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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: What If I work for a medical facility and find that other employees are committing malpractice and doing illegal things?

If the company that hires me are negligent in their training programs and do not train staff properly, and I notice other employees committing crimes and doing things against policy and procedures, is there legal action I can take against them?

Christopher Kirk Steuart
Christopher Kirk Steuart
answered on Feb 28, 2023

Based on the limited set of facts provided in your question it is difficult to determine how serious or dangerous the situation you are describing is. This is an issue of what are your responsibility to the organization, patients, and the broader community. With knowing more, I would say the first... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: What If I work for a medical facility and find that other employees are committing malpractice and doing illegal things?

If the company that hires me are negligent in their training programs and do not train staff properly, and I notice other employees committing crimes and doing things against policy and procedures, is there legal action I can take against them?

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Feb 28, 2023

You can file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory agency or notify your employer of the activities that you believe in good faith to be illegal. If you do so, your employer is legally prohibited from retaliating against you for whistleblowing.

At the same, you would be wise to seek...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: I went to have my gallbladder removed and during the procedure my liver was torn and then cauterized. anything I can do?
Christopher Kirk Steuart
Christopher Kirk Steuart
answered on Feb 27, 2023

You clearly suffered an injury. The elements of medical malpractice include violation of the standard of care. If the doctor in performing the procedure failed to perform at the recognized standard of care you may have a case. That said if you suffered a loss is a critical component of the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Washington on
Q: personal injury WA state

so, there's a personal injury case, which just has been dismissed without prejudice and the statute timing is running out in WA state, here are the questions:

Can I as a lawyer file a new same personal injury case in same court and "start over" as long as I'm within time... View More

Steve Dashiak
Steve Dashiak
answered on Jan 29, 2023

If it's dismissed withOUT prejudice, you can re-file at any point before the SOL runs.

The answer to the fees and costs question is between you, the new law firm, and the client. You're generally entitled to be reimbursed for costs, but asserting a lien for your fee in a case...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: How can I sue fit defamation of character involving a doctor

It has cause a misdiagnosis and possible damage

Or medical malpractice

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 26, 2022

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Unless there's more to the matter, it would be a matter of medical malpractice, not defamation of character. Defamation means spoken or written words that cause harm to your dignitary interests (reputation).... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: My fiance is currently incarcerated. Pandemic hit and he was given the wrong shot I need help

My fiance is currently incarcerated. While he was incarcerated the pandemic hit. On Feb. 10th 2022, he was supposed to recieve the Moderna vaccination, but they gave him the wrong shot. They ended up giving him the medication named Regen Cov. He has been trying to find help with this and that is... View More

Christopher Kirk Steuart
Christopher Kirk Steuart
answered on Feb 21, 2024

A claim for Medical Malpractice includes: breach of the standard of care, injury, and damages. There may be no remedy for this malpractice if there was no injury (you have not stated an injury or damages). If there are damages, unless they are significant or long term, it may not be practical for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Washington on
Q: What type of attorney to reach out to or resources in WA State to pursue dental malpractice claim (unsure if accurate).

Paid $18,000 of $22,000 bill for dental implants on top/bottom of mouth in 2022. The procedure was not completed; the top fell out within 6 mos., swallowed 2 of the top 3 implants. Went to dentist and they wanted another $16000 to complete as they needed to go into cheekbone to secure implants.... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 10, 2024

Consult with experienced malpractice attorneys in the state where this occurred.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: I was having a Angioplasty done. The surgeon ruptured my artery. He had to put in 3 stents instead of 1.

Instead of putting in 1 stent he ruptured my artery and had to put in 3 to make up for his error.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 2, 2024

It might be malpractice. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Can you help find a contingency lawyer who specifically can help me with a plaintiff based therapy malpractice lawsuit?

I've had trouble finding lawyers with this focus but I have plenty of documentation, the support of their supervisor and definitive HIPAA violations. I can't afford to pay up front. But I need to know where to take this case.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 2, 2024

The only ways to do this is with an internet search or calling lawyers; if they do not handle, ask for a referral. Many such cases are not viable due to the nature of litigating medical malpractice cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: What does this mean?

2014 Alaska Statutes

Title 09 - CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

Chapter 09.55 - SPECIAL ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

Article 06 - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS

Sec. 09.55.544 Evidence

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 13, 2023

An Alaska attorney should answer your question, but your post remains open for a week. Your question is posted under Washington. You could try reposting under "Alaska." You're asking about an Alaska statute. Although questions can remain unanswered on this forum sometimes, you'd... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Can I sue Allenmore Hospital Emergency Department for lying to me about my injuries?

May 26th I fell off a roof 9 feet, my head and the whole right side body all hit the ground, I had to drive myself the ER, during intake I had difficulty trying to convince them that I fell off a roof, they didn't believe me, after the 4th time of questioning and I wasn't changing my... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 22, 2023

If you had additional damages because of their failure to diagnose and treat, you may have a case. Otherwise, any case would not likely be viable. Based on what you indicated, there would probably not be a case worth taking. But it is recommended you consult with experienced medical malpractice... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Chiropractor sends bogus bill with outrageous fees and then shows up at my house multiple times after hours knocking.

So I was hit in a car accident with my 5 year old in the car. We went to a chiropractor and he took some x-rays and told us we should come 3 times a week for 3 months. I did not like the feeling of getting adjusted and neither did my daughter. So I went 3 times total, but only got adjusted the one... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 14, 2023

The question may be, not did the chiropractor charge too much, but did you settle for too little.

The bills could be reviewed by another chiropractor or experienced attorney to give you and opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: I was misdiagnosed with a bug bite from the emergency room I went too. three days diagnosed with shingles.

I was misdiagnosed and later diagnosed with shingles and I'm loosing my eyesight.

Can I take the doctor's employer to court for misdiagnosing me.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 3, 2023

Possibly. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Post surgery bacteria infection which cause me to get an emergency surgery to save eye. Eye drops recalled later by FDA
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 30, 2023

Infections can occur with or without negligence/malpractice. Another medical expert would need to review the records to determine if there was malpractice.

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: I want to know if I have a medical negligence/malpractice case

On March 2nd, around 10PM I called the after hours line at an OBGYN. The doctor on call was J.K. I informed the call specialist that I had a prcedure overseen by this obgyn clinic on Tuesday February 28th, and that my bleeding was picking up again and that it was getting to be a concerning amount... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 10, 2023

If you suffered physical harm due to the refusal to see you, a case might be possible, though there are many difficulties.

Consult with experienced attorneys. Use Justia search to find an attorney. https://www.justia.com/lawyers

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: I have been banned permanently from donating plasma and the facility that did it will not share my medical information

They told me I was tested positive for HIV or hep or ???? The facility banned me permanently from donating plasma. And I have begged for an answer but they tell me nothing. They have scared me to death and will not give me any answers. Nothing they have treated me like this. Deliver the worse news... View More

Christopher Kirk Steuart
Christopher Kirk Steuart
answered on Oct 12, 2022

You should go to your primary care practitioner and ask for testing. This probably not medical malpractice for the plasma center to not tell you why they permanently blocked you.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Why does my X-ray say I have several small metal fragments in my ankle and a metal surgical artifact.

The hardware is plastic. I’ve had pain in the area the fragments are.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Your question remains open for five weeks, probably because it is something for a physician's expertise, not an attorney's expertise. You could pose this question to the radiologist who read the film or your referring doctor. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: Can I hold a hospital responsible.

I went to the emergency room, by way of ambulance I could not walk, with two swollen feet and on my right foot my big had lost the toenail and had a black stripe running down the pad of it. They diagnosed me with possible frostbite gangrene and just called the other foot swollen. They gave me a... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 6, 2022

I'm sorry for your injuries and the anxiety they've caused you. A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. In terms of your position about measures by the hospital that could have averted the situation, a medical opinion would be needed there. One... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: How to sue this doctor

My father was treated with chemotherapy and immunotherapy in each infusion that he had, they took a blood test for more than almost a year, but in this last month, he felt terrible, weak, confused. We thought that it was a product of the treatments he had. So we asked the doctor, and he did not say... View More

Egan Patrick Kilbane
Egan Patrick Kilbane
answered on Jan 13, 2022

I am extremely sorry for your family's loss. Unfortunately, it is impossible to even preliminarily evaluate a potential case of medical negligence without reviewing the medical records themselves. Given your concerns, I would strongly encourage your family to request your father's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Q: I was misdiagnosed and a wrong surgery was performed on me. What is the best approach? Who do I get in touch with?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 23, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could get in touch with medical malpractice attorneys. Most law firms that handle such cases offer free initial consults. If a firm felt there was a basis for a case, they could request your surgical records... View More

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