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 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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What Are the Most Devastating Motorcycle Injuries?

As we enter the autumnal season, many of us choose this time to travel the scenic roads of our beautiful state. Within our Tri-City area, there are gorgeous wineries to visit and stunning views in the nature preserves. It is hard to resist going out on a motorcycle, especially when the autumn air turns cool…

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Why Do So Many Truck Accidents Happen on Rural Roads?

In our beautiful state of Washington, there are large interstate highways that stretch from Spokane to Seattle. They’re often full of those large semi-trucks, so passing and merging can be dangerous. But while the highways and major roads come with certain risks from semi-truck drivers, it may be surprising to hear that rural roads present…

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When Should a Hospital Be Held Liable for an Emergency Room Error?

When patients go to the emergency room, they have a right to expect that the hospital will act competently. Emergency rooms, by definition of an emergency, handle very difficult cases. Still, the hospitals and medical staff should be trained to handle emergencies properly and efficiently. Many types of emergencies, including heart attacks, gunshot wounds, injuries…

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What Are Brachial Plexus Injuries?

Many serious injuries are preventable. Some injuries are a violation of trust. Parents trust that during the labor and birth process, their doctors have the skills and experience to anticipate any emergencies. Your labor and delivery team should be ready to respond as soon as they see that a complication may result in a brachial…

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for a Truck Accident?

Legally? No. Realistically? Yes, you do. Truck accidents are much more difficult cases than car accidents and other types of personal injury accidents for many reasons. Commercial truck accidents are often more deadly than other types of accidents. There are many federal and state rules that regulate the safe operation of trucks and the qualifications…

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