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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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Parents play a role in their teenager’s driving

Car accidents occur among all age groups, but teenage drivers are especially risky drivers. The main reasons for this include distractions and inexperience. Parents can, and should, play a major role when it comes to helping their teenager drive safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is important that parents set limits...

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Signs of a possible birth injury

When a birth injury impacts a child’s well-being, the effects of the injury are not always immediately apparent. After parents bring the infant home, they may notice troubling signs that could indicate medical concerns. Seek help from your child’s pediatrician if you notice any of these potential birth injury symptoms. Musculoskeletal symptoms Birth injuries may...

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How can you protect yourself from medical errors?

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one in seven Medicare patients in a hospital setting is subject to medical errors. However, AHRQ goes on to explain that medication errors can happen in any setting and at any touchpoint within the health care system. Medication errors can be dangerous, if not fatal....

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Dog bite prevention tips for dog owners

Dogs are companions, playmates and best friends for many Washington residents. Unfortunately, dogs can also bite, causing nerve damage, severe pain and put victims at risk for illness, infections and diseases due to germs. At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd, our Seattle dog bite lawyers have experience representing clients injured as a result of...

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Dog bites can lead to serious complications

According to Washington State Legislature, if a person’s dog bites you in public or when you are in private lawfully, then the owner is liable for any injuries that you incur. It does not matter if the dog is vicious or if the owner assumes the dog is not vicious.  Dog bites can cause damages beyond...

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