Law Office of Joanne R. Werner & Associates

Law Office of Joanne R. Werner & Associates

20 Years of Combined Medical and Legal Experience Medical Malpractice - Nursing Home Negligence - Personal Injury Claims

Firm Overview

Seattle attorney Joanne Werner was a successful and highly trained nurse for 20 years before earning her law degree. She not only worked as a registered nurse in Washington State, but earned her masters degree and taught nursing to others entering the field.

This medical background and practical experience provided an excellent foundation for her law career, allowing her to understand and explain complex medical information to judges and juries, and to assist people who have suffered catastrophic injuries through the negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct of others.

The Law Office of Joanne R. Werner represents clients in medical malpractice and nursing home negligence, negligence with personal injury claims and wrongful death suits.

Contact our Seattle law office today for a consultation.

About Joanne Werner

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duke University and a Master of Science from University of Colorado, Attorney Werner obtained her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University in 1992, where she was a member of the Law Review. She has been practicing law since 1993. In addition, she served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law where she taught pre-trial techniques and strategies. Ms. Werner represents adults and children who have suffered serious injury or death as a result of the negligence of others. She handles each case personally and rigorously fights to obtain just compensation for her clients and their families. Her knowledge of medicine and law make her uniquely qualified to understand complex medical issues and represent seriously injured people.

Ms. Werner is a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Brain Injury Association of Washington. She was selected to be a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society of Nursing. She is admitted to practice before both state and federal courts throughout Washington State.

Attorney Werner provides skillful and compassionate legal representation to clients across Washington state, including King County, Pierce County, Spokane County, Whatcom County, and Yakima County, and the communities of Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Seattle and Puget Sound.

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All personal injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you will pay no fees or costs until you receive a financial recovery for your case. If there is no recovery, you owe no fees or costs.

Contact Joanne R. Werner today for an initial consultation regarding your Washington medical malpractice or personal injury claim. Call toll free: 1-800-424-3352.

Attorney Joanne R. Werner, R.N., M.S., J.D., represents clients throughout Washington State, including King County, Pierce County, Spokane County, Whatcom County, and Yakima County and the communities of Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Seattle and Puget Sound area.
Main Office
Main Office
2025 First Avenue, Suite 830
Seattle  WA  98121
Phone
  • 206-448-7969
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Personal Injury
Dedicated Attorney Helping Injured People in Washington State

Medical Malpractice - Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse - Personal Injury
Attorney Joanne R. Werner brings 20 years of experience as a registered nurse, and over 14 years of legal experience to ensure that people who have suffered serious injuries Link to catastrophic Injuries or families grieving the wrongful death of a loved one receive the compensation they need and deserve.

If you have been injured, contact our Seattle injury law office today for an evaluation of your claim. At The Law Office of Joanne R. Werner our lawyers represent clients with any personal injury or wrongful death claim, including:

Medical Malpractice: Doctor, nurse, midwife, hospital, or health care provider errors

-Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis,
-Failure to treat an illness or complications or to treat it promptly
-Failure to gain informed consent or to inform patient of risks associated with a medical treatment, medication, or surgery
-Failure to follow acceptable medical standards, or to seek additional information or to make a referral when appropriate
-Medication errors, including wrong medication, wrong dosage of medication, or failure to monitor and act promptly when a patient has a negative reaction to a medication
-Emergency room errors or negligence
-Surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong part of the body or performing the wrong procedure
-Defective medical devices or faulty drugs
-Pregnancy and birth-related injuries leading to brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, or infant death

Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse: Inadequate patient safeguards or negligent nursing care in a nursing home, rehabilitation center, or other long-term care facility
-Medication errors, including wrong medication, or wrong dosage
-Negligent medical care leading to acute or chronic medical problems, such as pressure sores (bed sores) and sepsis
-Improper use of restraints leading to falls, broken bones, or strangulation
-Improper or negligent supervision leading to falls and broken bones
-Emotional, sexual, or physical abuse by nursing home staff, such as striking a patient, deprivation of food, water or bathroom access, seclusion, or inappropriate use of restraints
-Improper employee screening exposing residents to injury, theft or other harm

Personal Injury: Accidents caused by negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct
-Motor vehicle collisions, car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, truck crashes, and defective car parts
-Train derailments or train crossing accidents
-Defective consumer products, toys, and defective equipment in the workplace
-Construction and job site accidents
-Asbestosis / mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos in the workplace

Ms. Werner works with a select team of experts, including nationally-recognized physicians, economists specializing in calculating economic losses, vocational rehabilitation specialists who evaluate the loss of earning potential for individuals who have suffered disabling injuries, and life-care planners who determine the medical, rehabilitation, supervision and home environment needs of victims of catastrophic injury.

Contact The Law Office of Joanne R. Werner for dedicated legal help obtaining full and fair compensation for your losses.

All cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. This means that fees are only paid to the firm if we recover compensation for your case.

Joanne Werner

Joanne R. Werner graduated from Duke University in 1968 with a Bachelor of science Degree in nursing. She practiced nursing in New York, British Colombia, and Colorado before attending graduate school at University of Colorado where she received a Master of Science degree in 1972. Ms. Werner then went on to practice nursing in Washington and teach nursing at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then attended Seattle University School of Law graduating with Juris Doctor degree in 1992. While in law school, she was a member of Law Review. In 1992, Ms. Werner graduated from Seattle University with a Juris Doctor degree.

Since becoming an attorney, Ms. Werner has practiced exclusively in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury, representing seriously injured victims of improper medical care, defective and unsafe products and food, automobile, pedestrian and train collisions, unsafe workplaces, birth injuries, and wrongful death. As both a nurse and attorney, Ms. Werner has had experience handling many cases involving complex medical problems and serious injuries.

Ms. Werner is licensed to practice nursing in California and Washington and licensed to practice law in Washington. She is admitted to state and federal courts in Washington State.

Ms. Werner was selected to be a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society of Nursing. She is also a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Brain Injury Association of Washington.
Education
  • Seattle University
    Juris Doctorate
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