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40% of Medication-Related Liability Claims Involve Opioids, Anticoagulants

Close to 40% of all medication error-related liability claims that were analyzed as part of a recent study involved opioids and anticoagulants. Opioids were found to be involved in more liability claims involving medication errors than any other drug, accounting for 24% of all liability claims. Anticoagulants followed at a close second with 16% of all claims […]

One in Five Americans Have Experienced a Medical Error

A new study finds that while many Americans have experienced a medical error, many are also able to identify the mistakes when they occur and are ready to inform staff at the hospital about it. As many as one in five Americans have experienced a medical error. According to a new study conducted by the […]

Most Emergency Room Visits Are Unavoidable

Most emergency rooms across the country have a severe overcrowding problem, and insurers have long pushed the theory that many emergency rooms visits are unnecessary or unimportant. However, a new study debunks that myth. According to the study, only a fraction of emergency room patients fails to have an absolutely urgent need to visit the ER. […]

One Third of All Accident Fatalities in the US are Alcohol-Related

Drunk driving continues to remain the number one threat facing American motorists. Approximately one-third of all drivers who die in alcohol-related car accidents have a blood-alcohol concentration of a minimum of .08%. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that percentage has hardly budged over a period of two decades. In 2015 alone, close to 7,000 […]