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Misdiagnosis is a leading reason for medical malpractice claims

The primary care physician in charge of coordinating your medical care is critical to your health and longevity. They are responsible for managing your care and for helping you determine what afflictions may have caused your symptoms. Only once they properly diagnose you can they then recommend a course of treatment that will help you manage the condition. Unfortunately, many doctors fail in their basic obligation to patients when it comes time to properly diagnose them. Failing to diagnose a patient or diagnosing them improperly can have catastrophic health consequences. How common is this...

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Why you may need backup when dealing with an insurance claim

People carry insurance to protect themselves from the unknown and from financial devastation. Some forms of insurance are liability policies that protect you from financial responsibility if you cause an accident or someone gets hurt on your property. Other kinds of insurance protect you from losses. Most homeowner's policies will cover an injury by a visitor but will also pay for repairs to your home if there is a major fire or you become the victim of a burglary. Your insurance is a form of protection, but that doesn't mean that you should view your insurance company as a protector ready...

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It’s illegal for someone to booby-trap their own property

Someone who is worried about robbers or trespassers may decide to set up booby traps on their own property. The rationale is simple: If someone isn’t supposed to be on the property, the property owner assumes they have the right to do anything they want to “protect” themselves from that person. They also assume this means booby traps are fine and that they’re within their rights, claiming that the traps are just there for self-defense. This is an inaccurate assumption. Booby traps are actually illegal, and the courts have taken this stance over and over. Even with the excuse of self-defense,...

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Only one person can put an end to texting while driving

The authorities have tried many things to put an end to texting and driving. They know that it causes serious accidents and costs the United States hundreds or even thousands of lives every year. In fact, it’s sometimes been likened to drunk driving, which saw its own opposition movement with the rise of groups like Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Some studies have even concluded that, though both practices are dangerous, and drivers should never engage in either one, drunk driving was actually safer than texting and driving. So, how can the authorities end this practice? Sometimes, they just...

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Avoiding a crash is possible: Remember these 3 tips

As someone who has to be on the road often, you know the risks. You see drivers who weave in and out of traffic in a hurry. You see people who struggle to stay in their lanes. There are many reasons why people make mistakes on the road and put others (and themselves) at risk. Fortunately, you have some options for keeping yourself safer. With the following three tips in mind, you may be able to avoid a crash, even when others aren’t driving safely. Stay out of the left lane One of the best tips for avoiding a crash, according to Edmunds, is to avoid staying in the fast lane. The far left...

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Multiple people hurt in construction zone crash on U.S. 23

Construction zones are a way of life in Ohio. The roads are constantly being updated. Unfortunately, that does mean that the State Highway Patrol does have to respond to serious injury crashes often. Take, for example, this case that happened on U.S. 23 in Marion County involving a woman from Mansfield. The 38-year-old woman was injured in a two-car crash in Pleasant Township at around 3:48 p.m. A man, 34, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria when he hit the 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck that was being driven by the 38-year-old woman. The woman’s vehicle also had a trailer attached. The...

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3 forms of support you’ll need after a car crash injury

If you survive a horrific car crash but suffer severe physical injuries, the collision and its impact on your health could become major defining factors of your future. Getting the right help after a car crash can drastically improve your quality of life. However, you can only ask for the help that you know you need. The following three different types of support are often all critical to someone's recovery after suffering serious injuries in a car crash. Serious injuries require expert medical attention If you have to cope with a spinal cord injury, a traumatic brain injury, an amputation...

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Distractions while driving can sneak up on you

You have every intention of avoiding distractions while driving, but things have a way of changing when you’re behind the wheel. Even safe drivers fall prey to distractions every now and again Here are some of the many things you should worry about: Texting  Talking on the phone Conversing with passengers Eating and drinking Daydreaming Smoking All of these things, among others, can and probably will take your attention away from the road. And when that happens, the risk of an accident goes through the roof. Here are some steps you can take to prevent these distractions, among others, from...

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Loss of services, support and society in wrongful death claims

There is nothing easy about losing a loved one unexpectedly. Your loved one's death is emotionally traumatic, but it also means that you lose out on their earning potential, such as the income and benefits they receive from their employer. You will also have to consider the costs your family incurred because of their death, ranging from funeral expenses to any medical costs they incurred.  People don't always realize, however, that they've also suffered the loss of society and services due to their loved one's death. These losses will impact your family's happiness, stability and finances...

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Anesthesia errors can have severe consequences

It takes between seven and eight years of training to become a qualified anesthetist. They are the people that make the pain go away and allow medics to perform complicated surgery without torturing the patient. Yet these highly trained, vital elements of any surgical team still make mistakes from time to time. Before any operation, the anesthetist must take the time to talk with you. They need to assess your health, discover your medical history and any allergies to drugs you have. Certain medical conditions can leave you at a higher risk of an adverse reaction. Anesthetists have a choice...

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