Head Injuries in Children Cause Lifelong Impairment

Traumatic brain injuries can impair victims for life. You are accustomed to hearing about these injuries in adults – specifically professional athletes, or stories about people in car accidents – but children are susceptible as well. In fact, the risk may be even greater for children – and the effects can be even more severe.…

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Mothers Deserve Safe Deliveries. They’re Not Getting Them.

Pregnant women care for themselves throughout their pregnancy so they can bring a healthy baby into the world. Unfortunately, you can do everything right and still have traumatic labor and delivery. One of the most serious conditions a mother-to-be can develop is preeclampsia. If it is not quickly diagnosed and addressed, the life of the…

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Placental Abruption Is a Life-Threatening Medical Condition

Every day, thousands of babies are born in the U.S. For many mothers, the delivery process is painful and exhausting, but the end result – a healthy baby – makes it all worth it. But for others, the process is a challenge, and some face life-threatening complications during pregnancy and during labor. According to the…

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Why Bridges Are So Dangerous in Winter

Winter is the most dangerous season for drivers, pedestrians, and truckers because unpredictable weather leads to accidents and injuries. Everyone must adjust their routines and habits to stay safe during the winter. Icy bridges are a significant concern because when there is rain or moisture and cold, the bridges can freeze and become icy. There…

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Failure to Obtain Consent Can Constitute Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice lawsuit that caught the attention of the media this summer is a grim reminder of the importance of securing patient consent before surgical procedures. We might find it tedious to sign what feels like piles of paperwork for even the mildest of medical treatments, but after what happened to a new mother…

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Commercial Trucks and Hydroplaning Accidents

Winter weather has arrived in Washington, and that means snow, rain, and wet weather conditions. One of the dangers of this type of weather is hydroplaning, a phenomenon that happens when your vehicle’s tires lose grip with the road and skid out of control on a wet surface. This is scary when it happens with…

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Who Is Liable for a Collision with an Autonomous Vehicle?

When you are in an accident with another vehicle, it can be simple to determine who was the at-fault party. Whether you were hit because the other driver was drunk, driving distracted, or driving reckless, the driver is the one liable for any damages and injuries you might have sustained. However, with modern day technology…

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What Are Bridge Strikes?

Motorists must be notified of the height of bridges and overpasses in feet and inches. Sometimes, it is posted on the bridge itself, and sometimes it’s on a sign a mile preceding the bridge, and usually it’s both. This is done so that tall vehicles such as commercial trucks know whether they will be able…

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What is Patient Abandonment?

Patient abandonment is a continuing issue in the United States. It involves a doctor, nurse, or other caregiver failing to provide the care a vulnerable patient needs and comes in several forms. Abandonment of this kind is a type of medical negligence that warrants legal action when it causes harm. While patient abandonment in Washington…

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