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August 2017 Archives

Patient precautions may lower the risk of doctor errors

Mistakes are made in any profession, but when a person in Washington suffers a doctor error, the results can be devastating. It is not that far-fetched for people to think they may fall victim to medical malpractice. Forbes magazine reports that medical negligence is in the top three causes of death for Americans. 

Lowering your risk of preterm labor

When a woman is pregnant in Washington, everyone hopes she will carry the baby for the full 40 weeks of pregnancy. Sometimes, though, situations occur when a baby is born premature or too early. It is well-known in the medical community that preterm labor is to be avoided at all costs because babies are not equipped to live in the outside world during the earlier weeks of pregnancy.

What is the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act?

Legislators in Washington have been working to make the roads safer, and you may be aware that a new distracted driving law is on the books now. According to the Seattle Times, this law is the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, and it makes holding an electronic device while driving illegal.

Never event reporting may reduce facility incidents

Seeking medical care in Washington should result in an improved health condition. However, as The Joint Commission points out, it has been a long-acknowledged fact that sometimes, medical mistakes happen, and patients get worse instead of better. These adverse events are preventable, and should never happen. Over two decades ago, the organization developed a policy with the intent of assisting hospitals to overcome safety hazards that led to serious "never" events. 

What you need to know about the use of forceps during delivery

Doctors in Washington have to be prepared for every eventuality in the delivery room, and you should be able to trust that yours will make the right decision if something out of the ordinary arises. One of the tools that may be needed during delivery is the forceps, and when used correctly and in the right circumstances, it can prevent serious medical issues. At Elk & Elk, we understand that medical devices such as these have the potential for harm, as well as benefit.

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