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Our Firm featured on KING5 news regarding compromised medical records at Carol Milgard Breast Center

Our firm was featured last Friday on KING 5 news regarding a recent case concerning failure to properly diagnose breast cancer.  The KING 5 story is linked here.

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New Case Law in Roadway Design Cases, Lowman v. Wilbur

We have litigated a number of cases where some or all of the claims in the case involve issues of negligence of a city or county for roadway design. Recently, the Washington Supreme Court issued an opinion expanding this area of the law, and in the opinion (called Lowman v. Wilbur), the change is a positive development for plaintiffs in this area of law. Lowman builds on the existing Washington case of Keller v. City

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What To Do When Sustaining Two Automobile Collisions Close In Time

It happens more frequently than people would realize where an individual is injured in an automobile accident, and then within a year or two or even less, he or she sustains additional injuries in another automobile accident. In a straightforward motor vehicle accident case with one accident, one injured party (the plaintiff), and one defendant (the at-fault driver), the litigation posture is simple. Take a rear-end collision, for example. In a rear-end collision, fault is

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Washington Court of Appeals clarifies UIM Statute in Ochoa

A case was recently decided by the Washington Court of Appeal (Division I in Seattle), called Ochoa v. Progressive, whereby the court clarified certain points of law pertaining to Washington state’s underinsured motorist (UIM) statute. In Ochoa, a plaintiff was injured while driving her motor vehicle by another driver who was delivering pizzas for a pizza restaurant.  It was determined in the trial court that the plaintiff was not at fault in the collision.  With

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Interplay Between Informed Consent and Failure to Diagnose Case Theories

In December of 2012, the Washington Court of Appeals issued a case containing further guidance with regard to how lack of informed consent cases interplay with medical negligence cases involving a failure to diagnose.  The case was Gomez v. Sauerwein (289 P.3d 755). Medical negligence can take many forms, one of which is failure to diagnose.  The basis of such a theory is that medical providers have many sets of standards that must be followed

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Follow up on Levin v. United States

We now have the answer to the question regarding the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Gonzalez Act that was argued to the United States Supreme Court in Levin v. United States.  We wrote about this a few weeks ago. The starting point is that the United States has immunity from lawsuits filed against it.  If the U.S. wants to waive that immunity, it may do so.  The FTCA is one such example where the

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