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Discussing the Puyallup Hepatitis C Outbreak Case

Medical stethoscope instrument

“I will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug.” This is a line in the Nightingale Pledge—a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession, written in honor of one of the world’s most famous nurses. Many nursing institutions recite updated versions of the pledge at graduation ceremonies. While this statement may… Read more »

Discussing Washington Opioid-Related Auto Accidents

Spilled pill bottle of opioids

Let’s talk about a difficult but topical subject in today’s society: the opioid epidemic. The misuse and addiction to opioids—such as prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids is everywhere. It affects countless victims and families throughout the state of Washington and across the nation. With the increase of opioid abuse, comes the rise of… Read more »

Impaired Driving Due to Alcohol & Marijuana in Washington

Driving under the influence of alcohol and cannabis

Impaired driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or a combination of the two can lead to serious injury or loss of life. Washington State takes impaired driving very seriously and has proactively created laws to help mitigate it. The state of Washington has created several programs and measures to help prevent impaired driving, including:… Read more »

What Exactly is Dram Shop Liability?

Washington Dram Shop Liability

As we’ll be entering into the start of the holiday season in the coming months, many bars, restaurants and venues will be serving alcohol. While many patrons will rely on safe transportation to get home, such as having a designated driver or ride sharing, drunk drivers are out there. According to the Center for Disease… Read more »

What to do Immediately After a Washington Swimming Pool Accident

Boy holding his breath in a swimming pool

With the warm weather months almost upon us, many people will be relaxing in and around swimming pools to escape the summer heat. While the most of us will have a safe and fun time, statistics tell us that there will inevitably be an accident or two. According to the CDC, around ten people per… Read more »