August 2019 Archives

Medical malpractice can lead to serious injuries

The vision many Ohio residents have of medical malpractice is not a pretty one. The thought of a botched surgery often comes vividly to mind. However, surgical errors are among the least common types of medical malpractice mistakes committed by doctors and other medical professionals.

Why drowsy driving happens, how to stop it

While drowsy driving poses a danger to people on the road, preventing this behavior is a challenge. There is no test for fatigued driving as there is for drunk driving, and inadequate transportation systems in America sometimes leave people with few other transportation options. Ohio residents might like to know more about the problem of driver fatigue.

Common injuries suffered by children in car accidents

Children are not yet fully developed, and, therefore, they can be more vulnerable to serious injuries in a car accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in 2015, over 178,000 children were injured and over 1,000 children died in car accidents across the United States. Seventy-three percent of children who are killed by cars are passengers in a vehicle.

Medical mistakes can be dangerous in vasculitis cases

When people in Ohio go to a doctor for their painful symptoms, they expect to receive a correct diagnosis. Vasculitis is one condition that can be dangerous. The inflammation of blood vessels can destroy arteries and veins, and the disorder can be painful and serious, leading to damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys and other major organs. Therefore, many physicians want to begin treatment as quickly as possible when vasculitis is diagnosed in order to prevent further damage. However, quick treatment can lead to major problems when a misdiagnosis is involved.

Children: Injuries can be heartbreaking and devastating

In car crashes, one of the most tragic things to see is children who are suffering and hurt. Often, children are safer than others in vehicles, because they have special safety seats and belts to protect them. Sadly, even with these safety features, there's no way to prevent all injuries or deaths.

Saying no to distractions behind the wheel

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 3,166 deaths from distracted driving crashes in 2017. This alone goes to show that distracted driving is an epidemic in Ohio and across the U.S. To keep themselves from becoming a statistic, drivers should know that the number of potential distractions is great.

Diagnostic errors behind many malpractice claims

One study, the results of which have been published in the journal Diagnosis, shows that 34% of medical malpractice claims stem from misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses. Researchers further discovered that three conditions, in particular, were most susceptible to these errors. The "Big Three," of which Ohio residents should be aware, are infection, vascular events and cancer.

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