Perhaps nothing is as scary as being harmed by the people we trust the most to take care of us. Our healthcare professionals are the ones we turn to when we cannot figure out what is wrong with us. They are the ones that make everything better.

Until they make it worse.

If you have been the victim of a medical mistake and do not know where to turn, Russell & Hill, PLLC is here to help you recover the compensation you need for all of your incident-related expenses. When you need a Renton medical malpractice attorney, call us today.

What Happens?

By now, we are well aware that medical mistakes are not rare. We hear about them on the nightly news, but even that does not give us the full picture. Medical mistakes are responsible for more than 250,000 deaths annually in the United States, making them the third leading cause of death in the country. Those numbers are almost impossible to believe, but some estimates say that as many as 440,000 people are killed.

Some of the more common ways in which medical mistakes occur are as follows:

  • Mistakes made when diagnosing patients are the most devastating, at least according to Johns Hopkins researchers. Diagnostic mistakes can lead to delayed treatment, or even no treatment at all, for a patient.
  • Errors made when dispensing medications to patients are common and happen in a variety of ways. They can include not giving the correct medication, giving the wrong dosage of a medication, or simply not giving a patient their medication at all.
  • Hospital-acquired infections are all too common in the US. Around one in 30 hospital patients in the hospital acquires an infection every day. The CDC says that one in three patients who die in the hospital has sepsis.
  • Surgical mistakes are what many people fear the most, but they often are not the major “never events” such as operating on the wrong body part or even the wrong patient. More commonly, they are other surgical errors that are far more common.

We see so many medical professionals throughout the year, whether it is for our routine visits or an emergency with our children. Think about who you encounter: family doctors, ER staff, optometrists, dentists, pharmacists, and more.

Are you sure that all of them are performing their jobs well?

If It Happens To You

If you need a Renton medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we understand that you are going through a difficult time and are likely angry because the people you trusted the most ended up causing you pain.

If you experience a medical mistake, you should be eligible to receive compensation for all expenses related to that mistake. This can include:

  • Current and future medical costs
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Lost income recovery
  • Punitive damages

Let us handle this so you can focus on recovering and being with your family.

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