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Who Can I Take Legal Action Against in a Seattle Medical Malpractice Claim?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 5, 2016

When we’re treated by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, a lot of trust is put in the ability of health care workers and facilities to heal patients. Unfortunately, people are injured by errors or negligent acts committed by medical professionals and facilities each day. If you or a loved one has suffered a medical malpractice injury, you need an experienced Seattle attorney on your side.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, nurse, or other medical official makes a mistake or acts negligently and their actions lead to a patient’s injury. Other health care professionals include a midwife, naturopath (ND or naturopathic physician), midwifery birth clinic, or others. Medical malpractice can also happen if a medical professional didn’t perform their duties at the accepted standard of medical care. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, this standard of medical care can by defined by the testimony of a qualified medical expert.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Here are the most common types of medical malpractice claims Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has handled over the years:

Surgical error
• Misdiagnosis
• Failure to diagnose medical issues in a timely manner
• Failure to order medical treatments in a timely manner
• Anesthesia errors
• Medication and prescription errors

Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Any medical professional can be held accountable for injuries their actions caused. Here are some of the medical professional and facilities most commonly named in medical malpractice suits:

• Doctors
• Nurses
• Surgeons
• Emergency medical technicians (EMTs or paramedics)
• Anesthesiologists
• Pharmacists
• Hospitals
• Urgent care facilities
• Elder living facilities
• Nursing homes
• Skilled nursing facilities
• Birth centers
• Midwives
• Naturopathic physicians

Contact an Experienced Seattle Medical Malpractice Attorney

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. has been there for many people and their families suffering after medical malpractice injuries. Call our Seattle medical malpractice attorneys today to find out how we can help you secure the financial settlement that helps you heal and move on from this difficult time. You can reach us at (888) 228-3860.

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