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April 2013 Archives

Missed diagnoses the leading cause of medical malpractice payouts

The medical-pharmaceutical-industrial complex that controls U.S. healthcare would like to have you believe that healthcare costs increase primarily due to frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits. However, a recent study suggest that some of those claims are actually caused by doctor's errors and that misdiagnosis or incorrect diagnoses are the leading cause of malpractice payouts, responsible for 35 percent of the $39 billion in medical malpractice claims paid.

NHTSA issues voluntary guidelines to limit technological distractions in vehicles

Drivers like electronic devices in their cars. Automobile manufacturer like to make available more of those devices, as they provide additional and attractive features to draw drivers and, incidentally, increase the selling price of a new car. However, all of those electronic features come with a cost that is paid by those killed and injured in car accidents caused by distracted driving.