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December 2017 Archives

A warning to women about heart attack symptoms

Heart disease is a serious problem that takes the lives of far too many people across the country each year. Stress, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating habits and genetics are just some of the factors that can cause people to suffer a heart attack. Since a heart attack can be a life-threatening and time-sensitive emergency, it is crucial that doctors diagnose and treat heart problems as soon as possible. It is also important for Washington residents to understand the symptoms of a heart attack.

What is umbilical cord compression and can it hurt my baby?

As you probably know, the umbilical cord is an important structure during pregnancy that delivers oxygen and nutrients to your unborn baby. In most pregnancies and deliveries, everything is fine with the umbilical cord. However, you and other pregnant women in Washington might not realize that mild umbilical cord compression occurs at least once in many pregnancies. In some cases, a compression of the umbilical cord might cause complications, including the risk of brain damage to the baby.

Mistakes any doctor can make

Whether you have to go to the emergency room or visit your general practitioner in Seattle for a routine check up, you place a great deal of faith in doctors and other medical staff. You trust them to correctly diagnose any ailment you might suffer from or to prescribe the correct medicine. We sometimes forget that even doctors sometimes make mistakes.

What is wrongful death?

Losing a family member unexpectedly can be one of the most heartbreaking things you go through in life. It is even worse if your loved one’s death was due to someone’s negligence and could have been prevented. You and other Washington residents may rightly want to know what qualifies as wrongful death and if you might be able to get compensation.

Who can be involved in a medical malpractice claim?

If you are like many people who live in Washington State, when you  hear about or think about a medical malpractice claim, you may automatically think about a doctor or a surgeon as being the individuals against which an action has been initiated. While certainly these professionals may well be the subject of such claims, they are far from the only options you have when it becomes necessary for you to seek compensation after a medical error.