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Doctors Aren’t the Only Medical Professionals Facing Malpractice Claims

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When you are sick, it used to be that you would go to the doctor. But today, with projections that by 2025 nurse practitioners will make up one-third of family practices, it is more evident than ever, that nurse practitioners (NPs) are playing a major role in our healthcare.

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Despite Under-Reporting, Medical Error Proves Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

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According to a 2017 group survey conducted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, (IHI) the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the Lucian Leape Institute and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, 21 percent of individuals in the United States believe that they might have been subjected to medical malpractice at some point in the past.

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Non-Licensed Drivers Responsible for 20 Percent of All Auto Accidents

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There are many risks involved in driving, and many laws in place in order to minimize them and create as safe of an environment as possible. One such law is the requirement of a valid driver’s license when operating any motor vehicle.

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America: The Most Dangerous Place to Give Birth

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For many women and their loved ones, giving birth not only evokes an overwhelming feeling of joy and anticipation, but also fear. While bringing new life into the world is truly a miracle, our knowledge and apprehension of the risks effecting both mother and baby can overwhelm us with a feeling of great concern; and…

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Distracted Driving by Cell Phone Use Highest Among Teens

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In this digital age, as technology has progressed, many things have become easier. Cell phones are just one example of just how much has changed.

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Ladders Top List of Most Dangerous Construction Site Equipment

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According to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about 6.5 million people work on construction sites in the U.S. on any given day. While all construction site tools and equipment should be used with the utmost caution, some have proven to be more hazardous than others. These most hazardous tools and equipment includes: Ladders…

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Off-Road Collisions Account for Over Half of U.S. Traffic Fatalities

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According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), from 2014 to 2016 an average of 18,779 fatalities resulted from road departures; this is 53 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that Run-Off-Road (ROR) crashes account for 70 percent of all fatal single-vehicle…

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How to Help Lower the Risk of Public Pool Slip and Fall Accidents

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If you’re a child, summer means many things: the ice cream man, trips to the beach, BBQs, and jumping in and out (…and in and out) of the pool. For many families, those long, dog days of summer are often spent at a neighboring public pool. And while the water provides a much-needed cool down…

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Construction Accidents Account for One in Five Work Deaths

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It’s not surprising that while on the job we make a mistake or two. After all, we’re only human. But while some mistakes can be remedied, and some can cost you your job, there are also mistakes that can cost you your life. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is responsible…

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Medical Malpractice a Common Cause of Paralysis

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When someone suffers an injury or damage to his or her spine or brain, and the signals between your brain and your muscles no longer function correctly (either from being interrupted or completely blocked), it can cause one to partially or fully lose their ability to move those muscles. Paralysis can affect one or both sides of one’s body.

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