Wrongful Death

Traumatic Brain Injury Can Significantly Increase Suicide Risks

The risk of suicide increases by more than three times in the first six months after a person suffers a head injury. The consistent headaches, dizziness, and cognitive, logical memory problems that very often accompany a traumatic brain injury can lead to depression, exacerbating suicide risks. In the study, Danish researchers estimated that the risk of […]

More Than Half of All American Doctors Suffer Burnout Symptoms

Workplace fatigue and burnout is a problem affecting American doctors, and according to a new study, as many as half of all doctors in the country are experiencing symptoms of fatigue that actually increase their risk of medical errors. The poll was conducted by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and focused on nearly […]

Texting Parents More Likely to Indulge in Other Unsafe Driving Behaviors Too

Parents who use cell phones while driving are also much more at risk for other unsafe driving behaviors like drunk driving or failing to wear seatbelts while driving that place them and their children at risk of an accident. Those findings and others come from a survey of parents and caregivers conducted by researchers at […]

Audit Group Criticizes NHTSA’s Product Recall Processes

Over the past few years, millions of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags have been recalled across the United States as reports of injuries involving defective airbags have snowballed. Now, a government audit stringently criticizes the federal administration’s product recall procedures, specifically pointing out to the Takata airbag scandal as an example of the agency’s inefficiency. The USDOT’s […]

Safety Systems Can Help Reduce Truck Accident Risks

Sophisticated safety systems, like the ones that currently exist on many models of automobiles, can substantially reduce truck accident risks. However, the trucking industry has remained largely skeptical of the benefits of these systems. Data indicates that there has been an increase in the number of truck accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway […]

Cataract Surgery Can Lower Accident Risks for Senior Motorists

Lowering accident risks for older drivers continues to be a major challenge for Indiana transportation agencies as the number of such motorists in the state increases. A new study finds that better vision through cataract surgery can help reduce those risks. The Canadian study found that accident rates for more than half a million drivers actually […]

Keeping Young Bicyclists Safe During Summer

Bicycling is what young children in Indiana like to do during summer. It is also one of the most certain ways to suffer an injury. In fact, new data indicates that as many as 25 American children are treated in hospital emergency rooms each hour, after suffering a bicycle accident-related injury. That information comes from accident […]

Indiana Officials Warn about Boating Accident Dangers This Summer

Summer is here, with all the boating and watercraft activity that goes with the season. Indiana officials are on the alert for an increase in collisions and accidents on the water. Indian officials are warning residents about the dangers involved in boating and operating watercraft on water bodies across the state. One of the dangers involved in […]

Safety Checklist Can Help Prevent Common Radiological Errors

New studies find that the use of a safety checklist can help radiologists prevent errors during severe contrast reactions. The results of the study were published recently in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Contrast reaction management is a particularly error-prone area of radiology. What makes it worse is that the kind of errors that often […]

Survey: Majority of Nurses Overworked, Prone to Errors

An overwhelming majority of nurses report having to care for too many patients, and not having enough time to perform their duties efficiently and safely. The annual survey of nurses in Massachusetts found that the biggest and most significant challenge for registered nurses in providing quality patient care was caring for too many patients during a […]