Posts from January 2022.

More than eight out of 10 plastic surgeons have been sued for medical malpractice, according to a recent examination of medical malpractice lawsuits. A different report sheds even more light on plastic surgery medical malpractice claims.

Medscape, an online medical publication, last month released its study of medical malpractice lawsuits, which included some 4,300 physicians in 29 specialties.  “Medscape Malpractice Report 2021” revealed the medical specialties sued most often practiced in:

  • Plastic surgery
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • OB/GYN
  • Specialized ...

Despite an alarming amount of positive drug tests by commercial truck drivers, there is evidence that their illegal drug use is significantly underreported.

The dangers of commercial truck drivers using illegal drugs are obvious.  A truck driver’s delayed reaction, impaired decision-making, or acute drowsiness can cause a fatal truck accident.

Commercial truck drivers are tested for alcohol and drug use.  Previously, a failed drug test did not always threaten a truck driver’s job.  That’s because there was no mechanism for sharing a failed truck driver drug test among ...

Technology can play a part in medical errors that harm patients. A top patient safety organization has identified this year’s top healthcare technology threats to patient safety.

Many serious medical errors are preventable, caused by a wrong action or a lack of action by healthcare providers. Healthcare provider actions or inactions that deviate from a standard level of care can be the subject of medical malpractice lawsuits.

ECRI is a non-profit organization that focuses on protecting patients from what it calls “unsafe and ineffective medical technologies and ...

Young commercial truck drivers – as young as 18 – driving across the nation may soon be a reality.

There is a commercial truck driver shortage.  Even before COVID-19 the trucking industry was reporting a dire need for new truck drivers.

Responding to this truck industry concern, Congress passed the DRIVE-Safe Act, included in the federal infrastructure bill that was adopted in November 2021. It allows 18-year-olds to drive large commercial trucks across state lines.

18-Year-Old Interstate Commercial Truck Drivers

The new law mandates a two-year pilot program for young ...

A relatively new federal safety regulation to keep tired truck drivers off the road was found to be working in one respect, but not accomplishing its main goal: preventing commercial truck crashes.

Driving a commercial truck, especially long-haul trucking, can be exhausting.  Long trips challenge the body and the mind.

Federal Hours of Service rules have existed for many years. Their objective is to make sure truckers get proper rest so they are mentally and physically sharp behind the wheel.  Fatigued truck drivers have caused catastrophic accidents.

Truck Driver Hours of Service ...


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