Peter is an attorney in Seattle, Washington, who brings product defect, medical device, and medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured patients and their families. He handles cases nationwide. Peter also serves as Vice Chair for the Washington State Association for Justice’s Medical Malpractice Litigation Practice Group.
Peter became involved in the patient safety advocacy world a few years ago out of frustration from the amazing volume of people he cannot help at his law firm. Peter has “screened” the medical malpractice cases at his firm since 2012. This means he repeatedly spends hours telling injured patients, or their heirs, about the legal escape
Peter Mullenix. Esq
hatches doctors, hospitals, and manufacturers can use to avoid responsibility in the legal system. He decided to channel his frustration into something positive by joining Washington Advocates for Patient Safety, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting patients from medical errors. This year he became a board member of WAPS and participated in their legislative advocacy work. He also started a website called http://safepatientadvocate.com to help get the word out about safety issues that might help patients protect themselves. His primary focus is on unknown dangers from medical devices. Last year he created a two minute video called: “5 Things to Know About Medical Devices Before Your Surgery,” which can be seen here: http://safepatientadvocate.com/video-5-things-know-medical-devices-surgery/. He also created a list of questions for patients to ask when their doctors suggest the use of an implantable or surgical medical device, found here:
He lives in West Seattle with his wife, also an attorney, and their two young kids.