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In the state of Washington, there is an incarceration rate of approximately 480 per 100,000 people. Inside the state prisons in Washington, there are approximately 20,000 men and women. All of them, regardless of their crime, have a right to adequate medical care. However, many people in prison suffer from a lack of proper medical care at the hands of prison officials. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we know those who are incarcerated still have rights. Our Washington prison medical malpractice attorneys are ready to help anyone who suffers from a medical mistake in state prisons.
Our team truly believes that the phrase “liberty and justice for all” applies to everyone, even those who made mistakes that landed them in prison.
All medical malpractice cases are complex. This is especially true when a medical mistake happens to a person who is incarcerated in the Washington prison system. Your attorney will be responsible for handling all aspects of your case, including:
There are various ways that someone incarcerated can experience medical malpractice. This could due to a medical error committed by a member of Washington prison medical staff, such as a misdiagnosis, medication error, surgical mistake, and more. Often, medical malpractice in prison revolves around a failure to provide appropriate medical care or ignoring an inmate’s injuries.
Most prisons have medical clinics, infirmaries, and dental clinics designed to provide care for inmates. If an inmate’s condition is serious, prison medical staff is supposed to send an inmate to outside specialists for care. Failing to do so could constitute medical malpractice.
Those who are victims of medical malpractice could be entitled to various types of compensation, including coverage of their medical bills, damages for pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of future earnings (if applicable).
There are many correctional facilities throughout the state of Washington, including the following:
The prison medical malpractice attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC are ready to help. If you were harmed due to a medical error while incarcerated in a Washington prison, or if you have an incarcerated loved one that was harmed by a medical mistake, we will work to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us by clicking here for a free consultation or calling (503) 226-6361.