Helsell Fetterman LLP
Katharine Brindley has had a growing trial practice for the past 28 years, defending health care clients in medical malpractice matters and those facing disciplinary issues with state licensing authorities. For example, Kathy successfully defended a local hospital in a four-week trial by a claimant with bilateral leg amputations. The jury was unanimous in its verdict that there was no negligence by any health care professional.
Katharine has developed a statewide reputation for her defense of health care professionals facing disciplinary and licensing disputes with the state of Washington. Most notably, she successfully defended a popular physician accused of smothering an infant. After months of investigation and a four-day hearing involving complicated issues of what constitutes life and death, the physician’s license was restored.
With a background in registered nursing, Katharine is prepared to handle a wide variety of medical issues and regularly works with specialists in all areas of medicine and surgery. She also serves as a frequent guest speaker at nursing schools in the Puget Sound area and regularly works with local hospitals on issues of risk management and health care business transactions.