Watch for these signs of cerebral palsy in young babies
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on May 25, 2021
Cerebral palsy is a motor disability, meaning that it affects your baby’s ability to move normally. The cause of cerebral palsy is damage that occurs to a child’s brain in early infancy, sometimes even during birth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your child has cerebral palsy, it is important...
Know the signs of retained surgical items
Posted in Firm News, Medical Malpractice on May 15, 2021
Many patients expect that they will recover quickly in the days and weeks after a procedure. If patients have retained surgical items, though, the recovery process may be more difficult. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, doctors leave surgical items behind in about 1,500 procedures each year. Although hospitals put measures in...
Do patients forfeit their rights by signing a release before surgery?
Posted in Firm News, Injuries on May 13, 2021
In most hospitals, patients will need to sign some form of consent before undergoing a medical procedure. Many of these types of forms appear to be blanket releases. They may state that a patient acknowledges the risks of a procedure or that the hospital will not be responsible for a patient’s injuries. In reality,...
Is Using My GPS Considered Distracted Driving?
Posted in Distracted Driving, Firm News on April 27, 2021
The use of a GPS to guide you to your destination is one of the great benefits of modern electronics. Still, like any tech, you should use it responsibly. Many drivers may not realize that using a GPS while driving may count as distracted driving and could lead to a serious auto accident. If...
What is the cognitive impact of a TBI?
Posted in Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents on April 9, 2021
After a motor vehicle accident, traumatic brain injuries are common. A TBI occurs when you receive a violent jolt to your head. This can happen when your head strikes an object or an object penetrates your skull. According to Fairview, in severe cases, a TBI can affect your cognition. Cognitive issues following TBI The...
Know the facts about hypoxia
Posted in Birth Injuries, Firm News on March 23, 2021
During the delivery process, an infant’s brain may not receive enough oxygen. This condition is known as hypoxia. If a baby does not receive treatment, he or she may develop a brain injury. Several elements of the birthing process may cause an infant to develop hypoxia. According to FindLaw, babies may experience a lack of...
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...