Medical Malpractice
Tacoma, WA Medical Malpractice Lawyers Make Wrongs Rights

FULLY ENGAGED LEGAL TEAM INVESTIGATES, NEGOTIATES AND LITIGATES NEGLIGENT HARM

The term “medical malpractice” describes harm to patients that results when a healthcare provider performs at a substandard level. When a doctor, surgeon, nurse, psychiatrist, dentist, radiologist, chiropractor, podiatrist, or hospital commits a negligent act that injures a patient, that provider is liable for the consequences to that patient. An action for malpractice seeks to force a negligent provider to pay compensatory damages to cover the injured person’s medical bills, lost income, physical pain and emotional suffering. Since 1959, Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC has fought for injured patients in a variety of medical malpractice claims, including:

 

THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN WASHINGTON

Injured patients in Washington have a limited amount of time to bring medical malpractice claims after injuries occur. Depending on the facts of your case, that period could be either one or three years. Short time limits apply for lawsuits involving Madigan Army Medical Center or any other government facility or healthcare provider. These statutory limits also apply to children. If you suspect you have been injured due to a misdiagnosis, surgical error or other form of medical negligence, you should contact a Tacoma medical malpractice lawyer right away to allow ample time to secure your treatment records, identify important witnesses and allow for a proper investigation.

 

CHOOSING AN EXPERIENCED TACOMA LAWYER FOR YOUR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM

Washington law requires that medical malpractice claims undergo pretrial dispute resolution, which can be particularly intimidating to an injury victim making a claim. Insurance companies usually provide defendant medical personnel with aggressive defense counsel to protect their interests and minimize payouts to victims. Only an experienced medical malpractice attorney who is well versed in the law and has ready access to medical experts can effectively evaluate and advocate your case. Our firm has the resources and experience to help you through this difficult time.

 

Contact our experienced Washington medical malpractice lawyers

If you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call the personal injury lawyers of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC, now at 253-383-5388 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free. We advance all costs of litigation and we only get paid for our services if you receive monetary compensation.

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At Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC we have the skill and experience to take on a wide range of personal injury cases throughout Washington state. From motor vehicle accidents to workplace injuries – our reputation and success rates keep opposing counsel on edge.

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Winning is when clients get the closure and compensation they deserve. We haven’t settled for less in the last sixty plus years. And we won’t for the next sixty.

$1.9 M
Client was the victim of medical malpractice when the emergency room failed to diagnose a bowel obstruction, resulting in severe intestine injury and a colostomy.
$1.9 M
Medical malpractice claim against a doctor who failed to properly treat the client’s medical condition over a significant period of time. As a result the client suffered significant medical complications.
$835,000
A young woman was the victim of medical malpractice as a result of the delayed diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis. Complications from her burst appendix caused the loss of an ovary and her fallopian tubes resulting in her inability to become pregnant.
$700,000
Client was a victim of medical malpractice for the failure to timely diagnose lung cancer. He ultimately experienced a wrongful death because it was too late to treat his cancer.
$625,000
Client was the victim of medical malpractice and suffered a wrongful death resulting from a failure to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm in the emergency room.
$325,000
Medical malpractice claim against a medical facility for failing to timely diagnose an urgent medical condition causing the client to suffer further injury that could have been prevented.
$320,000
Client was the victim of medical malpractice that resulted from the failure to timely diagnose her cancer. She suffered a wrongful death as a consequence of the delay in initiating needed treatment.
$250,000
Client was the victim of medical malpractice. This resulted from the failure to timely diagnose and initiate treatment for her developing glaucoma.
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The change you want to see happens when your story goes beyond the courtroom and makes an impact after the case is closed.

  • Our experience with Dan Kyler and Vern Harkins was excellent from the beginning and we were very satisfied with the end results.
  • Dan Kyler and Mike Fisher were professional and dedicated throughout the entire process. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.
  • Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions.
  • Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case.
  • Michael was outstanding. He was always professional, prepared, available for questions, and on top of my case. I highly recommend him and will always consider him to be my first choice for legal matters I need resolved.
  • Mr. Fisher has helped me in the past and is very trustworthy and sincere. I would recommend Michael and of course anyone else at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler.
  • My father was sick and dying, I needed assistance and I need it fast. With a single call to Mr. Fisher’s office, I was warmly welcomed, swiftly assisted and free of the concerns... I am forever grateful to Mr. Fisher for his exquisite services in my time of need.
  • The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal.
  • I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon the Tacoma auto accident attorneys at RHHK to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels.
  • Mr. Fisher has helped me in the past and is very trustworthy and sincere. I would recommend Michael and of course anyone else at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler.
  • Our experience with Dan Kyler and Vern Harkins was excellent from the beginning and we were very satisfied with the end results.
  • The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal.
  • Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • Michael was outstanding. He was always professional, prepared, available for questions, and on top of my case. I highly recommend him and will always consider him to be my first choice for legal matters I need resolved.
  • Mr. Fisher is an outstanding lawyer. He’s knowledgeable, responsive, and kept me informed at all times. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a good attorney.
  • My father was sick and dying, I needed assistance and I need it fast. With a single call to Mr. Fisher’s office, I was warmly welcomed, swiftly assisted and free of the concerns... I am forever grateful to Mr. Fisher for his exquisite services in my time of need.
  • Mike Fisher is an example of a quality attorney who sets high standards in servicing his clients in the highest regard as an attorney and he is part of a great firm.
  • Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions.
  • I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people.
  • Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free.
  • Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon the Tacoma auto accident attorneys at RHHK to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels.
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