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Advance Registered Nurse Practitioners can offer expert testimony in Wash. med-mal cases

Laura Halleman May 2, 2017, 10:04am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that medical malpractice litigants can offer the expert testimony of advanced registered nurse practitioners.

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.