We should be able to trust the women and men who work in the healthcare profession to care for us at the highest standards possible. We do not expect them to make us worse. Unfortunately, there are times when mistakes are made that cause us harm.
No healthcare professional is perfect, and yes, everyone knows mistakes are made. There are times, though, when the mistake is due to outright carelessness or negligence on the part of the healthcare professional. That is unacceptable.
At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we will work to secure the compensation you need. If you need a Bellevue medical malpractice attorney, call us today.
It is nearly inexplicable, just how many people are killed due to medical mistakes each year in this country. Conservative estimates put the number at about 250,000 deaths annually, but some estimates say as many as 440,000 people lose their lives each year due to medical errors.
Think about all of the medical professionals you see over the course of a year: primary care doctor, ER nurses and doctors, optometrist, dentist, pharmacist. The list goes on. We should be able to count on these people performing at a high level of care, but sometimes they are careless or negligent in their duties and cause patients harm.
Below we discuss some of the common ways in which healthcare professionals can cause people harm, but this list is not complete. You should always go over your case with a qualified legal professional before moving forward.
Medical mistakes are something you probably only saw on TV and in movies. Unfortunately, they are part of real life as well. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a medical mistake, consider seeking legal assistance. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team will work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for all of your expenses related to the incident. This can include coverage of continued medical bills, pain and suffering damages, punitive damages, and more.