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March 2019 Archives

What constitutes a medical malpractice case?

When the residents of Seattle visit a medical professional, they expect to receive quality medical care and diagnosis for any serious problems they may have. When a doctor or other medical professional is negligent in their treatment, there may be a case for medical malpractice. If you feel you have been treated negligently, you should understand when you have a case for medical malpractice.

Pedestrian accidents and foggy conditions

In some parts of the country, winter weather is receding, and warmer temperatures are being welcomed. During the spring, many people enjoy spending time outside and some people want to get exercise by jogging or going for walks. Although this can be a great way to burn calories and enjoy the outdoors, it can also present certain dangers, such as the risk of a pedestrian accident for those who find themselves near traffic. Moreover, the risk of a pedestrian accident can be especially high at certain times, such as periods of heavy fog.

Is there governmental aid for babies with birth injuries?

Parenting is an expensive endeavor as is, but when your child sustains a brain injury, especially one that results in long-term disabilities, it can be even more so. If your Seattle birthing team failed you and your child in that it allowed your child to sustain a disabling birth injury, you may wonder if there are programs available that can help you cover the cost of inevitable expenses that stem from the injury. The good news is, there are.

Autonomous vehicles and consumer readiness

Residents in Washington State who are concerned about the ongoing problems associated with vehicle accidents may well be interested to learn about ways to improve safety on the road. Over the past few years, more and more companies are working to develop autonomous vehicles. There are many assertions made about how these vehicles may reduce or even eliminate traffic accidents and deaths. 

Documentation errors can lead to patient harm

Documentation is among the most important tasks that nurses in Washington can perform to keep patients safe from medical errors. Elite Learning notes that a recent study revealed over 250,000 deaths annually are attributable to medical errors. By providing the right information in the right place at the right time, nurses can help eliminate or reveal mistakes and prevent serious injuries.

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