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What Virginia Mason’s Famous Medication Error Teaches Us

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 17, 2018

In 2004, Mary L. McClinton, a social worker and mother of four sons as well as foster parent to eight children, died almost three weeks after undergoing what should have been a routine medical procedure at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. The error that led to her death? Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Thanksgiving = Tired, Drunk, and Distracted Drivers on Seattle Roads

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather around with family we haven’t seen in a while, carve a turkey, overindulge on pumpkin pie, and have a wonderful time amongst loved ones. But it’s also a common time to get into a car accident in Seattle, turning a festive holiday into a fatal one. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

On Halloween, Distracted Driving Gets Worse

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 29, 2018

Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate all things spooky, but it’s also a time when things can get pretty spooky on the road. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

Do You Know Your Right of Way?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 24, 2018

The legal team at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., knows that many Seattle traffic accidents are caused by simple mistakes, such as failure to yield the right-of-way. For many of us, driver’s education was a long time ago, and we may have forgotten some of Washington’s right-of-way laws. To avoid a traffic accident and the hassles that go along with it, take a right-of-way refresher course by checking out this infographic. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

The Basics of Prescription Errors

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 20, 2018

It’s a running joke that doctors have the most atrocious penmanship around. But it’s no laughing matter when illegible handwriting ends up injuring or even killing a patient. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Can a Birthing Position Cause Injury to a Baby?

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 12, 2018

Giving birth is no easy feat. It’s supposed to be natural, but with our medical advancements and hospital technology, we’ve come a long way from women doing what Mother Nature intended. Mostly, that is a fact that should be celebrated. Complications that might have been deadly in the past can now be caught early and handled with relative ease, saving both mother and baby. At the same time, advancement can sometimes complicate the things that should be simple and straightforward, like a woman’s natural physical response to labor. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

Joseph Pendergast Given 2018 Clients’ Choice Award

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 4, 2018

Avvo, the most widely known and used lawyer-listing website in the United States, has awarded Joseph E. Pendergast, III a 2018 Clients’ Choice Award due to his excellent reviews. Read the rest »

Posted in: Law Firm News

Kids and Sports Can Be a Dangerous Mix

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 27, 2018

Sports are a part of American life, and can be especially important for youngsters. Organized sports and athletics can instill a sense of team play, responsibility, self-confidence, fitness, and good communication. Every day, parents enroll their kids in soccer, baseball, football, ballet, and other sports, and hope that even if they don’t become the next Kobe or Ronaldo, they will at least learn some valuable life lessons and remain healthy and active. Read the rest »

Posted in: Brain Injury

New High School Drivers Hit the Road in September

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 14, 2018

If we could turn back time, many of us would choose to go back to the day we passed our driver’s exam. There aren’t many other occasions when you feel such a sense of exhilaration, excitement, and newfound independence.

However, newly minted drivers can be problematic on the road. Read the rest »

Back to School Means Watch Out for Child Pedestrians!

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 4, 2018

As summer comes to an end, kids all over America are gearing up to go back to school. And many of them will be walking. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

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