While injury and deaths do occur in hospitals due to ordinary, unforeseen complications, medical negligence is a serious problem that causes harm to hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. When a hospital, doctor, or medical staff create a problem that causes injury, they may be liable for damages.
What constitutes Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is when, due to the actions or inaction of a medical professional, harm, injury, or death occurs to a patient. In Washington State, medical professionals have to perform at or above the Standard of Care for a reasonable medical professional. If the care provided falls below that standard, and injury or death occurs, that person can be held financially liable in a civil lawsuit.
“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”— Sophocles, Antigone
What can PCVA do to help?
If you or your loved one has suffered injury and you believe it is due to the negligence of a physician, anesthesiologist, surgeon, or any other medical professional, contact us to find out if we can help. We work with skilled medical experts to get the most for your case, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial to get you the fair justice you deserve.