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Seattle Children’s Hospital Aspergillus Mold

In November 2019, Seattle Children’s Hospital issued a press statement that 14 of its patients had been sickened and six had died due to Aspergillus mold on its premises since 2001. Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore and the John Layman Law Firm filed a lawsuit on December 2, 2019, against Seattle Children’s Hospital on behalf of the child patients who became infected by Aspergillus mold after they were hospitalized between the late 1990s through 2019. The complaint alleges: that hospital administrators failed to maintain a safe environment for the patients the…

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Motorcycle Officer Falls Onto I-5

On August 15, 2023, Bellevue Police motorcycle officer Kevin Bereta was part of a team of officers charged with escorting Vice President Kamala Harris during her public duties around the Seattle area. As Officer Bereta was traveling across a freeway overpass, his motorcycle struck the side of the rail, and he was ejected.     The railing was only 27" tall. He slid over the top and plunged 60 feet onto the freeway below. Officer Bereta landed on the cement and survived – a miracle. An approaching driver was able…

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Former Top Husky Football Recruit Files Medical Negligence

At age 17, Emeka Megwa was a highly recruited running back out of Fort Worth, Texas. After suffering an ACL injury in high school play, he enrolled at UW over other prominent football programs specifically because UW assured him that the team could manage his rehabilitation. The lawsuit alleges that after Jimmy Lake’s coaching staff left the program, new staff and trainers ignored the recovery plan set by surgeons and repeatedly pushed Emeka in workouts beyond the limits of his recovery, by giving him painkillers and publicly ridiculing him.

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Barra, et al v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al

On August 4, 2022, Richard Barra, a husband and father of three young children, was killed when an Amazon delivery driver improperly turned left and struck him.  But the insurance company was quick to point out that it only insured South Sound Last Mile LLC, which rented the Amazon Van from Amazon Logistics which says it is a different company than Amazon.  Amazon it seemed was off the hook. The Stritmatter Firm filed a Complaint for wrongful death and damages against Amazon on October 12th in Pierce County Superior Court,…

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