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May 2019 Archives

A patient's role in preventing a medical misdiagnosis

People rely on their doctors every day in Washington to help them in making qualified decisions about their health that will enable them to overcome unwanted symptoms and maintain a healthy well-being. However, when a doctor sees dozens of patients each day, each with varying medical histories and symptoms, it is not unlikely that misdiagnosis could occur. While health care providers are encouraged to implement practices that will enable them to make a thorough diagnosis, patients can also be advocates for their own well-being to prevent the chances of being misdiagnosed. 

Monitoring driver behavior to prevent accidents

Distracted driving is a prevalent problem in Washington and all over the nation. As technology has grown and time has passed, today's drivers have significantly more to be distracted by than in times past. The original automobiles required vigilance to operate and often required the use of both hands. However, many cars and even large trucks have become much more efficient and thus opened the window to people to be tempted to do other things while driving. 

More than half of maternal deaths preventable

Women who are pregnant or who have given birth in the last year in Washington State should be able to focus on the joys associated with bringing a new life into the world. Unfortunately, that is not always the case as the rate of maternal deaths is on the rise. Data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that three out of every five maternal deaths are actually preventable via proper medical care.

Fiery crash near border kills man

When car accidents occur in Seattle, it is likely understood that those who cause them typically had no intention to do so. Even in cases were recklessness is apparent, those guilty of it may never have intended for their actions to cause harm to another. Some may see that lack of intent as reasoning to not prosecute those who cause accidents any further. While that argument may apply in a criminal case, accident victims may be left with little choice but to bring a civil action in hopes of earning compensation. Such action typically is not motivated by vindictiveness, but rather the need for help dealing with the devastating results a car accident can produce. 

Final exams and the risk of a car accident

For some people, motor vehicle accidents may be especially likely during certain times. For example, someone who is under a lot of pressure at work may be more likely to collide with another vehicle, and this may also be true for someone who has been experiencing sleep problems. In this blog, we will look at some of the challenges that college students face with regard to final exams and discuss preventative measures as well as legal options that may be available following a wreck.

Negligence possibly the cause of Seattle crane disaster

Ever since Saturday afternoon, people across the state and the country have been speculating what led up to the devastating crane collapse in Seattle. King5 News in Seattle reports that the Washington Department of Labor and Industries wrapped up its inspection of the scene, but the investigation is not over yet.

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