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What is inattentional blindness?

Washington drivers know that distractions can lead to crashes. But do you know how many distractions you face on a daily basis? Do you know that inattentional blindness may impact your driving?  Today we will discuss inattentional blindness. What is it? How does it relate to driver safety? What can you do to cut...

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Where Washington State ranks in distracted driving accidents

Washington State’s distracted driving law makes it illegal to use a mobile phone or portable electronic device while operating a vehicle. Since the law went into effect in 2017, traffic fatalities have reduced noticeably.  According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the majority of residents are aware that holding a cell phone while driving is illegal....

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Medical mistakes cause more than 250,000 deaths annually

You know your body better than anyone, so when something is ailing you, you probably recognize that something is amiss and seek treatment accordingly. If you are like most Americans, you probably place a good deal of faith in your primary care doctor and his or her ability to properly diagnose your condition and...

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Who is liable for a dog bite?

A dog bite situation is always terrifying if you are the victim, and it requires someone to be responsible for the suffering you go through. The law provides guidance as to who holds responsibility or liability for a dog bite situation.  According to the Washington State Legislature, in most cases, the dog’s owner is liable for...

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What causes persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns?

The birth of your child should be an exciting time, but if he or she suffers a birth injury, it can make this a scary time. Luckily, most birth situations end without any complications or issues. However, it can help to learn more about potential issues that your baby may be at risk for....

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In case of an auto accident, know what information to gather

From day-to-day errands to the inevitably long Seattle-area commute, Washington drivers spend a lot of their lives on the road. With over 5.5 million licensed motorists in the state, it is no surprise that even the most careful driver may end up in a potentially devastating accident, and even a relatively minor collision can leave an...

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The dangers of eating while driving

Recent years have seen a greater emphasis placed in avoiding distracted driving (with a good deal of that placed on avoiding cell phone use while behind the wheel). There are, however, a number of other types of driving distractions that may be even more prevalent (and thus potentially more dangerous) than using a cell...

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About 20% of serious medical conditions misdiagnosed

Becoming a physician requires considerable schooling, and because doctors are typically highly trained, most people tend to believe what they tell them and follow their instructions accordingly. Like everyone else, though, doctors sometimes make mistakes, and when they make diagnostic errors, the repercussions may prove life-threatening. According to AARP, diagnostic errors are entirely too frequent across...

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Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries

A car accident in Washington can cause several injuries. One of the more severe injuries are those affecting the brain. In fact, car accidents cause more TBIs ranging from mild to severe than any other accident type.  TraumaticBrainInjury.com states that car accidents account for half of all TBIs reported. The skull is particularly vulnerable in a...

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Can you sue a pharmaceutical company for side effects

According to NCBI, after treatment, you may notice that you are experiencing some side effects as a result of the medication you are taking. In such cases, you may file a lawsuit against the manufacturing company if the situation persists.  You may either file a product liability or a defective product claim. These cases are typically...

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