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Wash. Supreme Court allows for punitive damages in unseaworthiness case

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 10:50am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s decision in the case of an American Seafoods worker who was injured on a company trawler and is now seeking punitive damages.

Wash. SC: Cancer patient can be blamed for refusing follow-up appointment

John Myers Feb. 28, 2017, 11:42am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newline) – The Washington Supreme Court is allowing medical defendants sued over the amputation of a patient's leg to argue the patient bears some of the blame, too. 

Wash. SC: Medical device manufacturers have duty to warn hospitals, too

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 21, 2017, 3:32pm

The court majority, in its Feb. 9 opinion, said hospitals need these warnings to credential the operating physicians and to provide optimal care for patients.