Back in 2015, the tragic traffic crash involving the "Ride the Ducks" tour vehicle brought national attention to Washington. The crash injured 69 individuals and killed five.
A common term heard in medical malpractice cases is a "never event." In short, never events are extreme medical accidents or situations that should not have happened.
The world of technology advances every day. And many of those advances impact the medical field. Many hospitals now use robots to perform various surgeries in Washington and across the country. Of course, medical professionals still operate the machines.
People often focus on many of the immediately visible consequences of motor vehicle collisions, from neck and back injuries to broken bones and lacerations. Moreover, the financial consequences of these collisions often receive a lot of attention. With that said, it is essential to bear in mind that there are many other ways in which those who are involved in a motor vehicle collision may suffer. For example, people may experience problems in their personal relationships as a result of a crash they were recently involved in.
Accidents happen so fast that there is barely time to react. In seconds, a reckless driver can leave someone severely injured.
Many women throughout Washington and the United States suffer pelvic organ prolapse (POP), or the weakening of pelvic organs. For years, the most common method of treating POP was a surgical implant of mesh.
Anyone who owns a plot of property, from a landlord to a store owner, is responsible for the conditions of that property. This duty of care requires landowners to maintain their property and keep conditions safe for visitors.
Like many residents in Washington State, you may be watching the development of autonomous vehicle technology carefully. A major benefit touted as a primary reason for these vehicles is the elimination of human-caused accidents. In looking at statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it may seem that this is a big need indeed.
It is common knowledge nowadays that distracted driving is an epidemic. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission reported that distracted driving causes roughly 30 percent of deadly crashes. And it has quickly become the number one cause of traffic accidents, putting more motorists in danger of sustaining severe injuries.
Many birth injuries are severe and immediately recognizable. For example, both physicians and parents alike could identify whether a baby has broken bones or muscle-related injuries if the child cannot move easily after birth.
Because you trust that your health care provider in Washington will effectively diagnose you and provide customized treatment, it can be unnerving to hear stories about people who have been the victim of a costly medical error at the hands of their doctor. At Elk + Elk, we are committed to providing people with education about the dangers of medical malpractice and helping victims in their quest to seek compensation.
Nursing homes should pay special attention to keeping their residents warm during Seattle’s cold weather months. Older people find it harder to stay warm than younger people, and the infirm nature of many nursing home residents makes it that much harder. The National Institutes of Health points out a number of problems that seniors face in retaining their body heat.