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As Product Liability and Medical Malpractice Claims Mount

July 30, 2013
Filed under: Medical Malpractice 

A current Washington lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical echoes the growing debate across the country about the safety of the Da Vinci surgical robot and the forces that have affected doctors’ decisions to use the robot. Marketing Goals at Odds with Healthcare An article posted on CNBC’s website highlights the issue: According to former salespeople, internal [...]

Buyer Beware: The Hidden Cost of “Free” Rideshares

June 21, 2013
Filed under: Legal News 

Entrepreneurs in the transportation business have come up with rideshare models that aim to skirt government licensing and regulation.  Companies such as Lyft, Sidecar and Uberx call themselves rideshares (think carpooling), but in reality vary little from taxi services and cars-for-hire, which are regulated by local governments.  Think twice before you get into a “Rideshare” [...]

Deadly Police Pursuit

May 31, 2013
Filed under: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death 

Glamorized in action movies, high-speed chases in real life may threaten the public more than the crime for which a fleeing suspect is being chased.  The recent death of a 72 year old Lynnwood man who was struck by a fleeing driver brings the debate about the risks of police pursuit to the forefront.  In [...]

Avoidable Tragedy – Seatbelts Save Lives

May 16, 2013
Filed under: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury 

In yet another alcohol fueled collision on Seattle streets, a young woman died when she was ejected from the backseat of a vehicle that crashed into a side barrier.  She was not wearing a seatbelt. The police suspect the driver was impaired by alcohol.  The driver and five other passengers survived the collision.Read Source. According to [...]

The Complex Problem of Substance Abuse Fueled Auto Collisions

April 6, 2013
Filed under: Auto Accidents, DUI, Legal News, Personal Injury 

In addition to dangers posed by distracted drivers, pedestrians and drivers must contend with drivers impaired by substance abuse.  In a tragic incident on Monday, March 25, while crossing the street in front of Eckstein Middle School in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood, a family was struck down by drunk driver Mark Mullan. Killed were new grandparents [...]

Cell Phones in the Car: the Bad and the Good

March 26, 2013
Filed under: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury 

As reported on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, “[i]n 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver… An additional, 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver… “ NHTSA lists common distractions: Texting while driving Driving while talking on a phone Eating and drinking Talking [...]

California Nursing Home Policy; How Does Washington Compare?

March 6, 2013
Filed under: Elder Care Abuse, Nursing Home Abuse 

When a nurse in the California Glenwood Gardens retirement home refused to provide CPR to 87 year old Lorraine Bayless who had collapsed in the home’s dining room, she stated she was following the nursing home’s policy.  In the following ABC news video, you can hear the exchange between the nurse and 911 dispatcher: Unfortunately [...]

Unlicensed Nurse Administered Fatal Dose of Morphine

January 3, 2013
Filed under: Legal News 

Many of us know that someday we may live in a nursing home. If we do happen live out our remaining golden years in a nursing home, then we hope, yes pray, that it will be a pleasant and reputable place that will take good care of us. For those of us with loved ones [...]

Number of Civil Cases Going to Trial Declining

December 15, 2012
Filed under: Civil Law, Legal News 

Surprising new study reveals that the number of civil cases actually going to trial has declined significantly. In the 1930s, 20% of civil cases went to trial. Today this percentage is as low as 2% in federal courts and below 1% in state courts. See Yale Law Review article:

Welcome to Our Blog

June 6, 2012
Filed under: Legal News 

We are pleased to announce the launching of Dixon & Cannon’s new blog. Our firm handles personal injury and criminal defense cases. Therefore, our goal in creating this blog is to provide our readers with important information and news related to these practice areas. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to [...]