Posts from February 2022.

An organization focused on making commercial trucking safer recently released its inaugural report on fatal truck crashes. The report highlights common causes of fatal truck wrecks and provides recommendations to curb contributing negligent behavior.

The Institute for Safer Trucking is a nonprofit organization that promotes commercial trucking public safety issues. It has identified its top priorities in this effort, which include:

  • Automatic emergency braking systems for large commercial trucks
  • Speed limiters for large commercial trucks

The group published its Safer ...

Radiologists are physicians who diagnose medical conditions using imaging technology, such as X-rays and CT scans. They are trained to interpret diagnostic images.  They typically review imaging test results and report their findings to a referring physician.

Their role in medical treatment can be vital.  When radiologists make a misdiagnosis, the consequences for patients can be very serious.

Types of Medical Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis is a common type of medical error.  A misdiagnosis generally falls into one of the following categories:

  • A missed diagnosis
  • A wrong diagnosis
  • A ...

Revised federal regulations for training new commercial truck drivers are now in place, but will they help reduce the rising tide of fatal trucking accidents?

New federal commercial truck driver training regulations became effective February 7, 2022.  They are for those who are:

  • Obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License for the first time
  • Upgrading their CDL from Class B to Class A
  • Obtaining a CDL enhancement, called endorsements, to haul hazardous materials or drive a school bus or other vehicles with numerous passengers

So these revised training regulations don’t apply to most ...

A recent review of medical malpractice lawsuits spotlighted how often communication issues are cited in serious medical error allegations - and just how frequently those issues are preventable.

Poor communication among healthcare providers can be especially dangerous during patient handoffs.  Patient handoffs occur during healthcare provider transitions.  The transitions can be when one shift of hospital caregivers replaces another, or when a patient is sent to a different medical facility or a different unit within the same hospital.

Maintaining continuity of care is ...


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