People in Washington State who may themselves be in need of an organ transplant or who have loved ones waiting for new organs know all too well the importance of the human life. For many people on the wait list for a new organ, the receipt of such organ may literally be the difference between life and death. It would only stand to reason, then, that the process by which these organs are identified and transported be error-free as time matters greatly in many of these situations.
Expectant parents in Washington State should be able to enjoy the day that they bring their children into the world. However, for some people, the very day that should be one of the happiest days of their lives can too easily become one of the most tragic if either the mother or the baby experiences difficulties during or after birth. Should such a situation occur, prompt and appropriate medical response can be critical. The lack of this response is something people should be able to seek compensation for but apparently, not everyone can do so.
Hospitals are places where people in Washington go to get better. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. If you have a loved one who went to the hospital, then experienced a worsened medical condition and died, it could be the result of a doctor mistake. At Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan we represent clients who have lost a loved one due to a preventable medical error.
People in Washington State who believe they or their family member have been injured due to a medical error have reason to want to seek compensation. When a medical mistake or act of medical negligence leads to a person's death, that urge to be compensated can naturally be even greater. In seeking some form of compensation, some people might have choices as to where they pursue the legal action.
As medical science continues to make advances in what is possible, another trend sadly continues. Patients in Washington State become the subjects of medical errors. In some situations, if they are lucky, people experience no injury or negative consequences from these errors. In other situations, however, serious injury and even death can occur. A new documentary is being released that attempts to highlight the grave nature of this reality.
People in Washington State who want to understand the process of seeking justice after a medical mistake has happened should know that there may be intricate details involved in doing this. Certainly being able to prove that an error was made is important but that is not the only thing that may need to happen in order for injured patients or their family members to receipt appropriate compensation.
When Washington residents think about wrongful death, they may think of adults who died in work accidents. Infants and fetuses can also die wrongfully and parents may want to understand when the death of their baby is considered wrongful.
Losing a family member unexpectedly can be one of the most heartbreaking things you go through in life. It is even worse if your loved one’s death was due to someone’s negligence and could have been prevented. You and other Washington residents may rightly want to know what qualifies as wrongful death and if you might be able to get compensation.
If you or someone in your family has to go to the hospital in Washington, you will likely have many questions for the doctors and medical staff. When preparing for a hospital visit or even once a visit has already commenced, it is important that you know some of the things you should watch out for. While hospitals are the places that you should be able to count on to help you get well, they can also be the places that make you sick or even kill you.
People in Seattle may hear stories about patients dying in emergency department waiting rooms and worry that they might face the same scenario were they to present to the hospital in an emergent event. Many have developed a “first come, first serve” mentality when it comes to waiting for services (including health care). However, visits to the ED are not supposed to work the same way. Of the 130.4 million ED visits that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports occur annually, it may be reasonable to assume that not each of those share the same level of acuity. So how are ED providers to determine who should be seen first?