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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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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on proposed ‘Systematic, Sector-Wide Approach’ to patient safety.

A new report says the best way to prevent medical errors is to take an international, scientific, and multidisciplinary approach to ensuring patient safety. The report, released by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of the…

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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report on the study about hospital re-admissions of elder patients.

A study published recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that 5 percent of older Medicare beneficiaries are admitted as hospital inpatients within a few days after being discharged from a hospital emergency room (ER). According to…

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Our Seattle medical malpractice lawyers report on a group that aims to cut high death rate of patients who suffer heart attacks in hospitals.

Twelve hospitals are working together to develop strategies to improve the outcome and speed of treatment for patients who suffer a heart attack while they are in the hospital being treated for something else. Recent studies show that people who…

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