Posts from November 2016.

Deaths in motor vehicle accidents across the country for the first half of 2016 increased 10 percent over the same period last year, as estimated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the NHTSA, the second quarter of this year was the seventh consecutive quarter - going back to the last three months of 2014 - that saw a rise in car and truck accident deaths.

The NHTSA issued its estimate of motor vehicle deaths for the first half of 2016 last month. It calculates that 17,775 people died in car and truck wrecks from January through June of this year. This compares ...

According to the World Health Organization, a non-profit group that promotes health safety issues around the globe, surgical site infections are the second leading cause of hospital acquired infections in the United States. Now, WHO has come out with a blueprint to prevent this type of a dangerous preventable medical error.

Earlier this month the organization released a 29-step plan to deal with surgical site infections. The steps address issues from both the patient and the healthcare provider perspective.

Life-threatening bacteria can be transmitted to surgical patients ...

The number of trucking fatalities and injuries on United States roadways has risen 11 percent in the past year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Weighing in at 80,000 pounds fully loaded, it takes a semi nearly the length of two football fields to stop when travelling at 65 miles per hour. The damage caused by large trucking accidents is almost always devastating.

Trucking manufacturers are starting to take note, introducing new safety features in their latest fleets to help reduce the number of large truck accidents and save precious lives on ...

Victims of catastrophic car and truck accidents, or their surviving family members, can pursue financial compensation for their losses through our courts. While no monetary award can truly make up for the loss of a loved one or a life-altering injury, the federal government has determined the substantial costs imposed by motor vehicle crashes.

The report reviews the economic and societal impacts of the 33,000 people killed and the 3.9 million injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2010. The hard economic costs include medical and rehab care, property damage, productivity losses ...


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