Posts from December 2017.

In just one week this past October, truck drivers in the United States and Canada received almost 39,000 citations and warnings for careless driving.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted its 2017 Safe Driver Week October 15-21.  Law enforcement throughout North America working the event were on heightened alert for bad truck drivers and passenger vehicle drivers, pulling them over when warranted.  Of the 59,193 warnings and citations the police gave that week, 38,878 went to truckers.

This is a particularly significant and appropriate safety event, as driver behavior ...

Medical malpractice lawsuits seek to obtain fair and just compensation for men, women, and children who were seriously hurt by negligent health care.  Those suing are the injured patients or, in the case of a fatal medical error, the patients’ surviving relatives.

So what types of doctors are most commonly sued for medical malpractice?  What are the outcomes?  How do physicians react to medical malpractice lawsuits?  A new study goes right to the source to get some answers.

The Medscape Malpractice Report 2017 was recently published online.  Medscape is a web-based medical news ...

Being a nurse is a demanding job, usually held by people with a deep and sincere desire to help others.  The excessive demands can lead to palpable stress.  Unfortunately, the stress can be counterproductive in their call to care for patients by causing nurses to make serious medical errors.

A study published in October in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine looked at this issue and found a direct correlation between burned-out nurses and medical mistakes.  Researchers conducted surveys with 1,790 nurses in the United States to not only identify the state of nurses’ ...


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