Posts from December 2021.

Defective truck brakes can cause catastrophic commercial truck accidents.  One organization recently documented just how prevalent this danger is on America’s roads.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance annually conducts an event called “Brake Safety Week.” It identifies tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks with unsafe brakes.  This year’s event was held August 22 through 28.

CVSA, a group of law enforcement and safety officials throughout North America, announced the 2021 Brake Safety Week results in October. Nearly 29,000 commercial trucks were ...

According to the latest report from the federal government, the number of fatal truck crashes is not slowing down.

In October the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the federal agency that regulates the nation’s commercial trucking industry, released a comprehensive review of accidents involving large commercial vehicles, including buses and trucks, for 2019 (“Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2019”). This is the most recent year that finalized crash data is available.

FMCSA defines large trucks as rigs with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds. A fully loaded ...

An organization focused on preventing serious diagnostic errors recently spelled out why they happen and how they can be avoided.

In October, MedPage Today, an online medical publication, reported on a presentation given at this year’s annual meeting of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.  SIDM is a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate patient harm that comes from a misdiagnosis.

According to SIDM, misdiagnosis is the medical error that results in the most serious patient harm, with a third of medical malpractice lawsuits involving a patient’s death or ...


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