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Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.

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where wrongs are made right


Office Location

4701 S 19th St #300,
Tacoma, WA 98405



The following results include jury verdicts, arbitration awards, mediated settlements and negotiated settlements that we have obtained on behalf of our clients:

Swimming Pool Injury


High school swimmer was rendered quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident.

Automobile Accident


Client sustained severe closed head injury and brain trauma as a result of accident on Interstate 5. Client disabled from working in prior profession.

Medical Negligence


Medical negligence in failing to diagnose infection resulting in below knee amputation of both legs, partial amputation of all fingers, multiple skin grafts and permanent disability and disfigurement.

Workplace Accident


Three construction workers injured by a defective scaffolding plank.

Medical Negligence


Client paralyzed as a result of medical negligence.

Medical Negligence


Hospital personnel negligently inserted nasogastric tube through client's nose and into brain causing severe traumatic brain injury and death.

Medical Negligence


Failure to properly diagnose and treat eating disorder in minor client resulting in multiple heart attacks, permanent brain injury and severe retardation.

Medical Negligence


Client presented for surgery to correct a rectal prolapse. Defendant doctors removed a portion of client's rectal colon and failed to properly connect colon to the appropriate organ system. Client required numerous additional surgeries and is unable to have a normal bowel movement without excruciating pain.

Business Litigation


Recovery on behalf of owner of gravel pit for breach of license agreement.

Medical Negligence


Medical negligence in failing to properly diagnose and treat flesh eating bacteria occurring on client's face requiring extensive skin grafts and resulting in severe deformity and disfigurement.

Attack by Dog


Client was attacked by defendant's dog resulting in severe injuries. Defendant failed to properly restrain the dog.

Medical Negligence


Medical negligence during and after surgical repair of an abdominal hernia resulted in intra-abdominal sepsis secondary to bowel leak leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiple organ failure, coma and additional surgeries.

Medical Negligence


Medical negligence caused client to suffer a stroke.

Semi-Truck v. Pedestrian Accident


Client was struck by semi-truck and trailer wheels rolled over client's body causing severe injury.

Medical Negligence


Medical negligence in the incorrect administration of pain management medication resulting in bilateral incomplete paraplegia.

Automobile Accident


Client was involved in a head-on collision when a bus crossed the centerline. Client suffered a severe closed head injury preventing him from returning to his previous employment.

Maritime Accident


Wrongful death of fisherman killed in an on-shore accident.

Uninsured Motorist Claim


Client was involved in serious head on collision with uninsured motorist while on-the-job resulting in physical injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Client can no longer work as a commercial truck driver.

Medical Negligence


Client received negligent medical care after an automobile accident resulting in the death of her unborn child.

Automobile Product Liability


Client was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an automobile accident. Client severely injured as a result of a defective seatbelt. The other three occupants of the vehicle sustained only minor injuries.

Automobile Accident - Wrongful Death


Client was killed in automobile accident caused as a result of defendant's failure to yield the right-of-way.

Product Liability for Fire Suit


Firefighter severely injured when flame-resistant suit failed because of defective thread.

Medical Negligence


Minor client presented with pre-existing medical condition. Defendants were advised of pre-existing condition and advised to consult client's regular treating physician. Defendants failed to contact client's regular doctor and negligently failed to properly care for client resulting in wrongful death of client.

Automobile v. Pedestrian Accident


Minor client was on his way to school and was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Defendant driver had pulled into oncoming lane to pass another vehicle and struck client causing serious injuries.

Worksite Injury


Left forearm partially severed and then re-attached resulting in loss of function due to unsafe trenching and shoring practices of general contractor. Client left unable to continue work as a pipe layer.

Medical Negligence


Medical negligence resulted in death of client's unborn child.

Medical Negligence


Client presented for uncomplicated cesarean section delivery of baby. Defendant doctors performed a bilateral tubal ligation without the consent or authorization of client. Client unable to have additional children.

Automobile Product Liability


Client was killed as a result of an in cab fuel tank which caught fire after an automobile accident.

Maritime Accident


Client was a fisherman whose back was injured when an unsecured crane fell on him in the hold of a vessel.

Maritime Accident


Client was injured when he fell through an unguarded hole in the deck of ship while sandblasting.

Bicyclist Struck by Automobile


Client was riding bicycle and was struck by motorist that failed to yield the right-of-way. Client sustained numerous injuries including closed head injury.

State Government Liability


Recovery for child killed by a mental patient negligently released from Western State Hospital.

State Government Liability

Won a substantial verdict on behalf of a woman injured by a mental patient released from Western State Hospital. Established legal precedent in the State of Washington requiring mental health professionals to take reasonable precautions to protect people who could be endangered by patient's mental problems. Peterson v. State of Washington, 100 Wn.2d 421.

State Government Liability

Obtained a substantial settlement against the state of Washington over the deaths of two children killed by a man negligently released from prison into a work release program.

Every personal injury case is different and the result depends on the seriousness of the injury, the degree of the defendant's responsibility, any negligence on the part of the person injured, the manner in which the facts of the injury are documented, the timeliness in seeking legal advice, prior medical history and many other factors specific to the case. The above results are not to be construed as a guarantee, expectation or warranty of any type.