Tacoma Health Malpractice

Spanaway residents and other Pierce County families rely on a variety of medical centers when facing emergency medical crises, surgical needs or significant injuries. These high-quality hospitals and medical centers located just minutes from the community provide a range of essential care services such as cancer treatment, maternity care, specialty institutes and more. Key facilities include Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, MultiCare Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma and Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup along with numerous primary and specialty clinics.

When healthcare providers breach the applicable standard of care resulting in serious injury or death, patients and their families may pursue compensation. However, establishing that malpractice occurred is complex and requires the expertise of a skilled attorney with extensive experience in this field. At Moseley Collins Law, our team of seasoned lawyers and nurse advocates has dedicated over 40 years to providing strong legal support for injured clients. We understand the complex legal, medical and insurance issues related to these claims and work tirelessly to help our clients obtain maximum damages possible.

Medical Malpractice Claims in Washington

A patient’s right to pursue financial restitution for negligence in the form of settlements or civil verdicts is protected by state laws. To successfully demonstrate negligence, a qualified attorney must prove that the following elements are present:

Physicians and other Tacoma Health Malpractice Moseley Collins providers owe a duty to each patient to follow accepted standards of practice when providing healthcare. In order to demonstrate a breach of this standard, attorneys must access medical records and notes along with a range of other pertinent healthcare documents. Moreover, they must consult nurse and medical experts in the appropriate fields to establish proper protocols versus negligent actions. This process must also include a review of evidence such as laboratory results, imaging and billing documents.

In addition to establishing medical malpractice, our experienced lawyers must prove that the provider’s breaches caused injury to the plaintiff. This can be a direct result of the substandard medical care or indirectly through subsequent harms that could have been avoided had the standard of care been followed. Injuries like infections, amputations, disabilities or even death can all be caused by medical negligence.

Injured patients can recover significant financial compensation to pay extensive medical bills not covered by insurance. They can also use this money to acquire specialized equipment, make home and vehicle modifications to accommodate disabilities, access in-home care services and therapy and replace lost income. While no amount of monetary recovery can erase the impact of medical negligence, our firm prioritizes helping our clients get back on their feet and feel empowered after suffering from this type of medical error. If you suspect that your current or former healthcare provider committed an act of malpractice, contact us now to discuss your claim with one of our attorneys. We offer free, no obligation consultations.