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October 2017 Archives

What every parent should know about birth injuries

Every day, hundreds of Washington parents rely on the expertise and professional care of qualified doctors to safely facilitate the labor and delivery process. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made or conditions are not ideal, and an infant may experience trauma and injury at birth. Parents who have a basic knowledge about what constitutes a birth injury may be able to better protect themselves and their children from long-term pain and unnecessary trauma.

Becoming familiar with deadly medical errors

For many Washington residents who are seeking medical care, the risks of their health care provider making a critical error is not the first thing that crosses their mind. However, medical mistakes are becoming increasingly common and are far more serious than many people realize. Seemingly minute missteps can have a profound effect on a person's quality of life and in serious incidents they can be fatal. 

PTSD and other mental challenges after a crash

News reports and social media discussions often cover some of the consequences of traffic collisions, such as the loss of life and physical injuries. However, our law firm knows that some car crash victims and their loved ones struggle with problems that may not be as visible. For example, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a car accident, which could throw your life off track in many ways. Whether you are no longer able to drive, which could affect your transportation to work and other facets of your life, or you are struggling with depression, these crashes can be devastating from a mental health standpoint.

Vehicle technology risks and benefits

The new vehicle safety technology that is becoming more and more prevalent may have you considering a new car purchase in Washington. Manufacturers are touting these onboard crash prevention features as the solution to many of the sources of traffic crashes. We at Elk & Elk understand that safety features are not a substitute for safe driving behaviors.

What is a uterine rupture?

Pregnancy is supposed to be a happy time, but sometimes things go wrong. If you are pregnant, it is smart to understand if you are at risk for certain complications. Your Washington doctor will likely review your medical history to determine if you are at risk for a complication, such as a uterine rupture.

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