When families in Washington make the difficult decision to place their elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home facility, chances are the weeks and months leading up to the transition were filled with apprehension. Despite their efforts to arrange their care for their family member, a conclusion was reached that it would better benefit everyone if a nursing home took over the primary care responsibilities of helping their family member.
According to a 2015 report by CBS News, 30 U.S. residents die a day in motor vehicle car accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver. This stat comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is no secret that this number spikes exponentially during the holiday season, especially right around New Year's. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is a spike in the number of drunk driving-related accidents in December. In 2013, the latest year for stats, 733 people died in crashes caused by drunk drivers in December. You can do your part this New Year's Eve by keeping in mind a few key safety tips to prevent drunk driving accidents in Washington.
When people need to visit their doctor in Washington, they place their full trust in their health care provider's ability to thoroughly assess their condition and provide recommendations for treatment and recovery from their symptoms. However, there are undoubtedly times when doctors are ineffective in caring for their patients due to misunderstandings, inadequate information and even fatigue.
People who live in Washington State have no doubt heard for years and even for decades about how dangerous it is to drive a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, it seems that despite the clear facts, there continue to be too many people who simply refuse to make the safe and responsible choice to put their keys away when they will be consuming alcoholic beverages. In fact, records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the number of drunk driving deaths in the state has been on a steady rise for the past few years.
When it comes to medical malpractice in Washington, it is important to understand a concept called duty of care. Your whole case will rest on its presence. If you cannot prove there was a duty of care, then you cannot prove your case. The National Law Review explains this is the responsibility of a medical professional to provide care to you.
According to March of Dimes, a doctor may schedule a cesarean section if there are problems during your pregnancy that may make vaginal birth risky for mom, baby or both. If a person has a healthy pregnancy, and if the delivery doctor does not detect any issues that may make vaginal birth a dangerous option, the doctor will likely recommend vaginal birth.