Washington Hospital Law
 

Bob Dawson, et al. v. Porch.com, Inc., et al.

Seattle, WA: Consumer law lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. 227) violations.

See: 47 U.S.C §227. Restrictions on use of telephone equipment
(a) Definitions

As used in this section—

(1) The term “automatic telephone dialing system” means equipment which has the capacity—

(A) to store or... More...
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United States of America v. Swedish Medical Center First Hill

Seattle, Washington Americans With Disabilities Violation lawyer represented defendant charged with violating the ADA.

In this, the 30th year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is critical that all organizationsbut especially health care providersdeliver services in a way that meets the needs of people with different impairments, said U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. I am pleas... More...
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United States of America v. Adam Michael Kelley





Tacoma, WA - The United States of America charged Adam Michael Kelley, atge 38, with drug possession with intent to distribute and felony possession of a firearm.

According to the facts in the plea agreement, on March 27, 2019, KELLY and his then-girlfriend lef... More...
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Jerri Woodring-Thueson v. Harborview Medical Center, Maxwell Ma and David Tirschwell

King County Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Jerri Woodring-Thueson, age 54, and Erik Thueson sued Harborview Medical Center, Maxwell Ma and David Tirschwell on medical malpractice (negligence) theories claiming that she was damaged and injured as a direct result of receiving substandard care while a patient in the hospital's stroke center. The Plaintiffs claimed that Jerri's condition worsened during her stay and that she wa... More...   $25000000 (05-19-2018 - WA)

Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospitals efforts to collect debts.
I
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
4 ECHLIN V PEACEHEALTH
Washin... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Lee Dove

Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Central Washington Healthcare Organization Agrees to Settle ADA Claim with Deaf-Blind Individual

Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that a settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been reached between the U.S. Attorneys Office, the U.S. Department of Justices (DOJ) Civil Rights Divi... More...
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David Martin v. Gonzaga University

David Martin sues his former employer, Gonzaga University, for
discharge in employment in violation of public policy and for a violation of a statute
allowing an employee access to his personnel file. We affirm a summary judgment
dismissal of the wrongful discharge claim. Martin fails to present evidence to support the
fourth element of the claim, that element being the absence of ... More...
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United States of America v. Highline Medical Center

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Highline Medical Center Agrees to Settle Civil Rights Claims

Failed to Provide ASL Interpreter for Patient Recovering from Spine Surgery

Highline Medical Center, in Burien, Washington, a division of CHI Franciscan Health, reached a settlement today to resolve alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.... More...
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State of Washington v. Tyree William Jefferson

Tyree Jefferson appeals his conviction for attempted first degree
murder, first degree assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Jefferson raises ten
issues on appeal, including: (1) the trial court erred in denying his Batson' challenge
after the State used a peremptory challenge to strike the only African American
venireperson, (2) the trial court violated the appearance of ... More...
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Kim Meline v. State of Washington and Western State Hospital

Tacoma, WA - Jury Awards Plaintiff $2.9 Million In Damages On Wrongful Death Claim

Kim Meline sued The State of Washington and Western State Hospital on governmental tort claim wrongful death theories claiming that she was damaged as a direct result on negligence on the part of the Defendants' employees for the death of Robert Meline, age 59, who was killed as he slept in 2013 by Jonatha... More...
   $2900000 (06-24-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Hugh Brown and Edward Foster

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Pair Who Delivered Fatal Dose of Heroin Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison

Federal Prosecutors Join with Tribal Leaders to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country

Two men who were involved in the delivery of a fatal dose of heroin to a young member of the Quileute Tribe were each sentenced June 12, 2017, to 42 months in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Haye... More...
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State of Washington v. Joshua David Lambert

Washington Supreme Court - Olympia, Washington

Joshua David Lambert has a history of fixating on guns while
using methamphetamine. Armed with a knife on October 3, 2011, Lambert went to the
house of his 80-year-old paternal grandfather George Lambert to steal guns. Lambert
assaulted and brutally murdered his grandfather, tied up his 66-year-old great-aunt, and
stole her car. Lambert drove to his mother's house to steal guns. La... More...
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State of Washington v. Kareem Harris

Washington Supreme Court - Olympia, Washington <.h2>

To impose criminal liability, the conduct of the defendant must
be both the cause in fact and the legal cause of the result. Kareem Harris seeks
reversal of the jury conviction of premediated murder in the first degree of Wilbur Lee
Gant. Harris contends insufficient evidence supports the jury finding that the injuries
Gant suffered when Harris shot him at least five times at close... More...
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JOHN DOE V. JOHN DOE PHYSICIAN; CONFIDENTIAL MEDICAL CENTER; CONFIDENTIAL NURSING HOME/REHABILITATION CENTER(S)

Plff, John Doe, decedent, male age 85, retired, survived by his adult children. Plff fell and fractured his hip in July 2008. He was taken to a hospital with complaints of lower extremity pain. No orthopedic consultation resulted from these complaints. The Def. doctor referred the patient to a rehabilitation center, where, despite nothing a leg length discrepancy, the physical therapists and other... More...   $437500 (09-10-2013 - WA)

EUNICE BLAVASCUNAS V. JOHN EGGERS, M.D.

Plff, female age 45, Cultural anthropologist. Plff was 42 weeks pregnant and admitted to the hospital in labor after a failed attempt at a home birth. The baby was delivered approximately 4 hours after her arrival. The following day, Plff complained of shin and leg pain, but was able to ambulate and dorsiflex her foot. On the morning of discharge, 4/3/10, Plff was offered further say in the hosp... More...   $3500 (03-17-2014 - WA)

MATTHEW LATIMER AND KAREN LATIMER V. DR. ELISABETH EVANS AND ISSAQUAH OB/GYN

lff Karen, female age 44, homemaker. Plff underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy performed by Dr. Elisabeth Evans at Overlake Hospital Medical Center, following several months of severe abdominal pain. Following surgery, Plffs left leg appeared blue and mottled, and Dr. Evan immediately called for a vascular surgery consultation. Upon reviewing a venous duple... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - WA)

Cynthia L. Aiken v. David W. Aiken

Trial courts must make difficult decisions when competing
interests clash. In this case, a mother sought an emergency protection order to
keep her soon-to-be ex-husband away from her and their children because, she
alleged, he had abused them. The father denied the allegations and sought to
cross-examine one of the daughters about her claim that he had repeatedly tried to
suffo... More...
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Josette Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Manufacturers have a duty to provide warnings to
consumers about the risks of their products pursuant to the Washington product
liability act (WPLA), chapter 7.72 RCW. In this case, a manufacturer sold a
surgical device to a hospital, which credentialed some of its physicians to
perform surgery with the device. The manufacturer's warnings regarding that
device are at the heart ... More...
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In re Marriage of Zandi

This case asks if out-of-network health care costs qualify as
"'[u]ninsured medical expenses"' under RCW 26.18.170(18)(d). Victor and Deanna
Zandi's dependent daughter, T.Z., incurred approximately $13,000 in medical bills
when she had a kidney stone removed while traveling outside the Kaiser Permanente
network. The superior court ordered Victor Zandi to pay 7 5 percent of the cost... More...
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Matthew Hipps and Dr. Sarah Hipps v. Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, WA - Jury Awards Husband and Wife $8.5 Million In Med Mal Case

Matthew Hipps and Dr. Sarah Hipps sued Virginia Mason Hospital on medical malpractice and loss of consortium theories claiming that they were injured and/or damaged as a direct result of substandard care provided to Mr. Hipps when he underwent abdominal surgery at the hospital in 2013 with the result of Mr. Hipps was ... More...
   $8500000 (04-08-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Ha-Kwa Chiquiti

Seattle, WA - Suquamish Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Violence Attack on Intimate Partner

Victim taken to Hospital Bloodied and Beaten

An enrolled member of the Suquamish Indian Tribe was sentenced this week to five months in prison and three years of supervised release, including three months of home detention and 100 hours of community service for assault, anno... More...
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Stephen Faciszewski v. Michael R. Brown

This case concerns provisions of Seattle's "Just Cause
Eviction Ordinance," codified at Seattle Municipal Code 22.206.160(C). We must
determine whether the court in an unlawful detainer action can consider evidence
challenging just cause once the landlord files the certification allowed under Seattle
Municipal Code 22.206.160(C)(4).
The court commissioner presiding over the sho... More...
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United States of America v. Garnet L. Mabe and Melissa F. Mabe

Tacoma, WA - Suquamish Tribal Couple Sentenced to Prison for Repeated Physical Abuse of their Children

Six Children under the Age of Eight Removed from Home by Tribal Welfare Workers

A member of the Suquamish Tribe and his wife were sentenced to prison today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for the repeated physical abuse of two of their six children, announced U.S. Attorney Anne... More...
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United States of America v. Ricky Lee Logan

Tacoma, WA - Quinault Tribal Member Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Brutal Assault on Intimate Partner

Woman taken to Hospital with Broken Bones, Cuts and Collapsed Lungs

A 24-year-old member of the Quinault Tribe was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injur... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Pete Eyle

Yakima, WA - Wapato Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Sexually Assaulting Child

Charles Pete Eyle, age 52, of the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation, was sentenced after having previously been being convicted of two counts of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor and one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Separately, Eyle was convicted of being a previously convicted f... More...
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In re the Detention of Anthony Rushton

In 1989, at age fifteen, Anthony Rushton molested twin nine-year-old boys. As a
No. 32396-0-III In re Det. ofRushton result of this conduct, Rushton was convicted in juvenile court of first degree rape of a child. In 1994, Rushton stalked and violently raped a seventeen-year-old girl. He
followed the girl home and forced his way into her house. Once inside the home,
Rushton grabbed ... More...
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Keck v. Collins

On November 26, 2007, Dr. Chad and Dr. Patrick,2 performed sleep apnea3
surgery on Darla Keele The surgery involved cutting bone on the upper and lower jaws
to advance them, thereby opening airway space to improve her breathing.
Following; the surgery, Keck suffered complications.4 On December 6, she went
to a follow-up appointment with the Doctors, experiencing pain and exudin... More...
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State Of Washington v. Ozuna

The testimony at trial established the following facts. In June 2010, Ozuna
was incarcerated in theY akima County Department of Corrections (Yakima County
Jail). Ozuna was awaiting sentencing for a prior conviction. The conduct underlying
that conviction involved Augustine Jaime Avalos, a member of the same gang as
Ozuna. Avalos had testified against Ozuna in Ozuna's underlying... More...
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State Of Washington v. Beaver

In 2005, Rickey Arelious Beaver was found not guilty by reason of insanity
on a charge of residential burglary. The court found that Beaver suffered from a
mental disease or defect and held that he posed a substantial danger to other persons
and presented a substantial likelihood of committing criminal acts jeopardizing
public safety or security unless kept under further contro... More...
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State Of Washington v. Terrance Jon Irby

This appeal from a conviction for aggravated murder is
unusual in that defendant Terrance Irby waived both his right to be represented
at trial and his right to be present. Irby's absence did not excuse the trial court
and the prosecutor from their responsibility to assure that Irby's jury was fair and
impartial. One of the jurors said during voir dire that she "would like to say h... More...
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State of Washington v. Agyei Jumaane McDaniel

Agyei McDaniel appeals his convictions for second degree murder and
second degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He argues, among other things, that the felony
murder statute is ambiguous regarding whether assault is a predicate offense and therefore the
rule of lenity requires his conviction be reversed. In the published portion of this opinion, we
hold that the felony murder s... More...
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Michael Romney v. Franciscan Medical Group

Washington has a strong public policy favoring arbitration.
Because of that clear policy, an employer-employee arbitration agreement will be
upheld even if certain provisions of the agreement are substantively unconscionable so
long as those provisions are severable.
The arbitration agreement allows plaintiff-employees to seek damages claimed
as well as any attorney fees and co... More...
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Leon Peoples v. Puget Sound's Best Chicken!, Inc. d/b/a Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits

Leon Peoples sued Puget Sound' s Best Chicken! Inc., doing business
as Popeye' s Chicken & Biscuits, along with Bennie Martin and Martin' s marital community
collectively, Popeye' s), 1 for events occurring during his employment at a Popeye' s restaurant on
Joint Base Lewis - McChord ( JBLM). The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of
Popeye' s based on the federal enclav... More...
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Ana Zavala v. Twin City Foods

The Board ofIndustrial Insurance Appeals closed Ana Zavala's industrial insurance claim, which ruling the Franklin County Superior Court affirmed. Zavala appeals and asks this court to reopen her claim or, in the alternative, to increase her disability rating. The appeal requires discussion ofthe "lit up" doctrine under workers' compensation law. Zavala primarily argues that her testimony and the ... More...   $0 (02-12-2015 - WA)

United States of America v. Ernest Eugene Lillie, IV

Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Ernest Eugene Lillie, IV, age 24, was sentenced to 293 months after being convicted of second degree murder.

During the early morning hours of January 16, 2013, at approximately 6:13 a.m., a Yakama Nation Tribal police officer responded to a call for help. The officer arrived and o... More...
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United States of America v. Hieu Tu Le

Seattle, WA - A former hospital anesthesiologist was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of oxycodone, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. HIEU TU LE, 40, of Snohomish, Washington, a medical doctor licensed in Washington State since 2004, operated medical clinics in Seattle and Everett, Washington. LE adm... More...   $0 (04-03-2014 - WA)

United States of America v. Christina D. Carlson

Seattle, WA - An enrolled member of the Tulalip Tribes pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to second degree murder and criminal mistreatment in the death of one daughter and the neglect of the second, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. CHRISTINA D. CARLSON, 38, was indicted by the grand jury last May following the October, 2012 death of her 19-month-old daughter and the ... More...   $0 (04-09-2014 - WA)

Estate of Fred E. Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

The Family and Estate of Fred Taylor sued Intuitive Surgical, Inc. on a negligence theory claiming that it failed to exercise due care in the training to surgeon Scott Bildsten and, as a direct result, Mr. Taylor suffered a rectal tear during a prostate surgery.

The estate of Mr. Taylor alleged the man's surgeon hadn't been properly trained in performing prostate removals with the da Vin... More...
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Gaston Cornu-Labat v. Hospital District No. 2 of Grant County

While employed as a physician at Quincy Valley Medical Center (QVMC), Gaston Cornu-Labat was the subject of several complaints that raised doubts as to his competency to practice medicine. QVMC conducted two investigations that ended after the charges against Dr. Cornu-Labat were not substantiated. Nevertheless, QVMC requested that Dr. Comu-Labat be psychologically evaluated and ended the doctor's... More...   $0 (04-11-2013 - WA)

Lizabeth Jessee v. City Council Of Dayton

The plaintiff here tripped, fell, and injured herself on an old

firehouse stairway. The stairway did not comply with current building codes -- the rise

was too tall, the run was too small, and there was no handrail. The court summarily

dismissed the suit after concluding that the plaintiff had voluntarily assumed the risk of

injury. She had commented on t... More...
   $0 (02-05-2013 - WA)

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