Courts Rule Parents of Developmentally Disabled Have no Wrongful Death Claim

The parents of a 26 year old developmentally disabled adult sued for wrongful death, alleging a pharmacy refilled their son’s prescription for anti-seizure mediation at a higher than required dosage, and that lowering the dosage approximately two months later resulted in his death. The trial court dismissed the claim, not because it lacked merit, but […]

Standard of Care

In Washington by statute medical malpractice claims must be brought under one of three theories. Failure to follow the accepted standard of care Breach of warranty Failure to Provide informed consent[1] The standard of care has two elements: