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2017 June Archive

What Are the Most Common Defective Medical Devices?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 30, 2017

When you’re sick or injured, you go to the doctor in the hopes that they will treat you properly and make you well again. Sometimes that means implementing medical devices in certain areas of the body, meant to repair or replace.

Usually, these devices do what they’re meant to without problem. But in more unfortunate cases, the devices end up hurting the patient instead of helping him or her. This has been the basis of many class action claims over the past decade or so, and injured patients continue to come forward. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Different Ages, Different Signs of Cerebral Palsy to Look For

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 26, 2017

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the leading motor disability in children. It’s not a single disorder, but a group of disorders that affect a person’s balance, posture, and mobility. Most cases involve spastic CP, which affects a child’s limbs and may cause movements to be stiff and awkward.

There are many causes of cerebral palsy, but the most common is that the brain was damaged either before or during birth. In rarer cases, brain damage occurs after 28 days of birth. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

Tips for Driving in Wet Weather

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 23, 2017

Living in the Seattle area, you can expect an average of 152 rainy days in a year. This steady flow of precipitation keeps the foliage around the Emerald City lush and green while keeping the air clean and fresh. Unfortunately, it also makes driving more hazardous. Nationwide, wet pavement contributes to 1.2 million traffic accidents each year. But, driving in wet conditions won’t be as dangerous if you follow a few simple tips:

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Save Your Life in 15 Minutes

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 15, 2017

If someone told you that 15 minutes could save your life, would you be willing to listen? Well, spending just a quarter of an hour checking out a few things on your car before your next trip could help you avoid an accident and save you and your passengers from serious injury—or worse.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Apps and Driving Don’t Mix – Look at Rising Accident Rates

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 6, 2017

The disturbing news is that accident rates are rising. But the really disturbing news is how fast they’re rising and by what magnitude.

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ATV Accidents: Causing All-Terrain Injuries

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on June 1, 2017

All-terrain vehicles, commonly referred to as ATVs, are popular throughout the State of Washington. They are used for recreational purposes like hunting and off-roading, and also for work-related tasks in farming and construction. While these machines are fun and very useful, they can also be dangerous, causing serious injury and death. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

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