Seattle, WA asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington

Q: Got a broken jaw, 22 months ago. Surgery was done poorly and now jaw is painful and does not work well. Could I sue?

I should have been transferred to different hospital, in Seattle. Waited a week for the surgery. Was later told surgery was done by an ear, nose, throat doc.

I saw an oral surgeon, who told me jaw was misaligned, and they could only fix it by breaking my jaw again.

Surgery was done at Tacoma General.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks - but regardless, any attorney would need to review your file in greater detail, very likely with the guidance of a medical professional to make a meaningful assessment. Already having waited this long for a response, your best option might be to reach out to attorneys to discuss. Most attorneys who handle such cases offer free initial consults - if nothing else, you'd learn the timelines within which you need to act to preserve your legal rights under Washington law. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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