Liability and Damages in Washington Malpractice Claims
With lawyers licensed to practice in the state of Washington, Miller & Wagner can advise and represent clients north of the Columbia River about medical malpractice claims. If you’re in Washington and need advice about your rights in a case of negligence on the part of a physician or hospital, contact our office in Portland for a free consultation about your legal options.
There are many important legal and procedural differences between Oregon and Washington medical malpractice law. At Miller & Wagner, our familiarity with these distinctions and our ability to work effectively under either state’s rules can give your claim an important advantage.
Nevertheless, the fundamentals of medical malpractice in Oregon and Washington are substantially the same. Your attorney needs to show through the testimony of medical experts that a member of your treatment team made a mistake that reflected a departure from a recognized standard of care. You’ll also need to prove that the mistake led to the patient’s death or serious injury.
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Dave Miller and Bob Wagner both began their legal careers as a defense lawyer for malpractice insurance companies. Their insights into the claim evaluation and investigation process from the defense side can give you an accurate idea of the strength and value of your case. They also have access to a wide network of outstanding medical experts — trusted professionals whose involvement with your case is indispensable to its success. In fact, Oregon and Washington doctors often call Miller & Wagner when they need advice about potential malpractice claims for their own family members and friends.
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Miller & Wagner’s Washington medical negligence practice focuses on the southwestern part of the state, especially Vancouver and Clark County. Our law firm advises and represents clients about personal injury or wrongful death malpractice claims involving:
- Neurological injuries to the brain or spinal cord
- Diagnosis mistakes
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Emergency medicine errors
- Radiology errors
- Surgical injuries
- OB/GYN malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Pediatric negligence
- Negligent treatment by nurses or other hospital personnel
- Negligence involving administration of prescriptions or medications