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October 2016 Archives

Data shows number of fatalities in a car crash is rising

Louisiana drivers are not likely to sift through car accident data before they head out on the road, but that does not mean the numbers are unimportant. Research is constantly being undertaken by various outlets to determine how and why these accidents happen in an effort to reduce them. Paying attention to this information can help both regulatory authorities and drivers avoid an auto accident or survive one if it happens.

Study reveals the prevalence of wrong-patient errors

When we enter the hospital to undergo a procedure or receive care for a medical emergency, the last thing on our minds is that our patient identity could somehow be confused with another person. That's largely because our attention is focused on our health, and also because we assume a general level of competency, such that this type of medical error would seem inconceivable.

GHSA report finds dramatic increase in teen driver deaths

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a shocking report revealing that the roads and highways here in the U.S. have recently become much more dangerous. Indeed, the report found that 17,775 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents during the first half of 2016, marking a 10.4 percent increase from the same time last year and a continuation of an otherwise disturbing trend.

Daimler recalls semis

German-owned Daimler Trucks, makers of Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Detroit Diesel and many other auto subsidiaries, has recalled several 2014-2017 models of their Freightliner and Western Star series semi trucks.

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