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Study: Medical errors result in patient death

Americans put a great amount of trust in the healthcare system. Nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other medical professionals are some of the most highly regarded occupations in the nation. Despite their extensive training, experience and knowledge, medical professionals are human and can make mistakes. When they make mistakes, however, the results can be disastrous, even deadly.

How to avoid becoming involved in a truck accident

Although Americans depend on large trucks to deliver freight throughout the nation, these massive vehicles are a looming danger to motorists on the road. Tractor trailers kill a significant number of people in Maryland and across the nation each year. In 2014 alone, 3,744 people lost their lives in large truck accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many of these accidents were avoidable. You may be able to avoid becoming a victim of a catastrophic truck collision by understanding how these large vehicles operate on the roads.

Occupational respiratory conditions and workers comp

Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their workers and their workplace environment. When people work in conditions where they are exposed to toxic fumes, harsh chemicals, dust or other irritants on a regular basis, they may acquire a long-term respiratory disease. At Wilson & Parlett, we understand that living with a respiratory condition can make it difficult for people to engage in everyday activities, work and enjoy hobbies, sports and other recreational activities. People who are diagnosed with occupational breathing conditions may be entitled to workers’ compensation in Maryland.

Teens die in Charles County accident, officer suspended

Young and inexperienced teenagers are often at greater risk for being involved in a deadly accident that other age groups. These beginning drivers simply lack the ability to make quick judgements based on driving experience. Whether the driver was drunk or distracted, or the accident was caused by a simple mistake, it is always a tragedy when young people lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions.

How can prescription errors be limited?

The number of prescription error that occur in the United States on a daily basis may be higher than some may think. From physicians, medical assistants and nurses to pharmacists and other health care professionals, errors can occur anywhere during the prescription process. By understanding how prescription mistakes occur, you can look out for errors and may be able to avoid becoming the victim of a prescription error yourself.

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