Washington Medical Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: How do I track down the attorney that settled my suit out of court?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
As a starting point, one option could be to contact Washington Courts (https://www.courts.wa.gov/) and ask them about any case information they might maintain. There are a number of legal tools for searching state and federal databases (some of these charge fees for their use); these might be useful as well. If the matter was in suit (with an index no.), that could make the chances of finding it more likely.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What kind of lawyer would I need for 3rd party liability? Diagnoses: Leukemia after working with Benzene for 21 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Washington on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
A consultation with an injury lawyer who has experience with toxic tort cases could be a good place to start. These are cases involving exposure to hazardous substances.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What does it mean to "practice medicine w/o license"? Can I take a pulse? Blood pressure? Bandage? Pass (stroke) test

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Why not volunteer with a fire department and see? Basically, a person coming on the scene should notify authorities and then act within their capabilities. Do you have 1st Aid & Advanced first Aid certification from the Red Cross? Then don't assume having seen you tube videos you can do anything more than apply compression to wounds, be a calming voice, you may provide CPR IF YOU KNOW HOW AND HAVE BEEN TRAINED.

You are concerned--extend that concern to training.

Q: Legal nurse consultant wants to attend med mal hearings in Western Washington. How do I find calendar of cases?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You would have to go to the court's trial list, look for cases against doctors or hospitals. Or you can contact attorneys that handle such cases and find out if they have any going to trial.

Q: Hi. I caught my pediatric oral surgeon having an affair with my wife (Seattle, WA). I have damages. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Assn--there used to be a case for alienation of affections, for such cases. You won't get everything but worth looking at.

Q: I got a hemorrhoidectomy on march 4th 2016, I now have boils covering my buttocks, can i sue for damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Only if it can be shown that the boils were somehow caused by something the doctor did. As boils are a hair follicle infection I don't see how that would be. Get the medical treament you need, do not ask questions making it sound like you are accusing the doctor, see what people say. Contact a member of the State OfWashington Assn for Justice--gthey give free consults.

Q: What are my rights if a doctor falsified my records to perform an inappropriate surgery?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the State of Washington Assn for Justice-they give free consultations. Many don't expect the client to pay for expert fees up front.

Q: Do I Have a Medical Malpractice and Negligence Case.I Feel my Psychiatrist Should be Held Accountable For My Injuries.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I think this is a duplicate post. Contact a member of the state of Washington Assn for Justice who handles malpractice issues-they give free consultations.

Q: Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case Here? I Had a Severe Allergic Interaction to A Med Prescribed by my Psychiatrist

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the state of washington Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.Much will depend on what he was told about the two other reactions. If told nothing he can't be charged with knowledge (or if the information he was given carried a different diagnosis). But get the free consultation.

Q: If Medication Prescribed causes Severe Allergic Reaction & Suffers a Brain Injury from a Fall, Is that Med Malpractice

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jul 5, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I would contact a member of the State of Washington Assn for Justice that handles medical malpractice and drug manufacturer liability. They give free consultation. Get a print out from your drug store of your medications taken for the 4 months before the incident. Yes, you know them, but get the printout.

Q: My Dr falsified my medical records in order to perform an inappropriate surgery.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jul 5, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
All I can suggest is to check with some other attorneys who are members of the state of Washington Assn for Justice who handle medical malpractice cases.They give free consultations. Depending on what your MRI's show, op notes show, pathology report shows, if your disc was shot it wouldn't be malpractice. But get a free consultation.

Q: Compensation for CT scan mistake?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Sep 10, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Minimal. It doesn't look like you will be able to show any real money damages, unless and until you develop a radiation-related illness. Even then, it will probably be impossible to prove the illness resulted from this particular procedure.

Q: My daughter was given a combination of medications, Prozac 20 mg & Diazepam 10 mg, in January of this year. First time

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jul 27, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
Look for a medical malpractice lawyer. I don't practice in WA and don't know the deadlines there. The sooner you contact WA lawyers, the better.

Q: Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington on
Answered on Jul 25, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
You have a lawyer. You should ask them. They know more about your case than anyone here.

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