Category: Washington Medical Malpractice

Opioid Distributors Agree To Pay $518 Million To Washington State

On May 3, 2022, the Washington State Attorney General announced a resolution-in-principle with three opioid distributors who agreed to pay a total of $518 million, with more than $476 million directed toward addressing the opioid epidemic, six months after Washington…
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FTCA Whistleblower Wins $183M Against Ely Lilly

Washington Appellate Court Reverses Defense Summary Judgment In Hospital Malpractice Case Involving Death Of Two-Year-Old

The Court of Appeals of the State of Washington Division Three (“Washington Appellate Court”) held in its unpublished opinion filed on April 21, 2022 in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a two-year-old: “The Pittmans have produced ample…
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Seattle Lawsuit Alleges EMS Delay Led To Heart Attack Death

The family of a 46-year-old Seattle man who died of a heart attack at home filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle on March 24, 2022, alleging that the delay in receiving life-saving EMS treatment was due to the…
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Washington State Pays $3.75M To Settle Lawsuit Claiming Inmate Died From Untreated Cancer

The Seattle Times has reported that Washington state has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a 63-year-old inmate who died at Monroe Correctional Complex after his cancer was untreated for…
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Washington Appellate Court Revives Malpractice Case Against Therapist Alleging Sexual Relationship

The Court of Appeals of the State of Washington (“Washington Appellate Court”) held in its opinion published on September 27, 2021: “The trial court dismissed Jodi Williams’ professional negligence and malpractice claims against her former therapist, Shawn Gillies, because the…
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Washington Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment In Informed Consent Medical Malpractice Case

The Court of Appeals of the State of Washington (“Washington Appellate Court”) held in its published opinion filed on July 12, 2021: “Viewed in the light most favorable to Davies, as we must, her experts agree that had she undergone…
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Washington State Agrees To Pay $3.25M To Settle Prison Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Washington State has agreed to pay $3.25 million to the family of a 57-year-old prison inmate who died from an abdominal incisional wound following cancer surgery that the prison medical staff failed to properly treat and for which he was…
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Washington Chiropractor Charged With Inappropriate Sexual Contact Involving 21 Women

It has been reported that 61-year-old Washington chiropractor Dr. Kenneth Parker was charged in late May 2021 with eight counts of felony sexual misconduct by a health care provider. He was arrested that same month on six counts of indecent…
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Washington Appellate Court Affirms Defense Medical Malpractice Verdict, Finding “No Guarantee” Jury Instruction Was Appropriate

A Washington medical malpractice plaintiff who was diagnosed with an Achilles tendon tear months after undergoing total knee replacement surgery by the defendant surgeon appealed a jury verdict in favor of the defendant, arguing, in part, that the trial court…
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Superspreader Wedding In Washington Tied To At Least 7 Nursing Home Resident COVID-19 Deaths

A wedding in Washington State that was attended by more than 300 guests, including staff from three nursing homes (McKay Healthcare & Rehab Center in Soap Lake, Lake Ridge Center in Moses Lake, and Columbia Crest Center in Moses Lake)…
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