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Have you been injured due to a medical procedure? Although we usually trust our medical providers, sometimes they make mistakes or the technology they use fails and that trust is broken. Injury from medical care occurs when a provider fails to provide patient care similar to other medical providers in Washington. This is referred to as a “breach of the standard of care.”


Medical negligence can occur in some of the following scenarios:

  • Misdiagnosis

  • Delayed diagnosis

  • Failure to treat or improper treatment

  • Medication error

  • Insufficient sanitary practices

  • Improper performance of a procedure

  • Hospital infections or toxic exposure

  • Birth injuries

  • Defective medical product

Identifying Claims of Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence cases can be difficult to prove and win, for a variety of reasons. They are more complex, more expensive, and many people are uncomfortable about suing their doctor or other healthcare provider either due to a special relationship existing between patient and physician or intimidation. Our attorneys are experienced at identifying and proving how a medical provider has failed to fulfill their duty to provide the level of care necessary to treat our clients.   

Patients have a right to receive appropriate and safe care for medical conditions.  We can help! If you or someone you love have been injured due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, call us and we can provide a free consultation about your injury and the issues you are facing.

Case Example: Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

Confidential settlement


Our client suffered a significant burn injury from an improperly performed liposuction procedure at a nationally known cosmetic group, for which she was not an ideal candidate. The defendant physician also failed to adequately treat her injuries after he attempted to keep his errors from becoming known and failed to provide a diagnosis. The lack of immediate attention for her injuries added to both her horrific suffering and the damage to her tissues. She suffered permanent injuries with debilitating nerve pain and disfiguring scars.

Contact Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano & Lind’s Bainbridge Island Office to schedule your free case evaluation. We proudly represent injury victims throughout Washington State.

Note Re: Covid Related Injuries and/or Death

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered Washington’s medical negligence law related to Covid-19 illnesses by loosening the stringent requirements of this statute. In 2021, due to the pandemic crisis, our legislature enacted exceptions to the above standard of care in cases involving Covid-related care and treatment. Among these, a health care provider would not be found negligent if they acted in good faith under the guidance and recommendations at that time or if they did not have sufficient resources (facility capacity, staff, supplies).

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