Redmond Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Redmond, WA, you may be entitled to compensation. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide proper medical care and causes injury or harm to a patient. The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping victims they deserve.

Introduction to Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Redmond, WA

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When you put your trust in a doctor, nurse, hospital or other healthcare provider in Redmond, you expect competent and safe medical care. However, medical mistakes happen more often than you might think. If you or a loved one has been injured because of substandard care by a Redmond medical professional or facility, you need experienced legal counsel on your side.

The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have spent decades representing victims of medical negligence. We have a proven track record of success, having won millions for past clients. Our firm offers compassionate guidance and strong advocacy to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.

Below we explain medical malpractice, common errors, and your legal options if you have been harmed by a healthcare provider in Redmond or King County. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, contact our offices today.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence by a healthcare worker or facility that directly causes injury, illness or death to a patient. This can include mistakes such as:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during childbirth
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient
  • Failure to diagnose cancer or other serious disease

To prove medical malpractice under Washington law, our lawyers must establish four key elements:

  1. A patient-provider relationship existed where the healthcare provider owed a duty of care to the patient
  2. The provider breached this duty of care by deviating from accepted medical standards
  3. The patient suffered actual damages or injuries
  4. The breach of duty was the proximate cause of the damages/injuries

Many factors can lead to medical mistakes, including inadequate training, fatigue, communication breakdowns, equipment errors and negligence. However, if a healthcare provider fails to meet accepted standards of medical care, they can be held liable. Patients have a right to expect competent care.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical errors cause serious harm to patients every day in Redmond and nationwide. Some of the most common medical mistakes we see include:

  • Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis: Failing to diagnose a medical condition or delays in diagnosis often allow diseases and injuries to worsen untreated. Missing diagnoses of cancer, infections, strokes, and heart attacks are especially dangerous.
  • Medication Errors: Prescribing the wrong drug or wrong dosage leads to thousands of serious medication errors each year. Similarly, pharmacy mix-ups can give patients the incorrect strength or type of drug.
  • Surgical Mistakes: Careless errors during invasive surgeries can cause serious harm. This includes puncturing organs, operating on the wrong site, leaving surgical equipment inside patients, anesthesia errors, and post-surgical infections.
  • Birth Injuries: Preventable mistakes during labor and delivery can severely harm babies. Common errors include failing to detect fetal distress and improper use of forceps. These mistakes may lead to permanent disabilities.
  • Mismanagement of Conditions: Poor management of diabetes, infections, high blood pressure and other conditions often worsens patient outcomes.
  • Failure to Monitor: Not properly monitoring patients after surgery or during hospital stays can miss warning signs of complications.

No patient expects negligence when seeking medical care. However, if you suffered additional pain, worsened illness or prolonged recovery due to incompetence or errors, you may have a malpractice claim. An experienced lawyer can analyze your case during a free consultation.

Hospitals and Medical Facilities in Redmond

Redmond has access to several excellent medical facilities and hospitals. However, even the best doctors and facilities make mistakes on occasion that can seriously impact patients. If you experienced medical malpractice at any Redmond healthcare provider, our lawyers can help. Some of the major healthcare providers in Redmond are:

You put faith in your doctor to provide safe, competent care. When they fail and their negligence harms you, we can help you pursue malpractice damages regardless of the facility or provider at fault.

Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence

Healthcare errors can result in devastating consequences for patients. Some common medical malpractice injuries we see in Redmond include:

  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
  • Amputation of the wrong limb
  • Surgical injuries to organs and nerves
  • Birth-related injuries like Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy
  • Misfilled or wrong prescriptions
  • Delayed cancer diagnosis
  • Untreated infections like meningitis
  • Severe pain and emotional distress
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No amount of money can make up for catastrophic injuries that change your life forever. However, securing compensation can aid with long-term medical bills, rehabilitation costs and other expenses stemming from negligence. Our goal is to help patients focus on recovery, not how to pay for care.

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

If you intend to file a malpractice lawsuit in Washington, it is critical to act quickly. Medical negligence claims must adhere to strict filing deadlines under state law known as the statutes of limitations.

For adults, you normally have just three years from the date of injury to file suit. Exceptions exist in cases involving fraud or where the injury was not immediately discovered.

For children injured by medical negligence, cases must be filed once the minor turns 18 or a minor can claim up until their 21st birthday. Other exceptions also exist for children's cases.

Determining the proper filing limits is complex. An experienced lawyer can evaluate your specific case timeline during a free consultation. Act now before you run out of time to pursue rightful compensation.

Why Choose Us?

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim takes experience, resources and unwavering commitment. The lawyers of Moseley Collins Law provide:

  • Dedicated Personal Attention: Our team of lawyers provides focused, personalized representation.
  • Decades of Malpractice Experience: With over 40 years of legal experience and medical credentials on staff, we know what it takes to prove negligence.
  • Access to Medical Experts Nationwide: Building a strong malpractice cases requires working with highly qualified medical experts. Our firm has developed relationships with trustworthy specialists across the country.
  • Proven Track Record of Results: Our past successes show our ability to successfully stand up to powerful healthcare systems and insurance companies.
  • National Reach if Case Negotiations Fail: If extra leverage is needed during negotiations, our network of lawyers across different states provides resources and geographic reach.
  • No Fees Unless We Win or Settle: We take malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning no payment is required upfront. We only collect if you recover damages.

The choice of lawyer can make all the difference in a medical negligence case. Our firm has the reputation, resources and skills to give your case the strongest chance of success.

Redmond Medical Malpractice Lawyers Offer Free, Confidential Consultations

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The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law provide free, no obligation case evaluations. We will review your situation and help determine if you have grounds for a claim. You pay us nothing upfront, and we only collect if your case succeeds.

Don’t delay - contact us today to schedule a consultation. We take a compassionate approach and understand this may be an extremely difficult time for you and your family. Our firm will handle all interactions with healthcare providers, insurers and defense lawyers so you can focus on healing.

We're happy to discuss your options by phone, email or during an in-person meeting. Take the first step and call 800-426-5546 now to learn how we can assist you.

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

Medical malpractice occurs when a Redmond healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of care and harms a patient as a result. Examples include surgical mistakes, medication errors, misdiagnosis, birth injuries, and more. If negligence caused you additional injury or illness, you may have a malpractice claim.

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

Our firm provides representation on a contingency-fee basis, meaning no upfront payment is required from clients. We only collect if we obtain compensation for you. All case costs are also advanced by our firm, and reimbursed only if we succeed. This provides accessible legal help to those harmed by medical negligence.

How Long Do I Have to File a Malpractice Claim in Washington?

Medical malpractice claims have strict statutes of limitations. Adults normally have just three years from the date of injury to file suit, while minors have until age eight or within three years to pursue claims. It is essential to act quickly and consult a lawyer to avoid missing your deadline.

What Types of Damages Are Available in a Redmond Medical Malpractice Case?

If negligence is proven, available damages may include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other losses stemming from your injuries. In rare cases where negligence results in death, families may pursue wrongful death damages.

Will My Malpractice Case Go to Trial in Redmond?

While we fully prepare every case for trial, the majority settle before this becomes necessary. We use proven negotiation strategies backed by decades of experience to secure fair settlements. Our firm has the resources to take cases to trial if needed to maximize compensation.

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