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Confidential settlements in medical malpractice cases

In many instances, medical providers and their insurers will offer compensation to victims injured by medical negligence without acknowledging fault. For example, Ohio State University will pay nearly $4 million to settle medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, according to a recent story in the Columbus Dispatch. However, it did

How hierarchy in hospitals causes medical errors

The findings of an international study show that nurses and support staff are sometimes hesitant to voice their concerns when they see something wrong during surgery, resulting in surgical errors that cause serious injury and death. This has prompted a team of Australian researchers to develop and test ways to

Why do motorcycle accidents happen?

As a motorcyclist, you understand the importance of following the rules of the road. After all, one mistake could cause an accident that results in injury or even death. There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, all of which should be understood by motorcyclists as well as drivers of other

Knee replacement may cause more pain, not less

More than a million people each year undergo knee replacement surgery. As of 2012, at least 4.5 million people had at least one knee replaced. A total or partial knee replacement uses an artificial joint to replace diseased bone and relieve the patient’s pain. Most knee replacement procedures are undertaken

Traumatic brain injury and youth football

At least nine youth football players have died in the United States since September while playing the game. Last month, a 9-year-old boy in Pomeroy, Ohio, collapsed and died. In Hubbard Township, near Youngstown, Ohio, a player suffered a traumatic brain injury during the second quarter of a high school

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