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March 2018 Archives

Diagnostic errors top list for patient safety concerns

It happens every year. Individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere fall ill, go to their doctor, are diagnosed and given a treatment plan. It seems rather simple and straightforward, and if we were talking about minor illnesses like a sinus infection or the flu, this would be correct. However, ailments can get complex. Even if it is not a rare condition, it could be missed or wrongfully diagnosed. This could cause a patient much hardship, as they are not getting the medical treatment they require to treat the illness or condition from which they are suffering.

How common are diagnostic errors?

When patients in New Jersey and elsewhere are not feeling well, their first thought is usually to see the doctor. Medical professionals are equipped with the education, experience, skills and tools necessary to determine what is wrong and what the best course of treatment is. This is true when medical professionals follow the proper steps and take the time to ensure accuracy and proficiency in their profession.

Recovering damages after a pedestrian accident

Large and small, cities pose pedestrians risks. Although sidewalks and crosswalks are designed to provide a safe place for individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere to travel by foot, the truth of the matter is that even sidewalks are not safe from motorists. When a driver is distracted, negligent or intoxicated, they could cross over onto a sidewalk or travel through a sidewalk when a pedestrian is attempting to cross the road.

Understanding pedestrian accidents

Even though most residents in New Jersey and elsewhere rely on motor vehicles to get around, almost every time a motorist or occupant exits a vehicle, they become a pedestrian. Whether a vehicle is parked in a parking lot or on the street, occupants become pedestrians as they travel from the vehicle to their destination. Although this is likely a short distance, it is still possible to face dangers caused by motor vehicles traveling in the area.

Why do car accidents happen?

With the abundance of motor vehicles in the road, it is easy to see how they might bump into one another. But what really causes these crashes? We have heard the words negligence, recklessness, distracted and intoxicated thrown around when we hear about a car crash happened, but that doesn't explain exactly what happened.

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