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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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Our malpractice attorneys in Seattle are here to provide victims of medical malpractice the legal help they need.

Hospitals could have fewer readmissions and improve the recovery time for patients if they made sure to quickly deliver a detailed discharge summary to each patient’s doctors, according to two studies from the Yale School of Medicine recently published in…

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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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