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Medical Malpractice in Washington

If you've been injured or sickened as a result of an incorrect diagnosis, surgical mistake or other medical error, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A Washington State medical malpractice attorney can review the circumstances of your situation and help you understand if you have a valid medical malpractice claim.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

According to the American Bar Association:

"Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider—a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital or hospital worker—whose performance of duties departs from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients."

If a loved one was killed as a result of a doctor's mistake or you've been harmed by a medical error, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If your medical malpractice lawyer is able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf, or if your medical malpractice lawsuit is successful, you can receive money to pay for:

  • Medical expenses related to your injury, including doctor's bills, prescriptions and other medical equipment, and physical therapy
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Lost wages and time off work
  • Pain and suffering

How Much Do Medical Malpractice Attorneys Cost in Washington?

Most Washington medical malpractice lawyers charge what is known as a contingency fee.

When you pay an attorney on contingency, you pay the lawyer nothing up front or while the case is in progress. When your medical malpractice case is finally resolved, the attorney is paid a percentage of any money you win or receive in a settlement. The lawyer is also reimbursed for legal expenses incurred while preparing and trying your case.

A contingency offers a couple of advantages over paying an attorney an hourly rate or flat fee:

  • You only pay the attorney if your case is successful
  • You owe no money upfront
  • Attorneys are unlikely to represent you if they think your case is weak, so you won't waste money on a case that is ultimately unsuccessful

Find & Hire a Washington State Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you've been injured as a result of a healthcare provider's mistake, you cannot afford to delay. You should hire a Washington State med mal attorney immediately to begin your medical malpractice claim. offers a free service that can match you with Washington State medical malpractice lawyers in your area, whether you live in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma or elsewhere in the state. Call us at 877-913-7222 or fill out the form on this page. We'll ask you a few easy questions, then quickly connect you with a local med mal lawyer.