Ballard High student charged with on-campus rape

  Demonte Rigney was a stand-out football player for Ballard High School. On Tuesday, he was charged with sexually assaulting a female student during class last spring. “I was afraid, so I did everything he told me,” the alleged victim told KIRO 7 during a recent interview. As an alleged sexual assault victim, KIRO 7 has agreed not to reveal … Read More

Western State employee misconduct cases spark concern

Employee misconduct cases at Western State Hospital raise concerns about the psychiatric hospital’s culture and staff supervision. Author: Chris Ingalls Published: 1:00 PM PDT July 11, 2018 Updated: 6:25 AM PDT July 12, 2018 A KING 5 investigation reveals a rash of employee misconduct at Western State Hospital, the troubled state mental institution that evaluates and treats mentally ill criminal … Read More

Jury awards $25 million for negligence in Harborview stroke case

By Mike Baker   | The Seattle Times A jury in King County has issued a $25 million judgment for a woman who went to Harborview Medical Center’s Stroke Center for treatment but suffered a paralyzing turn for the worse during her stay. Doctors in Montana had sent Jerri Woodring-Thueson to Seattle in October 2013 to get care at the … Read More

Smith v. Confidential Hospitals

Obtained $20.1 million settlement for stroke patient who suffered a series of “watershed strokes” caused by relative hypotension

Flyte v. Summit View Clinic

$18.6 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case against Summit View Clinic involving a pregnant woman with swine flu.

Estate of Leonard Thomas

$15 million jury verdict for the wrongful death of an unarmed black male killed by a SWAT sniper in Fife.