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July 2016 Archives

When Doctors Dream Up Ailments

doctor-1228627_1280-Pixabay-300x200.jpgDoctors who intentionally misdiagnose patients with conditions they do not have can pose a considerable risk to patient safety and quality of life. The treatments they prescribe are not only unnecessary, they may adversely affect patient health. When a physician deliberately misdiagnoses a patient with an ailment, they are committing fraud that is punishable by prison and fines.

Distracted Driving: Sometimes It's All in Your Head

It's nearly impossible not to drive without distractions in a multi-tasking oriented society. We're in a time-crunch these days, with work time bleeding into family time and the increasing feeling that if we're not constantly connected to what is happening now, we are left out. It isn't just what we are doing that can distract us from the task of driving, our mental state can have an impact as well.

Molly's Law to Help Families In Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuits

shutterstock_165636773-justice2-300x225.jpgMolly's Law, a new measure that was recently signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, will help Illinois families who are seeking justice in wrongful death cases. Inspired by Molly Young, an Illinois woman who was found dead in 2012 in her ex-boyfriend's Carbondale home, the legislation extends the statute of limitations in Illinois wrongful death claims and increases the financial penalties for non-compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Construction sites account for 20 percent of all workplace deaths

Construction sites are often a chaotic scene involving many different suppliers delivering materials, contractors working their trade and multiple companies occupying the site working hard to meet deadlines. It is no wonder that construction sites are dangerous. Heavy machinery, heights involved in constructing a building, debris and falling objects are commonplace. While most workers know of the potential dangers, you may be surprised to learn that federal statistics indicate that one in five of all fatal workplace accidents occur in the construction industry.

The Personal Toll Of Misdiagnosis

Dollarphotoclub_57803974-depression2-300x200.jpgDiagnosing a disease is a complicated procedure that involves dozens of variables. Misdiagnoses are always a risk; however, when doctors overlook obvious symptoms, misdiagnosis crosses the line into medical malpractice.

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