According to The Olympian newspaper, the Department of Social and Health Services has yanked a fairly new adult home care facility's license. The facility, opened in 2003, cares for five elderly clients. The facility was cited with,Failing to ensure one resident received prompt medical care with a change in condition and that another resident received glucose monitoring as ordered.Failing to...
Did you know that homeowner's insurance covers more than just your home? Homeowner's insurance usually covers liability claims, medical payments to a third party, and legal costs if a liability claim is brought against you. My last post talked about dog bites. Well, even if your family dog bites someone, your homeowner's insurance will likely pay their medical costs and your legal costs if...
Our colleague Kathy Caso brings attention to falls as a common cause of serious injury in children. The SAFE KIDS Campaign shows that falls are the leading cause of injury in children, injuring more than 2.5 million kids each year, with 5,000 of them (mostly toddlers) being hurt by falling from windows. The cause of falls can sometimes be attributed to the carelessness of the person responsible...
The incidences of children falling from windows is higher than you would expect. According to the Riley Hospital for Children, about 5,000 children are injured every year from falling from windows. To ensure your children's safety, see these tips to prevent falls.Many young families live in apartment buildings and rental homes. You should make sure that the windows in your building are safe...
Everybody is talking about Fusarium Keratitis - but what is it? The American Optometric Association provides some insight. The symptoms of Fusarium Keratitis include:-Blurred Vision-Red and painful eye that does not improve when the contact lens is removed-Increased sensitivity to light-Excessive tearing or dischargeWe have been following this story for a few weeks now.Attorney Joseph...
At approximately 7 a.m. on March 25, a young man left a house party, obtained a sawed off shotgun from his car, returned to the house and shot and killed 6 people. As he was chasing a shooting victim outside, police confronted the shooter. He then turned the gun on himself and killed himself. Two others were wounded in the shooting.The families of the victims, and those injured, should...
If you are renting your residence from someone else, they may be liable if you are injured on their property. Unfortunately, many landlords are not vigilant about maintaining safe premises for their tenants. Many renters experience delapidated stairways, dark stairwells, broken appliances, slippery walkways, and other dangerous conditions. These types of conditions can be especially hazardous...
On February 24 at approximately 5:30 a.m., a Renton man started his car and left it idling outside. When he noticed someone trying to steal his vehicle, he ran outside. The thief backed up, ran over the man, and drug him across the parking lot. The man was killed.The family of the victim should contact a personal injury attorney to determine their options and preserve any rights they may...
In 1999, a Somali refugee was beaten into a coma by several teens, two of which were foster children with histories of violence. The refugee sued King County, the state Department of Social and Health Services, and Shell Oil, where the attack took place. A King County jury found the state social workers' were negligent and contributed to the attack. However, on February 16, the Washington...
One resident of a boarding house in Seattle's University District was killed and three others sustained injuries on Thursday, December 29, 2005 when the house went up in flames. Yexin Tan, a female resident, sustained burns to thirty percent of her body and died on Monday, January 3, 2006 as a result of her injuries. She was 39-years old. Another resident broke his leg as he jumped out of a...
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