Medical Malpractice Attorney Bellingham

medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is when a medical care provider – including a doctor, dentist, nurse, laboratory technician or a hospital/medical facility – fails to meet the “standard of care” that would have been met by other healthcare providers in similar circumstances. The failure to meet the “standard of care” must directly harm the patient in order […]

Medication errors

Most patients trust that when they are given a prescription for pharmaceutical drugs that the medication will be safe to use and create the desired effect. Unfortunately, in some situations prescription drugs end up harming instead of helping the patient. When a person is harmed by the prescription, administration or dispensation of a prescription drug […]

failure to diagnose cancer

Failure to diagnose cancer can lead to devastating consequences. When a patient approaches their doctor with a set of symptoms, the physician is required to fulfill a “duty of care.” A doctor may be able diagnose a disease or medical condition after performing an exam to confirm symptoms, order tests to clarify symptoms or refer […]

failure to diagnose

When a medical professional fails to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease, he or she may have committed medical malpractice in the form of “failure to diagnose.” A general practitioner is responsible to listen to a patient’s heartbeat, test blood pressure and identify family history of heart disease. In some cases, a general […]

wrongful death

In Washington State, a case qualifies under the “wrongful death” statute when “the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” Wrongful death may occur as a result of many situations including medical malpractice, when a person dies under the care of another, car accidents or criminal acts. […]