Posts from October 2017.

For the second consecutive year, the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States has increased.

According to statistics recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, 5.6 percent more people died in catastrophic car and truck crashes in 2016 versus 2015.  The only bright spot is this is a smaller jump than between 2014 and 2015, when the rise was 8.4 percent more men, women and children.  The nation hasn’t experienced a similar three-year period rise in traffic wreck deaths in more than 50 years.

Nearly 2,000 more people were killed in motor ...

If you have been a victim of a medical error, you’re not alone.  A new survey reports that two out of every 10 Americans have suffered an error in medical treatment.  And most of the victims weren’t told of the mistake by their caregivers.

Just over 2,500 people were surveyed earlier this year in a patient safety study conducted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation and a research group at the University of Chicago.  The effort was designed to measure the public’s perception of patient safety in the United States as well as document personal ...

What are the reckless truck driver behaviors that can cause fatal truck accidents?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - the agency that oversees commercial trucks and buses - provides safety tips to truckers on its website.  These recommendations provide insight into how truckers can cause catastrophic wrecks.

Drivers who exceed the posted speed limits or drive too fast for road, weather or traffic conditions are dangerous.  The FMCSA reiterates this, relating that speeding not only can cause crashes with other vehicles but truck rollovers and cargo spills, which can ...

The number of U.S. cases of sepsis, a gravely serious infection, has been relatively flat over recent years.  Unfortunately, the number of people in this country killed by this preventable infection is growing.

As many as 1 million Americans are hospitalized for sepsis and at least 210,000 die from sepsis each year, according to estimates.  Sepsis is an infection of the blood that attacks tissues and organs.  It is almost always life-threatening.

Sepsis Accounts for 15 Percent of Hospital Patient Deaths

According to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, sepsis ...


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