Know the dangers of electric scooters
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on March 8, 2021
Eco-friendly methods of transportation are gaining popularity. Electric scooters are a fantastic eco-friendly way to get around urban areas, but they can cause significant injury. If you or a family member has started to use an electric scooter, it is important to familiarize yourself with some of the risks. Here are some key safety...
What are some common myths about dog bites and children?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on March 6, 2021
The most likely person to suffer from a dog bite is an adult. However, when dogs bite children the injuries are often and much more severe. After a dog bites a child, there is often confusion on the part of the adults. Often, the adults claim that the child did not provoke the bite...
Safety advances that could reduce accidents
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on February 23, 2021
The Seattle weather presents many challenges for drivers in and around the city, as well as throughout the rest of Washington. Most commonly, drivers must contend with rainy weather, but as recent events show even snow is not out of the question. As vehicles incorporate more technology into designs, several safety innovations show promise...
When should I replace my tires?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on February 10, 2021
Many Americans moan about the negligence of other drivers. While it is true that the conduct of fellow motorists can seem questionable at points, making sure that you are doing everything on your end to prevent catastrophic car accidents is also imperative. One of the most important things that you can do to keep...
How do rideshares contribute to accidents?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on January 30, 2021
Ride-share services are invaluable to most people nowadays. Not only is it convenient for those who may not have another means of transportation, but it can aid in the fight against drunk driving. People have become more accustomed to calling for a rideshare after a night of drinking. According to the U.S. News, drunk...
3 things to know about dog bite claims
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on January 13, 2021
Dogs are one of the most popular pets. People also often use them as guards to keep their property safe. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our Seattle dog bite injury lawyers know not every dog is friendly and not every owner is responsible. When you combine an aggressive dog with a bad owner,...
4 common types of surgical errors
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on January 11, 2021
Surgical errors are one of the leading causes of death for patients in the United States. Medical errors are a serious public health problem and pose a substantial threat to patient safety. An “active error” occurs when a physician does something incorrectly in the operating room, thus creating a surgical mistake. 1. Surgery on the wrong...
What are the three types of distracted driving?
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on January 1, 2021
Distracted driving can happen in a variety of ways even though people often associate it with cell phones. Something as simple as having a conversation with a passenger can be distracted driving. Things you do every day without thinking about them can distract you while driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains...
Is delayed cord clamping dangerous?
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on December 12, 2020
Usually, after the birth of a baby, the doctor quickly clamps the umbilical cord. However, there is also the option of waiting a little while to clamp the cord. This option of delayed cord clamping, according to the American Pregnancy Association, can help increase the volume of a baby’s blood and the amount of iron...
False positives in prostate cancer biopsies
Posted in Blog, Firm News, Medical Malpractice on November 23, 2020
Prostate cancer is a serious health concern, especially for older men. Getting a prostate exam can be intimidating for some, and having a biopsy to check for cancerous cells can be even more difficult. People in Washington State should know that liquid biopsies can sometimes return a false positive due to unrelated, noncancerous mutations....