March 2019 Archives

Electronic health records are causing chaos, danger to patients

If you're 40 or older, you probably remember a time when every doctor's office had shelves of paper files that contained the important medical records of each patient who passed through the doors. Somewhere along the line, that changed. It gradually became the norm to keep patient records on computerized files.

Hospitals keep denying responsibility for maternal deaths

In modern-day America, there are some troubling statistics about maternal death rates during and just after childbirth. In general, women are dying far too often -- but black women are dying as many as four times as often and suffering complications that lead to lifelong consequences at twice the rate that white women do.

What does it take to get fair compensation following a car crash?

If you or a loved one suffered injury in a car accident that resulted from someone else's negligence, you may seek compensation for your losses. If the responsible party has insurance, his or her insurance provider will likely contact you in a matter of weeks to offer to settle your case. Know that this initial offer will likely not be enough to cover all of your losses. Insurance companies count on car crash victims taking these low-ball offers, though, because they need the money right away.

The troubling rise of pedestrian deaths

A preliminary report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has some grim news for pedestrians and drivers alike: Pedestrian traffic deaths are climbing -- again. In fact, the number of pedestrians killed in 2018 was higher than any year since 1990.

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