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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle asks if smartphones should be banned from operating rooms.

Everyone knows smartphones are one of modern life’s leading distractions. But what if that distraction were in the hands of a surgeon or other members of the medical team in the operating room? An article in The Atlantic explores how…

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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on a ‘surgical black box’ that could help prevent errors in the operating room.

Errors in surgery are among the most common forms of medical mistakes – and, often, among the most debilitating or deadly. Some advocates are now promoting the installation of recording devices in operating rooms, giving patients the option to have…

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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on a new tool that could help patients make better informed decisions when choosing surgeons.

Two newly launched websites could give prospective surgery patients more information about surgeons’ outcomes, helping them reduce the risk of a preventable surgical error during their own procedures, according to a recent Fierce Healthcare article. At SurgeonRatings.org, patients can search…

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Our Seattle medical malpractice lawyers report on staff shortages in hospitals.

Nurses often staff the frontlines of patient care. They are the first ones called when a patient or family member notices a problem, and they are the first ones who can often identify if a problem exists or if something…

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Our Seattle medical malpractice lawyers report that some U.S. hospitals do not follow all of the endorsed safe practices for supporting their nursing staffs.

According to a recently released study by The Leapfrog Group, 40 percent of U.S. hospitals do not follow all of the endorsed safe practices for supporting their nursing staffs. The news is sobering for healthcare facilities and medical malpractice attorneys…

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Our Seattle medical malpractice lawyers ask if low-volume hospitals pose heightened risk to patient safety.

An analysis by U.S. News and World Report concluded that patients at “low-volume hospitals” face higher mortality rates and increased complications as compared to patients at busier facilities because the medical staffs at low-volume hospitals do not perform enough procedures…

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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on medical errors happening in military hospitals.

Medical errors happen in hospitals every day. But members of the armed services, who have almost no choice but to seek treatment at military medical facilities, have very few options when it comes to holding those hospitals accountable for negligent…

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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle examines an AP report that found some washington VA hospitals still lagging.

Many veterans are still facing lengthy waits for appointments at many Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities nationwide, and while most Washington VA facilities are meeting goals for timeliness of appointments, three not do not yet meet the target, according to a…

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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on communication apps and devices geared to improve patient safety in ICUs.

Projects underway at hospitals across the country aim to use technology to improve safety and outcomes for patients in intensive care units (ICUs). The initiatives seek to change how ICUs operate, and increase patient and family involvement. According to a…

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The malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on a study that found that poor communication between hospitals and primary care doctors harms patient treatment.

A study published recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that a number of challenges impede the coordination of care between hospitals and primary care physicians. Poor communication, mismatches between information-sharing methods, and a failure to understand the…

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