Washington Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Nobody should have to experience serious injury or death at the hands of a medical professional. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you can trust EPIC will help you get the compensation you deserve.

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A medical mistake, whether through an active accident or negligence, can have an incredible impact on your life, your ability to work, and your medical bills. Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel has helped countless victims navigate difficult medical malpractice scenarios and get the justice they deserve.

“…I am so very thankful for everything. You were so patient with all the questions and at times my frustration.”

– Kristina Newcomb

Washington Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel Medical Malpractice Case Results

$1.2 million recovered for a woman seriously injured by a surgeon failing to control an operative drill during spinal surgery.

$875,000 recovered for the death of a 72 year old man caused from injuries received in a fall during a failed transport in a nursing home.

$850,000 recovered for a baby who suffered a shoulder injury when a midwife used unsafe methods during the delivery.

$500,000 recovered for death of 74 year old woman caused by her surgeon mistakenly nicking her aorta during a surgery to address acid reflux.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is the failure by a hospital, doctor, or other medical professional, to care for a patient insofar as the patient incurs a serious injury or even death. 

Criteria required for an injury claim to qualify as medical malpractice includes:

  • a violation of the standard of care
  • an injury resulting from medical negligence
  • an injury resulting in significant damages

If criteria are met, medical malpractice cases can be made for:

  • misdiagnosis 
  • misreading/ignoring lab results 
  • performing an unnecessary procedure 
  • surgical malpractice 
  • medication dosing errors 
  • premature discharge 
  • incorrect assessment of patient medical history 
  • failure to recognize symptoms

Lawsuit Summary

Five Year Period ending December 31, 2018

Total number of claimsClaims with paid indemnity*Total paid indemnityAverage paid indemnity
No lawsuit filed2,2961,115$114,714,584$102,883
Lawsuit filed2,6021,052$517,224,969$491,659
Total4,8982,167$631,939,553$291,620
 

Office of the Insurance Commissioner Washington State (2018). 2018 Medical Malpractice Annual Report: Claims closed from Jan. 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017. Retrieved from: https://www.insurance.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2018-08/2018-med-mal-report.pdf

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