Nothing is more joyous than the birth of a new baby, yet no person is so vulnerable as an infant during childbirth. Injuries can occur even when everyone does everything right, but if you put your trust in your medical care team, and they injure your newborn, the consequences can be devastating and long-lasting. If your child was injured during childbirth, you may be wondering if it was caused by medical negligence. Several common injuries make up a majority of birth injuries.
Once the divorce is final, and a child support order is issued, it is far from over because children will tie parents together for quite a few years and perhaps the rest of their lives. Divorced parents in Washington know that life goes on and circumstances change. Job losses, illnesses, remarrying and the increasing needs of children as they grow older may create the need for modified child support orders. Fortunately, the family law court understands this, and parents with documents to substantiate claims of changed circumstances may file petitions for modifications.
The state of Washington is full of great fruit and vegetable produce, making slow-moving farm equipment on the highways a familiar sight. It is also not uncommon for impatient drivers of other vehicles to pass the large machines when it is unsafe. One such an accident recently caused personal injury to three people and sent them to the hospital.
A 52-year-old Washington man was recently arrested and charged with a count of first-degree kidnapping. Reportedly this followed the results of DNA tests that indicated that this man was involved in the alleged attempted abduction of a teenage girl. With such evidence, any person accused of a felony will likely want to rely upon the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Workers in Washington who have suffered injuries or illnesses that left them unable to return to work will likely have significant financial concerns. They might also have questions about Social Security Disability and their eligibility for benefits. Individuals will be considered for benefits if they worked in occupations that are on the Social Security list of covered jobs, and their medical condition must meet the disability definition of the program. Furthermore, the disability must be permanent or of a nature that will prevent the return to work for at least one year.