News & Recent Blog Posts

20 May 2015

Takata airbag recall makes history

The latest number is ~34 million vehicles that are now included in the Takata airbag recall. This means 1 out of every 5 cars likely has a dangerous airbag or some other defective part (see below). O... Read more

15 May 2015

A wealth of brain research in Seattle– hopefully brings us closer to addressing brain diseases.

Some of firm’s most heartbreaking cases are those that involve Brain Injury. Because of my father’s recent brain surgery, this topic strikes close to home. So, when I read today’s Se... Read more

13 May 2015

How can we learn from Seattle bike accidents?

How can we learn from another Seattle bike accident? The one that occurred earlier this month resulted in life threatening injuries to a 26 year old cyclist, when a Metro trolley bus hit him. Investi... Read more

8 May 2015

FDA reveals duodenoscope procedures likely infected far more than initially reported

Ahead of next week’s advisory panel convening, the FDA released some eye opening details related to the superbug outbreaks linked to dirty duodenoscopes. Reports of these outbreaks occurred at h... Read more

2 May 2015

Pedestrians and cyclists: Staying visible when sun goes down

Some of our firm’s most tragic cases result from nighttime accidents. Once the sun goes down, a lawful pedestrian or bicyclist might not realize how invisible they are to a drunk or inattentive driv... Read more

23 April 2015

Trek Bicycles has recalled almost 1 million bikes for safety issues,

Trek Bicycles is recalling nearly 1 million bikes in the US and almost 100,000 in Canada for a safety issue that resulted in one rider becoming paralyzed. The Trek bike recall involves a “quick ... Read more

20 April 2015

SKW filed lawsuit against Olympus, scope-maker, in Seattle

Weeks ago, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan attorneys filed a lawsuit in Seattle for a patient, Lisa Miller, who died following a procedure where doctors used an Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope at Virgini... Read more

9 April 2015

Nordstrom Can’t Keep Family Plane Ride Claims Sealed

The following is from Law360. By Jonathan Randles Law360, New York (April 07, 2015, 4:55 PM ET) — A Washington federal judge refused Tuesday to keep sealed portions of a lawsuit accusing Nord... Read more

7 April 2015

Were you affected by the Anthem data breach?

We are actively investigating a class action lawsuit against Anthem for Washington State consumers. We have spoken with a few individuals who have already received a notice of the data breach. If yo... Read more

3 April 2015

Wrongful Death lawsuit against Scope-maker Olympus & Virginia Mason Medical Center

Each week gets busier at our offices at Stritmatter Kessler Whelan. In today’s Seattle Times, one of the two* articles about SKW’s cases focuses on a senseless tragedy arising out of a... Read more