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The nation’s leading organization of doctors devoted to proper healthcare for infants, children and adolescents recently issued a blueprint for preventing serious medical errors during emergency care to young patients.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is comprised of 67,000 pediatricians. In October it released a revised policy statement on safe emergency department care for children. (“Optimizing Pediatric Patient Safety in the Emergency Care Setting”)

It was issued jointly with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses ...

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International Infection Prevention Infection Week in this country was established 36 years ago. This year’s observance was October 16-22.

One out of every 31 hospital patients suffers a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), a potentially serious medical error. HAIs reportedly kill tens of thousands of patients every year in the United States.

Common Serious Hospital-Acquired Infections

HAIs occur during a hospital stay or within 30 days after discharge. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it monitors specific HAIs due to their threats to patient safety ...

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has deemed October National Pedestrian Safety Month. A review of pedestrian fatalities in recent years reinforces the importance of this awareness effort. The number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents is markedly on the rise.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 6,100 pedestrians were killed in 2020, a nearly 4% increase over the year prior.  In 2020, one pedestrian was hit and killed every 81 minutes.

Almost a quarter of all pedestrians who died in a traffic crash in 2020 were ...

On June 27, an Amtrak train headed for Chicago from Los Angeles hit a dump truck at a Mendon, Missouri, crossing and derailed.  At least three people – two train passengers and the dump truck driver - were killed.  At least 50 people were injured as a result of the derailment, which occurred in rural Missouri, about two hours north of Kansas City, Missouri.

There were 243 passengers and 12 crew workers onboard.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate the deadly train crash. Reportedly eight train cars derailed as a result of the collision.

Preliminary ...

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Defective medical devices can pose serious consequences to patients.  Recent media reports suggest there may be many more patient deaths from faulty medical devices than previously known.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the federal agency responsible for the regulation of medical devices in this country.  Before medical devices hit the market for patient use, manufacturers must prove they are safe to gain FDA approval.

Reports of Defective Medical Devices

The FDA also monitors the safety of medical devices after approval.  One way this is done is through the FDA’s ...

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Personal Injury Trial Process in Missouri

If you are considering pursuing legal action in a personal injury case, you may be wondering what the potential trial process will involve. The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Gray Ritter Graham are here to help you understand what to expect in a personal injury trial.

It is important to note that each personal injury case is different, and you should consult with a Missouri personal injury attorney to determine if your case may go to trial. Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys can help guide you through the personal injury trial process ...


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