Cow Owner Liable for Auto Accident

Graber owned cows. His neighbors testified they had repeatedly seen cows outside Graber’s fence, either on neighboring property or on the highway.  Some neighbors testified that they had repeatedly called Graber to notify him that cattle had left his property. Evidence showed that Graber himself believed that strangers had opened his gates on several occasions, […]

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High Court Reinstates Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict

Raymond Grove underwent a six hour cardiac surgery performed by Dr. Leone. Dr. Leone remained Grove’s primary physician until Dr. Leone left for Christmas vacation December 25, when a second doctor, and then a few days later a third, took over. Grove had a difficult recovery from surgery. He developed pneumonia and a blood infection. […]

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Foreign Driver Sued for Allegedly Injurying Washington Couple

A resident of Korea was involved in a motor vehicle accident in King County, Washington. The occupants of the other vehicle were residents of King County, Washington. The Washington residents filed a lawsuit less than two weeks prior to the statute of limitations deadline. Per Washington law, they then had 90 days to validly serve […]

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Skin in Patient’s Forehead Dies After Cosmetic Prodecure

A patient went to a dermatology clinic and had Botox and Restylane injections. A physician’s assistant injected Restylane into her forehead, not knowing that the Food and Drug Administration had not approved the use of Restylane because it increased the risk of necrosis.

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Slip and Fall Injury in Snow

Jerelyn was a part-time paraeducator at an elementary school in Kennewick, Washington. One January morning she noticed it had snowed, dressed accordingly, then drove to the school without losing traction. She began work at 10:30 a.m. Consequently, about 65 to 70 employees arrived before her. After she got out of her car she slipped and […]

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Golf Hazard, Indeed

A worker was mowing at a golf course. A tree fell and injured him. The tree had suffered decay that was discoverable by simply pulling back the ivy around the base of the tree. The injured man sued the golf club and the home owner’s association.

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Insurance Company Seeks to Avoid Mandatory Arbitration

A woman was rear-ended by another driver. The other driver’s insurance paid policy limits, but this was not enough to cover the personal injury claim. She then sued her own insurance company under her underinsured motorist coverage. Her insurance company moved to set the case for a jury trial, and not first to Mandatory Arbitration. […]

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Slip and Fall on a Grape

Cindy fell on a grape at the checkout in a Ross store in Lynnwood, Washington, and injured her shoulder. She later sued Ross for personal injury. Ross moved to dismiss. Cindy’s attorney argued that the store failed to preserve evidence by allowing a video of the fall to auto-delete after 17 days. Her attorney also […]

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New Trial Granted in Medical Malpractice Case

Ron was diagnosed with a tumor in his kidney. A urologist performed surgery to remove the kidney. Ron’s abdominal aorta was lacerated during the surgery. A vascular surgeon was called in to repair the aorta.   Immediately after surgery, Ron developed a condition in which increased pressure in one compartment of the body compromises the […]

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Woman Injured in Tacoma Park

A woman was injured at a beach in Tacoma. She filed a lawsuit one week before the statute of limitations was to run. She also served Metro Parks with the statutory claim form, required in Washington before suing state or local governmental entities. The claim form statute imposes a 60-day waiting period before the injury […]

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