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Cases We Handle: Injury, Elder Abuse & Wrongful Death Video

Amputations from a Work Accident

For some workers in the state of Washington, a workplace injury can mean the end of their career. Depending upon the severity of the injury, an employee injured on the job may never be able to return to work again. When this happens, the worker has a right to file a workers’ compensation claim for...

Aviation Accidents

Few accidents are more traumatic than those involving planes and other aviation equipment. Aviation accidents often result in significant property damage, catastrophic injuries for parties in the air and on the ground, and large loss of life in some cases. And while large aviation accidents often appear in the news, smaller incidents may go unreported...

Birth Injuries Caused by a Doctor

Some children suffer injuries during labor and delivery. In many cases, these are minor injuries that go away on their own with no long-term effects. But in other cases, a birth injury might cause serious and long-term effects that affect the child for the rest of her life. Parents of children who suffered from birth...

Boating Accidents

With its proximity to the waters of the Budd Inlet, recreational boating is an activity enjoyed by individuals and families throughout Olympia, Washington. Despite the fun and joy that recreational boating can bring, recreational boating can turn dangerous in a second if a boat operator or other individual is negligent and puts others at risk...

Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Have You Experienced A Traumatic Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury? Each year thousands of people in Olympia, WA become the victims of a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury due to incidents such as motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, assaults, sporting activities and gunshots. Not all of these injuries are clearly obvious upon...

Bus Accidents

With private buses, school buses and public transit buses all traversing the streets of Olympia, bus accidents can and do happen. If you were in an accident that involved a bus, your path to recovering damages may differ from typical passenger vehicle accident claims. An attorney from Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC can recover compensation...

Car Accidents with Children in the Car

In 2011, more than 650 children younger than 13 were fatally injured, and 148,000 children sustained non-fatal injuries in car accidents, report the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Motor vehicle accidents are actually the leading cause of death of children in Washington, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Many accidents are...

Cell Phone-Related Car Accidents

A high percentage of the population lives a wired life, seemingly always connected to their mobile devices. The rise of cell phone usage and mobile technologies have enhanced life in some respects, but it also has led to a marked increase in distracted driving accidents. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an estimated 20...

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

No one deserves to endure any kind of abuse, especially a vulnerable elderly person who is residing in a nursing home to receive care and living assistance. But nursing home abuse is an unfortunate reality for some residents. To protect your loved one, make sure you know some of the signs of elder abuse and...

Construction Site Accident Lawyer

The construction industry is one that has significant dangers that often result in accidental injuries or death to workers. When such accidents occur, it is essential that the injured party or their survivors act quickly to get legal representation to preserve their rights. In Western Washington, injured construction workers and their families come to the...

Crush Injuries from a Workplace Accident

A workplace crush injury most commonly occurs when a worker, or part of a worker’s body, is caught between two large pieces of machinery. A crush injury can be fatal; when not fatal, it may cause debilitating complications. For those who have sustained a crush injury while working and are unable to return to the...

Doctor Administered the Wrong Treatment

A 2013 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety found that up to 440,000 patients die every year because of medical errors. This would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer. One type of error that can lead to serious harm or even death is...

Elder Abuse and Neglect: Failure to Treat Pain

Elder abuse and neglect are a reality. And, while families conduct all the appropriate and necessary research to find the best care for their elderly family members, it is possible that they may receive substandard care while in a nursing home environment. If your elderly family member has suffered because of the neglect of a...

Elder Neglect: Failure to Chart, Monitor, Assess, and Report Changes of Condition

Elder abuse ranges from physical abuse to emotional abuse to neglect to financial abuse to abandonment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that over 500,000 individuals over the age of 60 are abused or neglected annually (and this is only reported cases). In the case of nursing home residents, medical staff must...

Elder Neglect: Failure to Seek Consultation with a Specialist

Elderly patients are entitled to an established standard of care by the medical community. This standard is equivalent to the standard set forth for all patients in the medical arena. Nursing home residents are promised attentive, thorough and appropriate examination when needed. Whether the elderly patient is in a nursing home, hospital or another medical...

Emergency Room & Hospital Negligence: What to Know if You’re a Victim

Doctors, nurses and others in the medical field have a duty to provide patients with a certain standard of care. The standard may vary somewhat, particularly when it comes to the emergency room where doctors have to make decisions faster than in other medical settings. If you think you are the victim of malpractice, consult...

Financial Abuse of Senior Citizens in Washington

There are a number of forms of elder abuse, ranging from physical and sexual abuse to emotional abuse and fraud. One all-too-common type of elder abuse is financial abuse. If you suspect that a nursing home professional or other caregiver is financially abusing your elderly loved one, you need to speak with an attorney in...

Head-on Car Collisions

Head-on collisions are deadly crashes. Because of the high-speed nature of head-ons and the limited amount of reaction time afforded to other drivers facing a driver who veered into their lane, if the injuries aren’t fatal, they are often catastrophic and cause significant damages. Nearly one-fifth of non-interchange, non-junction auto accident fatalities occur in head-on...

How to Choose a Nursing Home in Olympia

The nursing home you choose will have a huge effect on your loved one’s life. The right nursing home can provide compassionate care and help, while other nursing homes may employ staff members who may not provide sufficient care, and at worst might engage in abusive or neglectful practices. Read on for tips on how...

Injuries from Toxic Substances at Work

Dangerous toxic substances and materials are manufactured and used in factories, present in a variety of different industries, and often disposed of with the help of hazardous waste workers. Unfortunately, workers who are employed in industries where toxic substances are present are at risk of being exposed to the harmful substances and materials in the...

Is my loved one ready for a nursing home?

Placing your elderly loved in a nursing home can be a challenging thing to do, and the transition can be hard for both of you. And, unless he tells you, even knowing when he is ready for a nursing home can be equally as difficult. If you have an elderly loved one in your life...

Joint Replacements from Work Accidents

Some workers, like those in the construction industry, are at a high risk of accident and injury by virtue of their job. A lot of these workers are employed without any incidents, but there are others who are involved in accidents or who perform tasks that lead to joint trauma. When joint trauma occurs, joint...

Liability for Damages if a Doctor Performed the Wrong Operation

While it may sound unbelievable, the number of incorrect operations performed in the United States every year is high. In fact, a 2012 Johns Hopkins study estimated that a U.S. surgeon performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week. This can cause significant problems for a number of reasons – for one,...

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is responsible for many patient deaths each year in the United States. A study published in 2013 in the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that deaths by medical malpractice may reach 210,000 to 440,000 patients a year – this would make it the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease...

Medication Errors by Nursing Home Staff

When a family places a loved one in a nursing home or other healthcare facility in Washington, they entrust that facility and the staff that works within its walls to provide a safe and nurturing environment. They certainly don’t expect nursing home errors or elder abuse. Proper care includes the overall management of health care...

Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

An important part of the legal work performed by attorneys at the Olympia, WA, law firm of Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC is helping clients with nursing home negligence cases. Taking care of elderly loved ones is heartbreaking if those patients are abused or neglected by caretakers, or if they receive sub-standard care. Nursing homes...

Nursing Home Abuse: Improper Nutrition or Hydration

Elder abuse can take many forms. In nursing homes, elder abuse is always a concern. Regulatory agencies have inspection processes and sanctions in place to ensure proper care. However, even in the best and most compliant of facilities, family members, and loved ones should monitor the health and emotional wellbeing of the individual in placement....

Nursing Home Residents’ Rights in Washington

Like all patients who receive medical care in Washington State and the remainder of the United States, nursing home residents have a number of protections under the law. The following takes a look at nursing home residents’ rights and what to do if those rights have been violated. If you need legal help, you should...

Occupant Ejection Car Accidents

Being ejected from the car in an accident greatly increases occupants’ risk of injury and fatality. In fact, about 14 percent of all fatally injured car accident victims are ejected, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA investigated fatal car accidents over a five-year period and reviewed information about nearly 400,000...

Olympia Bicycle Accident Attorneys

There are numerous reasons why people ride bicycles – recreation, exercise, fun, environmental responsibility. The benefits to the rider and to the surrounding community are substantial. This is why it is so upsetting when people fail to respect bicyclists, putting them in unnecessary harm and causing injuries and sometimes fatalities. Our firm is committed to...

Olympia Firefighter Lawyers

Being a firefighter is a dangerous job. Firefighters are devoted to the people they serve, oftentimes risking their own lives to save another. When a firefighter is injured or killed on the job, their families can suffer tremendous financial hardship and loss. Losing a loved one is extremely difficult on anyone, but as a fireman’s...

Olympia Insurance Lawyers

Bad Faith Insurance When you sign a contract with anyone, and in this case we’re discussing your insurance company, you and the other party agree to fulfill your part of the contract. If either party fails to do this, they’re acting in “bad faith.” Washington State law requires that your insurance company act in “good...

Olympia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pedestrian accidents don’t usually make the news like auto accidents, but they are a regular occurrence and are responsible for thousands of injuries and fatalities annually. No one is immune to human error, but many pedestrian accidents are caused due to carelessness and recklessness of another person. Pedestrians have the same rights as motorists and...

Olympia Slip and Fall Lawyers

When you leave your house to run errands, shop or enjoy yourself, you are not looking to get injured. You certainly are not expecting to fall and hurt yourself. Yet it is a very real risk, especially when people are careless in their duties and the maintenance of their businesses and establishments. If you have...

Olympia Truck Accident Lawyers

Large commercial trucks are capable of doing serious damage to anything the come into contact with. No private vehicle can come close to the destruction wrought by a semi truck or other large work vehicle. This is why there are so many regulations in place concerning the operation of such vehicles, and why it is...

Olympia Workplace Injury Lawyer

We Are Lawyers Protecting Washington Workers Who Suffer Career-Ending Injuries At Ron Meyers & Associates we are proud of the number of successful total permanent disability outcomes we have achieved for our clients. Our work has resulted in awards of lifetime disability pension payments in the millions of dollars for clients suffering career-ending injuries, including union...

Olympia Wrongful Death Lawyers

When you are trying to deal with the sudden and wrongful death of a loved one, it is time to contact the lawyers at Ron Meyer & Associates PLLC, in Olympia, WA. Our attorneys will go to work immediately to help you get started on your way to recovering from a devastating and life-altering event...

Olympia, WA Car Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been hurt in an auto accident, it is important that you understand your options. Speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to make certain all the right steps are taken following your accident. There is a good chance you are entitled to compensation for...

Olympia, WA Product Liability Lawyers

Many products people depend on for safety can fail or be defective, causing personal injury or death. When this happens, clients in Western Washington have experienced product liability lawyers at Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC to turn to for legal representation. You cannot undo an accident caused by a defective or failed product performance, but...

Questions to Ask an Attorney about Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a very serious form of medical malpractice. If you believe that your elderly loved one may be suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect in Washington State, you need to meet with an attorney. Here are some questions to ask your legal advocate about nursing home abuse. Olympia Nursing Home...

Rear-end Car Accidents

One of the most common types of auto accidents are rear-end collisions. They often occur at intersections while the victims are either coming to or at a complete stop. These types of crashes are often preventable; they are usually related to the striking driver’s negligence or carelessness. Rear-end accidents can cause severe and long-term injuries,...

Serious Fractures from Work Accident Requiring Surgery

Not only is a fracture injury very painful, but a fractured bone also can be severe enough to require surgery. Even when surgery is performed, the injury still can be debilitating and prevent a person from being able to return to employment. For workers in Washington who have been injured on the job and have...

Train & Railroad Accidents

Train and railroad accidents often conjure images of collisions with passenger vehicles at railroad crossings or serious train derailments. While these certainly can cause serious injury and devastation, many overlook less newsworthy rail accidents, which still may cause injury. Whatever the cause of your train or rail accident, you may be entitled to compensation from...

Vehicle Accidents

A vehicle accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. Whether it’s due to extensive physical damages to your vehicle that you can’t afford or physical harm to your body that leaves you incapacitated or permanently disabled, car accidents can be devastating. For legal help following a vehicle accident, contact an attorney...

Vehicle Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous and injurious types of auto accidents. In 2012, 6,763 people died in rollover traffic crashes, down from 8,998 fatalities in 2003, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Below, we discuss some of the causes of these dangerous crashes and the types of legal options...

Victims of a Wrong Drug or Dosage Error Can Take Legal Action

A doctor or another medical professional has many duties to a patient, one of which is the duty to prescribe and administer the right type of medication, as well as the right dosage. In the event the doctor prescribes or administers the wrong drug or dosage, the patient may suffer serious complications, including death in...

Victims of Drunk Driving Car Accidents

More than 10,000 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in 2012 across the U.S. – and that figure doesn’t include the thousands more who sustain serious, often catastrophic injuries, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This equates to one person dying every 51 minutes due to someone deciding to drink and get...

Vision and Hearing Loss

Unfortunately, some workers in suffer hearing or vision loss as a result of workplace injuries. If you’re a worker who lost either of these senses due to job-related activities, you may be able to recover benefits by filing a workers’ compensation claim. Causes of Hearing or Vision Loss in the Workplace Often times, workers in...

Washington Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Riding a motorcycle is a pleasant experience and economical way to travel for most enthusiasts, but they are also exposed to a high risk of getting injured or killed in a motorcycle accident. The Olympia motorcycle accident lawyers at Ron Meyers & Associates want you to know that if you or a loved one is...

Whiplash from Car Accident

Whiplash, or soft-tissue injuries to the neck, is a common type of injury people sustain in car accidents. Although it’s considered a relatively mild injury, some accident victims with whiplash suffer permanent partial disability because of it. What is whiplash? Whiplash is a catchall term for injuries to the soft tissues of the neck. It...

Work Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Suffering a workplace injury or occupational condition may leave you wondering how you’re going to afford and pay your bills on time if you have to miss work. One work-related injury that may cause workers to seek medical care and miss work is carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome due to work-related tasks,...

Work-Related Chronic Pain/Diseases

Some workers may be at risk of developing chronic pain or an occupational disease because of job tasks or environments. In some cases, workers in what are relatively low-risk industries may develop chronic pain or illness while at work. If you believe your job caused you to develop chronic pain or a disease, you may...

Wrong Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis of an illness or medical condition can cause a multitude of damages, from additional medical bills to lost wages while receiving treatment, and more. Misdiagnosis is even the leading cause of medical malpractice suits, according to a 2013 study published in BMJ Quality & Safety. If you or a loved one is the victim...