Where in the U.S. is Asbestos Found Today?

For younger Americans, asbestos is probably a rare topic of conversation. That is understandable because it is far less common in the news than it once was. That can lead many people to believe that the issues of asbestos, mesothelioma, and other related illnesses have been fully addressed. That simply is not true. In this article, we will discuss where asbestos still can be found in the United States and the effects it can have on one’s health.

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Has the Chip Shortage Affected Automobile Safety?

As life started returning to some level of normalcy after March 2020 and the economy opened back up, the country has encountered many unexpected issues. One is a limited supply of computer chips for automobiles. In this article, we will examine whether the chip shortage has affected automobile safety.

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Nursing Malpractice?

The nursing profession also comes with great responsibility. Nurses are routinely involved in complex situations in which their decisions have profound effects on the health and welfare of their patients. Many people owe their health and their lives to the decisions and actions of nurses. However, when nurses fail to meet the standard of care demanded of their profession, the outcome can be tragic. Malpractice can lead to serious medical harm and even to death. In this article, we will provide a little insight into the nursing profession and discuss some of the most common causes of nursing malpractice.

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What Are Failure to Diagnose Cases?

Physicians, nurses, chiropractors, and other health care providers help us solve their medical problems. But to do so, they must accurately identify, or diagnose, the problem. If they don’t, serious harm can result, including injury, illness, and death. In this article, we will discuss the diagnosis process in medicine and what happens if it is not performed correctly.

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Are There Regulations on Who Can Drive a Semi-Truck?

Semi-trucks are so common on the roads today that it is virtually impossible to drive even a short distance without seeing one. Perhaps you yourself have even wondered how easy or difficult it might be to drive an 18-wheeler. Sometimes, it really doesn’t look that difficult, such as when a truck is cruising down the interstate. Other times, it looks quite complicated, such as when a big truck is backing up or making a complicated turn. With vehicles that can present such a great danger to the motoring public, one would hope that requirements are in place to protect the motoring public. That is, in fact, the case.

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Who Is Responsible When an Accident Is Caused by Mechanical Failure?

We spend a fair amount of time on this blog discussing a wide variety of driving errors that lead to automobile accidents and their resulting injuries. In such circumstances, the negligence is often easy to identify. But sometimes car accidents, semi-truck crashes, and motorcycle wrecks are caused by mechanical failure. In these cases, it may take a little more investigation to determine exactly who is at fault. In this article, we will discuss some examples of accidents caused by mechanical failure and who may be legally responsible for them when they occur.

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Car Safety Features for 2022

No matter what happens in the broader economy, businesses and industries around the world are constantly seeking to evolve and improve. When things go right, this improvement includes safer products for consumers. A perfect example is the automobile industry. In this article, we will examine several developments in car safety features.

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Alarming Medical Malpractice Statistics

Most would agree that the United States has some of the finest medical care available anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, there is another side to the coin. Not all medical outcomes are good, and some of the poor medical results that occur are caused by professional negligence. In this article we will examine some alarming medical malpractice statistics.

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Mesothelioma and Senior Citizens

Mesothelioma often does not develop until decades after the exposure to asbestos. Therefore, many Americans actually complete their working careers before developing symptoms of the disease. Thus, even though asbestos is used less now than in the past, research cited by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries notes that recently the rate of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has increased in patients who are 70 years old and older. Learn more about mesothelioma and elderly citizens in this article.

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Have Dog Bites Increased During the Pandemic?

As much as dogs positively affect society and many families, they have also always presented certain dangers. Prior to the pandemic, Petpedia reported that more than four million dog bites occurred in 2020 in the United States. DogBite.org estimated the number closer to 4.5 million. Not surprisingly, a variety of local governments, veterinarians, hospitals, and other groups have noted increases in dog bites and dog attacks during the pandemic.

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