Posts from August 2022.

Commercial truck drivers are prone to sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea can lead to dangerously fatigued truck drivers and be catastrophic for others on the road.

Obstructive sleep apnea forces the throat muscles to relax periodically through the night, temporarily blocking a person’s airway. This can stop a person’s breathing for a slight moment and interrupt sleep.

These interruptions can occur hundreds of times a night, leaving a sufferer exhausted the next day.

Half of Commercial Truck Drivers May Have Sleep Apnea

A 2020 study from Virginia Tech University concluded that 49% of ...

According to a leading medical patient safety group, diagnostic errors contribute to the deaths of up to 80,000 patients a year.  Another group recently released a list of steps to prevent this serious medical error.

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine reports that medical misdiagnoses likely cause more harm to patients than all other medical mistakes - such as surgical errors and drug administration errors - combined.  It relays that a third of all medical malpractice lawsuits involving the patient’s death or serious disability allege a diagnostic error.

The most common ...

Camp Lejeune is a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina.  It is the site where contaminated water for 30-plus years seriously injured or led to the death of those who served there.  Thanks to a new federal law, those individuals or their surviving family members can sue for just compensation for their losses.

Camp Lejeune opened in 1942. Decades later, officials discovered that the base’s drinking water was contaminated by two of the base’s water treatment plants – the Tarawa Terrace water treatment plant and the Hadnot Point water treatment plant.

It was ultimately established ...

Distracted driving is rising on the nation’s roads.

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) is a vehicle technology service provider whose stated mission is to make driving safer.  In April it released its “2022 Distracted Driving Report,” which concluded that distracted driving is now more prevalent than prior to the pandemic.

Specifically, distracted driving was 30% higher in February 2022 than February 2020. For the purposes of this report, CMT measured distracted driving by the time drivers spent on their cell phone while behind the wheel.

According to CMT, February 2022 was ...


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