Medical Malpractice in the Hospital
Essentially, a hospital is responsible for the actions of anyone who provides care in the hospital. Even if nurses or doctors are contractors or in some other arrangement in which they don’t technically work for the hospital, the hospital is usually still responsible for what they do.
At Perey Law Group, our attorneys help victims of hospital errors seek full compensation. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington in these cases.
What Qualifies as Hospital Negligence?
Hospital negligence can come in many forms, from nurses failing to report medical emergencies to doctors, to misdiagnosis cases, to failure to monitor a patient’s condition, to causing a birth injury, to failing to provide prompt and timely treatment. Most hospital negligence cases go unreported. Further, the hospitals have secret meetings about cases with bad outcomes and by law, they do not have to tell the patients about these secret meetings. Without legal representation, a patient may never learn what really happened.
The critical element that has to be proven is whether the hospital staff did something incorrectly, or whether the incident was simply the result of the risk of medical treatment. To do this, our lawyers work with experts to determine if the appropriate standard of care was followed or not.
Proving Hospital Errors
We conduct careful investigations to prove hospital errors. Our goal is to find out who is responsible and why. Often, our investigation reveals blatant issues, such as nurses or other staff stealing medication from patients because they are addicted.
Other times, the issue is not so clear-cut. It may be a matter of a piece of equipment that was misused or even malfunctioning, such as a broken alarm on a heart monitor. This is why our investigation must be thorough.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in hospital error cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in getting compensation in your medical malpractice case.
Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.