Posts from September 2022.

Over just three days in May, inspectors found thousands of commercial trucks with defective brakes so dangerous they were immediately taken off U.S. roads.

Catastrophic truck crashes can be linked to maintenance issues, such as defective brakes and defective truck tires.  The Commercial Vehicle Alliance, a coalition of law enforcement and safety officials focused on making commercial trucking safer, holds an annual event, called International Roadcheck, to stop poorly maintained trucks from hurting others.

This year’s International Roadcheck was held May 17-19 ...

A new report outlines the top allegations in medical malpractice lawsuits involving nurses.

Coverys is a medical malpractice insurance provider.  In September it released a report that reviewed thousands of closed medical malpractice claims (“A Nurse’s Crucial Role in Patient Safety: Through the Lens of Malpractice Claims”).

The company reviewed 4,634 closed lawsuits between 2018 and 2021.  It found 850 incidents – almost one in five of the lawsuits – had an allegation of medical malpractice involving nurses. While those allegations represented 18% of the lawsuits ...

While fewer people live in rural Missouri compared to the state’s major metropolitan areas, they likely have a greater chance of being victims of a deadly car crash than their big-city counterparts.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents, regardless of location, have increased in recent years.  The federal government in August estimated that the number of people killed in car and truck crashes for the first quarter of this year rose 7% compared to the first three months of 2021. That number projects to be the highest number of traffic fatalities in any first quarter in the last 20 years.

In July ...


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