In a recent “Stand Your Ground” case, Tommy Villanueva, a Spokane resident, was acquitted of assault after a jury found he acted in self-defense. The jury further found that Mr. Villanueva was entitled to reimbursement of costs incurred in mounting his defense. Mr. Villanueva lost his job as a result of his arrest. He therefor [...]
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“Fox 13 News, invited Jennifer Cannon-Unione of Dixon & Cannon, Ltd. to comment on the fatal shooting by a former marine.”
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 [...]
Recently, Jennifer Cannon-Unione at Dixon & Cannon, Ltd. was invited to comment on the Zimmerman verdict on NW Cable 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” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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