Seattle Medical Malpractice Attorney
The skill of a surgeon is found in the details, and there are many, many details to attend to in a successful surgical procedure. Researchers studying surgical errors have concluded that roughly half of all surgical problems could have been avoided, including:
- Medication errors or anesthesia overdoses
- Misreading a medical chart or failing to review medical instructions before surgery
- Operating on the wrong body part or amputating the wrong limb
- Scalpel slips
- Injury to vessels or organs
- Failing to perform the correct surgical procedure
- Improperly performing the surgical procedure
- Failing to carefully monitor the patient during surgery so as to promptly identify and treat problems
- Failing to identify and treat complications to prevent injury
Clearly, it’s not always the surgeon who is at fault in these cases. It can be an anesthesiologist, a nurse, or an emergency room technician. These types of surgical errors form the basis of medical negligence lawsuits.
If you suffered a serious injury, or a loved one died link to wrongful death due to a surgical error, you may be able to seek financial compensation in court with a medical malpractice case. Contact the Seattle law office Link to Contact Us of attorney Joanne Werner, RN.
Medical Experience and Legal Skill Combined
Seattle lawyer Joanne Werner was a highly skilled nurse and professor of nursing before earning her law degree. Her medical background and practical experience in the hospital setting provides an excellent foundation for understanding and explaining complex medical information.
Additionally, our law firm focuses much of its work on helping people injured by health care professionals so we have handled many medical malpractice and nursing home malpractice cases. We are effective as well as knowledgeable in this area.
If you have suffered a loss of function, disfigurement, pain, or the untimely death of a loved one because of a botched surgery, contact a Seattle medical malpractice attorney at The Law Office of Joanne R. Werner.
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Attorney Joanne R. Werner, R.N., M.S., J.D., represents clients throughout Washington State, including King County, Pierce County, Spokane County, Whatcom County, and Yakima County and the communities of Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Seattle and Puget Sound area.