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Friday, July 31, 2020
What is a Breach of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality?
If someone has a health issue that requires medical attention, or is simply going in for their annual check-up, anything they discuss with their physician is kept between them and the health care provider. The physician is legally required to uphold a doctor-patient confidentiality agreement, which is based on the concept that a patient should » Read More
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Why are Truck Accidents More Common During the Summer?
The period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is known as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer because there is a notable spike in car accidents. Unfortunately, this is also true for truck accidents, which can cause devastating injuries and fatalities. Although truck driver negligence is the cause of many of these accidents, passenger vehicle » Read More
Is it Safe to Travel for Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the health and safety of people around the world, it is also having a major impact on the American economy. For employees who are lucky enough to still have a job, many are working from home until it is safe for offices to reopen. However, » Read More
Why is Defensive Driving Important?
If every single motorist followed the rules of the road, there would be far fewer car accidents. Unfortunately, too many motorists exceed the speed limit, drive while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or show signs of aggressive driving or other unsafe driving behaviors, all of which can cause serious car accidents. » Read More
How Can Drivers Avoid a Car Accident on the Highway?
Each year, there are roughly six million car accidents in the United States, which is an average of close to 16,500 collisions every day. Some of the most serious accidents, including multi-vehicle collisions and truck accidents, occur on major highways across the country. Driving on a busy highway can be a bit intimidating, particularly for... Read More
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Can Widespread Adoption of Safety Technologies Cut Traffic Fatalities?
Car accidents cause over 36,000 fatalities, 2.5 million injuries, and a staggering $800 billion in economic costs each year in the United States. To address this issue and identify ways to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in this country, Consumer Reports conducted a study about the benefits of equipping all new vehicles with existing... Read More
Can Self-Driving Technology Prevent Truck Accidents?
There is no question that truck accidents cause some of the most devastating injuries, particularly if the truck is traveling at a high speed when the accident occurs. In most cases, it is the occupants of the passenger vehicles involved who suffer the most severe injuries. Although not all truck accidents are caused by driver » Read More
Can Heavy Lifting Result in a Detached Retina?
Musculoskeletal injuries, such as strains and sprains to the lower back, shoulders, and upper limbs, are common in workers who lift heavy objects on a regular basis. However, lifting, pushing, or pulling heavy objects can also result in detached retinas and cause other types of eye damage. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health » Read More
What Do Drivers Need to Know About Filing a Police Report?
An average of six million car accidents occur in the United States each year. Some are minor fender benders, in which the drivers involved walk away without a scratch, whereas others are much more serious and can cause life-threatening or even fatal injuries. It is likely that every driver will be in a car accident » Read More
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
What are My Legal Options Regarding Heart Surgery Malpractice?
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although medication and heart-healthy lifestyle changes can help treat certain conditions, or prevent them from becoming more serious, for some patients, surgery is the best option. All surgical procedures come with a degree of risk, but heart » Read More
Is My Vehicle Ready for the Summer?
The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer are well underway, the beaches are open to the public, and many of the COVID-related restrictions are slowly being lifted. After months of strict social distancing, people are ready to get out of the house, see friends and family, and enjoy the warm weather. Whether that means taking a » Read More
How Can I Plan a Road Trip During the Pandemic?
There is no question that the Coronavirus has put a damper on summer plans, particularly those who booked cruises or trips to international destinations. However, most public beaches are open, as are national parks and other outdoor attractions. In addition, gas is less expensive than it has been in years, hotels are offering reduced rates,... Read More
Monday, July 6, 2020
Importance of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness in the Workplace
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that affects approximately eight million people in the United States, including first-responders, military personnel, health care professionals, and firefighters. When a worker experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, the shock of the trauma can cause debilitating symptoms after the event. If left untreated, the symptoms » Read More
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