When a child suffers from medical malpractice it can have devastating effects on the child and family. Pediatric malpractice is one of the most common reasons for malpractice claims, and it usually occurs from a missed or failed diagnosis from subpar medical assessments. If you think your child may have suffered due to negligence by a doctor or hospital, speak to an experienced Seattle medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your options.
Forsberg & Umlauf PS is a Seattle law firm that represents doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmacists, dentists and other health care professionals against malpractice claims. The firm has experience handling cases involving medical negligence, birth injuries, and HIPAA violations. It also defends clients before state disciplinary boards.
The firm has been in business for 30 years and has won numerous million-dollar settlements, including several cases involving medical malpractice. Its attorneys have extensive backgrounds in medical malpractice and are members of the WSAJ. They are experienced in complex cases involving medical errors, birth injuries and wrongful death.
Pediatric malpractice cases are often complicated, and it can be difficult to establish if a physician has acted negligently. For example, many children with meningitis are misdiagnosed or undertreated, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal complications. In the case of bacterial meningitis, the disease can be fatal in less than 24 hours if not treated immediately with antibiotics.
Medical malpractice is a serious problem and if it affects your child, you need to take action immediately. A medical malpractice lawsuit can be challenging, but a reputable attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Forsberg & Umlauf defends Seattle Pediatric Malpractice Advocate, nurse practitioners, nurse aides, dentists, pharmacists and other health care providers against malpractice allegations including negligence, failure to provide informed consent, wrongful deaths and prescription and medication errors. The firm provides vigorous and cost-effective defense services and has successfully defended clients against claims made by the Texas Office of Civil Rights, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and others.
Al-Agba likens her work to solving a puzzle, and she makes no secret of the fact that it isn’t always easy. Her presence in Washington allows her to physically examine alleged abuse victims instead of only reviewing records, as some consulting pediatricians do. In a recent case, she was consulted for DCYF on a 7-month-old girl after her parents reported that she had been injured. The child later died of a head injury. X-rays showed that the girl had a neck fracture, which was ultimately determined to be the result of medical negligence. In a similar case, she helped to clear a young girl of domestic violence allegations. DCYF later dropped its charges against the child and returned her to her parents. The family owed $75,000 in bills, much of it for medical costs. A confidential settlement was reached before trial in both cases. In addition, the firm has represented child patients in other actions resulting from negligence by doctors and other health care providers.