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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle report of a new study that examines the effects of infection-prevention in ICUs.

A new study examining the effect of infection-prevention efforts in intensive-care units (ICUs) shows that these efforts save lives and money. The study, from the Columbia School of Nursing and published in the January issue of the American Journal of…

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Malpractice Attorney Seattle calls on medical reform for all military hospitals.

Military hospitals provide care for active-duty service members and their families, making them a crucial part of the nation’s health-care system. Lapses in care at several military hospitals, however, have led to calls for improvement in patient care by implementing…

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Malpractice Attorney Seattle reports that medical errors cost 500 VA deaths

More than 500 patient deaths were caused between 2010 and 2014 by medical mistakes at Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, according to a recent report from the Washington Free Beacon. The information calls attention to medical errors affecting veterans amid the…

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Seattle Surgical Negligence Attorneys reports on Limits on Residents' Hours Don't Improve Patient Safety

Restricting work hours for medical residents has not improved patient care, as suggested by findings in two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). A study by the University of Pennsylvania examined whether rules limiting…

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Malpractice Attorney Seattle reports on creation of National Patient Safety Board

A patient safety advocate is calling for the creation of a National Patient Safety Board to protect the rights and safety of medical patients. In an interview with West Health, John T. James, who is the founder of the website…

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Malpractice Attorney Seattle

In a new poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians, many emergency room doctors report concerns that patients may not know when it is best to seek care for serious, often life-threatening medical concerns from a hospital emergency department…

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People – even highly trained medical professionals – make mistakes. While easy to acknowledge, it seems this truth isn’t so easy for some doctors and nurses to admit, a new study finds, and it may be contributing to what one…

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Seattle Birth Injury Lawyers

A new study published in the Journal of Perinatology indicates that hospitalized premature babies may be exposed to levels of the chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in amounts that are 4,000 to 160,000 times higher than those believed to be safe, possibly…

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Seattle Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Having a system in place to reduce miscommunications between health-care providers during shift changes was shown to reduce preventable medical errors by 23 percent and the rate of preventable adverse events decreased by 30 percent, according to research recently published…

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The axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” appears to have new scientific evidence on its side. A new study from Columbia Business School published online in The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER Working…

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