Time Limits for Child Victims of Medical Malpractice

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The Legislature has granted health care providers a special time limit for claims by child victims of medical malpractice. Because children do not have capacity to file suit on their own before age 18, they normally have three years after reaching that age to file suit. However, in 2006 the Washington State Legislature amended the […]

Yes the Consumer Protection Act Applies to Doctors

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A recent case taken up on appeal answered the question of whether a medical provider can be held responsible for deceptive and entrepreneurial marketing.  An average consumer may not be aware of this, but this issue has been something of a long running legal battle by trial lawyers in Washington.  In a win for consumers […]

Consumers Subject to Abusive Debt Collection Practices Need Attorneys

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When individual consumers are taken advantage of or treated abusively by retailers, banks, health care providers, and their debt collection companies, often their only protection is finding a local attorney willing to stand up for their rights under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seq., and Washington’s Collection Agency Act, Ch. […]

Are Homeowners Required To Allow Construction Defects To Be Cured Before Suing?

In a word, no.  In Washington, contractors generally have no right to cure construction defects before they can be sued. BUT, and this is a big but, the contractor has a right to insist on this if they follow specific statutory notice requirements.  For homeowners and construction customers, then, the first step when looking into […]