Posts from July 2022.

Football coaches often call a time out right before a big play, to make sure they have all the players and plans in place to prevent a serious error in execution. Time outs are also essential in preventing serious surgical errors that can be catastrophic for patients.

Mistakes made during surgery are some of the most dangerous medical errors. They include:

  • Operating on the wrong patient
  • Operating on the wrong part of the patient’s body (wrong-site surgery)
  • Performing the wrong surgical procedure

“Never” Events

Any of these surgical errors can result in life-altering ...

According to one recent measure, Missouri is one of the states with the most irresponsible drivers.  In fact, Missouri cracks the top 10.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) is the federal agency responsible for preventing fatal motor vehicle crashes. It has a page on its website devoted to “Risky Driving,” and provides examples of risky driving behaviors.  These include:

Negligent Actions that Cause Fatal Car Crashes

Each one of these negligent driving behaviors ...

Internists generally are physicians who diagnose and treat serious, chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.  Information released earlier this year reveals  that nearly half of the country’s internists have been sued for medical malpractice.

In March, Medscape, a website focused on the medical profession, released a review of medical malpractice lawsuits involving internists (“Medscape Internist Malpractice Report 2021”). The report was a breakout from a 2021 Medscape medical malpractice survey of 4,300 physicians in nearly 30 ...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for the safety of the nation’s trucking industry.  Earlier this year, it released the top commercial trucking company safety violations it uncovered in 2021.

There is new evidence not reflected in those violations, however, of the depth of another cause of commercial trucking accidents: defective truck brakes.

In March FMCSA announced the top safety regulation violations it issued trucking companies last year following federal audits. Only 5% of the trucking companies audited did not receive a violation.  The ...


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