Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The attorneys at the Hester Law Group of Tacoma believe the only time a doctor, nurse, dentist, or other health care professional should be sued is when their work demonstrates they were inept or neglectful. We recognize that not every procedure produces a perfect result. But when people purporting to be professionals fail, you need someone to hold them accountable.
The Hester Law Group's lawyers believe medical negligence is an area that should be handled only by experienced attorneys who have been properly mentored. We engage in a significant analysis before proceeding with such cases. We find qualified expert witnesses to examine the records of the medical event. The attorneys in the firm practicing in the area of medical malpractice spend a significant amount of time working through the details of each case as a team. Each legal client presents his or her own complicated history and we work hard to assess all background factors into our approach to the medical malpractice case. This part of our practice is highly selective because the insurance companies defending the cases are known to defend as aggressively as we prosecute.
We have taken the following cases to trial, mediation, or through negotiations:
- Hospital Neglect - resulting in fatal brain bleeding
- ER Physician Wrongful Death for neglecting patient
- Surgeon negligently engaging in brain surgery guided by an x-ray that was upside down
- Physician overprescribing and over dispensing narcotics leading to brain damage
- Prison medical negligence leading to Coumadin overdose
- Pharmacy negligence in dispensing medication stronger than represented on packaging
- Failure to diagnose injuries the surgeon created during surgery
- Negligently burned stomach skin during appendectomy
- Multimillion dollar verdict against hospital for reckless wound care resulting in paralysis and excruciating pain
- Hospital and Surgeon left surgical sponge in abdomen resulting in otherwise unnecessary subsequent surgery
- Physician-prescribed contra-indicated drugs resulting in prolonged hospitalization