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January 2019 Archives

The role of a witness in a car accident

When people are involved in a car accident in Washington, they may provide conflicting reports of what happened during the events that led to the collision. While investigators use a variety of means to identify who is at fault including the use of evidence and crash reconstruction, there may still be some gray area in finding out exactly what happened. 

Plastic surgeon's license revoked after malpractice claims

When people in Washington seek the help of a licensed plastic surgeon, they usually spend considerable time researching doctors who they feel will be able to accomplish their objectives in a manner that is safe and effective. While many health care professionals highlight patient safety as a primary concern, there are some that would rather make a quick buck at the expense of their patients' wellbeing. 

Staying safe when you have to drive in heavy fog

With the notorious gray weather of Washington, it is not unusual for you to encounter days when fog is prevalent and the air seems thick. While you may be used to this weather, driving in it requires you to pay extra attention as your visibility is greatly limited. At Elk + Elk, we have helped many victims of motor vehicle accidents. 

Woman's kidney accidentally removed during spine surgery

While shocking, news of wrong-site surgeries may surface often enough to show how this issue continues to be one that plagues the healthcare industry. Many in Seattle might question how a wrong-site surgery can occur, given the assumed intelligence of the practitioners involved, as well as the understanding that patients must first consent to any treatments performed on them. Yet it may typically be due to simple breakdowns in communication (or oversights by a doctor) that such bizarre errors happen. 

Distracted driving blamed for accident that killed woman

When people get in their car to drive somewhere in Washington, they take on the responsibility to drive safely and follow the rules to protect themselves and their passengers. However, they cannot control the actions of other drivers who may not be paying as much attention to the critical task of driving. In unfortunate incidents where people are the victims of another person's negligence, it can be extra challenging to grasp the situation when it appears to have been entirely preventable. 

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