Posts from March 2023.

A traffic safety organization recently published a plan to combat major causes of serious car crashes. Two of those causes are impaired driving and distracted driving.

The Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety (Advocates) is a nonprofit coalition of public and private entities with a mission to stop fatal motor vehicle accidents. Last December it published its 2023 “Roadmap to Safety Report,” describing it as a comprehensive plan to combat roadway crashes, fatalities, and injuries.

Two negligent driving actions known to cause serious motor vehicle accidents – driving ...

New research shows that doctors successfully sued over serious medical errors are much more likely to make medical errors with patients in the future.

According to a 2016 Johns Hopkins University study, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Types Of Medical Errors

Broad categories of potentially catastrophic medical errors include:

• Hospital-acquired infections
• Misdiagnosis
• Surgical errors
• Drug administration mistakes

When healthcare providers make serious, preventable errors, patients and their families have the legal ...

The federal government is poised to implement a measure designed to help prevent crashes due to dangerous, inattentive truck drivers.

The federal infrastructure law, passed in 2021, includes a provision for improving commercial trucking safety. It requires that most new large commercial trucks have automatic emergency braking systems by the end of this year.

Passenger cars have had automatic emergency braking systems (AEB) for years. AEB can help prevent fatal crashes by detecting dangers ahead and automatically stopping the vehicle when the driver fails to do so.

Distracted Or ...

A study released last fall concludes that heavier workloads for some physicians can lead to serious diagnostic errors with radiology scans.

In September 2022, American Radiology published the findings of a study conducted by University of Wisconsin researchers (“Impact of Shift Volume on Neuroradiology Diagnostic Errors at a Large Tertiary Academic Center”). The study’s goal was to determine if there is a cause-and-effect relationship between workloads and diagnostic errors made by neuroradiologists.

The study concluded there is. And often times their diagnostic ...


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