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June 2019 Archives

How much is an average Seattle car crash settlement?

How much your car crash case settlement or judgement would be worth in Seattle would depend on a number of different factors. There is no specific figure that suits every case. The point of the personal injury law system is to make you whole, and the responsible parties should pay you until that happens.

What kind of long-term treatment is necessary for cerebral palsy?

Suffering through the trauma of a birth injury can be a challenge for both the baby and parents. Families expect to welcome healthy babies into their world, but the negligence of medical professionals can put both a child's and mother's life at risk during labor.

The role of electronic medical records in medical malpractice

Advanced technology has infiltrated nearly all areas of daily life, including health care practices. New technology has made it possible for physicians to share medical records, transmit prescriptions and record notes regarding patients’ history, allergies, adverse reactions, conditions and treatments. Just like other types of technology, however, glitches and mistakes can occur. Yet, when mistakes occur with health care records, peoples’ lives are put on the line.

Job loss, negative emotions and car accidents

Whether someone gets in their car after having too many drinks or a driver fails to follow traffic safety guidelines, there are countless reasons why motor vehicle wrecks often happen. However, it is important for drivers to be aware of less common risk factors that may result in a collision. For example, someone who is going through an incredibly difficult time due to negative emotions associated with the loss of their job may be more likely to cause a motor vehicle accident.

Should you think twice before calling a ride-share?

Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft make it easier for residents and tourists to travel around the greater Seattle area. However, how much do we really know about the car we hail to give us a ride to that concert or restaurant? The app only gives the driver's name and the make and model of the car, after all.

Recognizing a misdiagnosis before it is too late

Doctors in Washington uphold the responsibility of helping their patients to manage unwanted symptoms, maintain their health and regain optimal well-being when they are unwell. One of the ways that they do this is by making diagnoses based on a patient's symptoms and medical history. A delayed diagnosis, an incorrect diagnosis or ignored symptoms can have a detrimental effect on a patient's health and long-term quality of life. 

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