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Medication errors put patients at risk of complications

When you spend time as a patient in the hospital, you put your health and well-being in the hands of professionals. Nurses, doctors, physician assistants and other staff should always strive to provide the best possible standard of care. Of course, medical professionals are only human, and mistakes can, and do, occur. But when those mistakes adversely effect the treatment of patients, the consequences can be dire.

Exhaustion can play a critical role in commercial truck accidents

Commercial trucks are an inescapable part of modern life. Businesses of all sorts depend on these massive vehicles to get goods, equipment and supplies from one place to another. Many of these shipments are time-sensitive. Items may be necessary for a factory to continuing operating at capacity. Produce or even beer in the truck could spoil if not delivered in a timely manner. Combine that with per-mile or lump-sum bonuses based on delivering loads on schedule, and there's plenty of incentive for truckers to drive while tired.The problem is that feeling exhausted or fatigued at the wheel is dangerous for anyone. Even in smaller passenger vehicles, exhaustion plays a role in many serious and fatal crashes. With commercial trucks, the potential for major property damage and catastrophic injuries or deaths increases with the size and momentum of the vehicle. There are many causes of commercial crashes, but exhaustion is a common factor.

Collect this information after a car wreck

Imagine driving through Portland on your way to work. Only two blocks from your office, another driver makes an illegal left turn and slams into your car. You probably already know about some of the basic steps you should take after an accident. For instance, you should remain at the scene, call the police and, of course, get appropriate medical attention.

Winter and spring carry the risk of slip-and-fall accidents

People can end up hurt any time of the year, but certain seasons increase the risk of specific accidents and injuries. Slip-and-fall incidents are a perfect example. People can suffer a slip-and-fall any time of day and any time of year. All it takes is someone spilling coffee in the foyer of your accountant's office for you to end up in the hospital with a serious brain injury.

Winter weather can result in increased risk of a serious crash

Once the roads get covered in white, fluffy snow, there are a host of seasonal dangers drivers need to worry about. The long, dark and cold winter months impact both the roads and the vehicle you drive, leaving you at risk of experiencing a crash or collision and potentially serious injuries.

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