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October 2016 Archives

A ‘tattoo’ for gauging alcohol level?

There are certain things that can turn an everyday drive into a life-changing traumatic event for an individual. One is encountering a drunk driver out on the roads. The actions of drunk drivers sometimes trigger catastrophic crashes. Skilled personal injury attorneys understand the major impacts an accident caused by a drunk driver can have on a person’s life, and can help victims of such crashes fight for compensation to put towards tackling the challenges these impacts pose.

New York senator cashes in after blocking important malpractice law

The death of Lavern's Law saved hospitals and insurers a lot of money. Should that money go to a senator who helped kill it?

This post is not a political endorsement. It is meant to call attention to the forces that affect victims of medical malpractice.

What can lead to medication mistakes at pharmacies?

Medication errors can come about in many different ways. Sometimes, they happen as a result of mistakes made at pharmacies. Customers trust that pharmacies will get everything right when filling their prescription. Unfortunately, sometimes, this doesn’t happen. Incidents occasionally occur in which a pharmacist makes a mistake, such as a labeling error, a dosage error or an error involving giving out the wrong medication.

Federal government sets big traffic safety goal

There are a variety of things the states and the federal government do to try to keep the nation’s roads safe. One is to issue various regulations aimed at crash prevention. Another is to issue traffic safety goals, and to initiate campaigns directed toward the achievement of such goals. Recently, the federal government set a goal that is quite large and ambitious.

Patient identification mistakes at hospitals

Instances of a mistaken identity can happen in a lot of different environments. In some contexts, such errors at worse will result in some embarrassment. In others though, such mistakes could be quite harmful. For example, at health care facilities, a misidentification of a patient could seriously endanger the patient’s health.

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