Cost of required nursing care
  • Prescription, transportation and medical equipment costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium damages
  • Wrongful death damages like funeral costs

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer understands how to seek full financial recovery to stabilize lives following medical negligence. We fight to get victims and families the maximum compensation they rightfully deserve.

Proving Damages in Medical Negligence Cases

Along with proving liability and negligence, lawyers must substantiate all losses attributable to the client’s injuries. This requires collecting documentation and evidence such as:

  • Itemized medical bills
  • Expenses for medical aids like wheelchairs, hospital beds, mobility vehicles etc.
  • Income/benefit records along with proof of lost wages
  • Physician notes outlining activity restrictions and impact of disability
  • Records validating pain levels
  • Actuarial data supporting future losses
  • Funeral invoices in wrongful death cases

Skilled medical malpractice lawyers know how to compile persuasive evidence and deliver compelling arguments. Our team works tirelessly to recover full damages for every aspect of harm following medical negligence. Contact us today to start discussing your potential claim.

Statute of Limitations in WA

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If medical negligence caused you or your loved one harm, it is imperative to act quickly and connect with a medical malpractice lawyer. In Washington, state laws impose strict deadlines for filing lawsuits based on the date of injury.

For adults, the medical negligence statute of limitations is just three years. Additional exceptions may apply in cases involving minors, brain damage, or foreign objects left inside surgical patients.

Do not gamble by missing your deadline if medical errors caused substantial losses. The sooner we get involved, the better - evidence disappears and witnesses’ memories fade over time. Allow our lawyers to protect your legal rights by initiating claims in a timely manner. Call today at 800-426-5546 for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice Under Washington State Law?

In plain terms, med mal occurs when a Kitsap County healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of care and harms you as a result. This includes doctors, nurses, dentists, therapists, and other licensed providers. Mistakes like surgical errors, improper prescriptions, missed diagnoses, and preventable infections could be considered negligent.

How Can I Prove the Doctor or Hospital Actually Made a Mistake?

You gather all medical records then have independent specialists review them to identify breaches in proper treatment. Credible experts must pinpoint what the provider specifically did wrong or failed to do. Their written opinions are crucial to showing malpractice happened. An experienced lawyer knows how to build this evidence.

What Types of Compensation Could I Receive if My Case Succeeds?

The damages can include coverage for additional medical costs, lost income, reduced earning capacity, rehabilitation services, specialized equipment, and pain and suffering. If negligence resulted in death, the family may claim wrongful death damages. A lawyer fights to recover full, fair payment for all losses.

Who Pays the Legal Fees and Expenses in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect if money is recovered for you. We also front all case costs rather than burdening the injured client. Fees come out of the final settlement or award. This arrangement gives people access to skilled lawyers they may otherwise not be able to afford.

What Happens if I Am Partly to Blame for My Medical Injuries?

Washington follows a Comparative Fault rule. If both you and the provider were negligent to any degree, your damages may be reduced by your percentage of fault. A lawyer presents evidence minimizing your contribution versus the provider’s mistakes. Damages are not an all or nothing proposition.

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