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Detailing the dangers of eating while driving

Common types of driving distractions have been detailed on this blog in the past. One that might immediately jump out to many in Baton Rouge is eating and drinking while driving. These acts are likely considered to be so natural that few might actually classify them as distracting. Yet the statistics detailing the dangers of eating while driving cannot be overlooked. According to information compiled through a joint effort between The Auto Alliance and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, those who eat behind the wheel are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in an accident than those who do not. 

Louisiana DUI conviction rate below national average

People in Louisiana are known for their hospitality and enjoyment of celebrations with friends and family members. This, however, does not mean that all people in Louisiana are reckless or that they do not care about their safety and the safety of others. Louisianans treasure their loved ones and most people therefore make it a priority to be safe and make wise choices when driving a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, there are enough people out there who still put their own pleasures above public safety.

Common types of drug errors

People in Louisiana who are prescribed medication or given prescription drugs while in the hospital should be aware of the most common types of errors involving these substances. Some of the errors involve the method of administration or other clerical issues while some errors highlight specific substances most frequently involved in instances that cause patient harm or death.

Do timeouts prevent surgical errors?

Surgical errors in Louisiana that involve performing the wrong procedure, operating at the wrong site or receiving an operation intended for a different patient are known collectively as WSPEs. They are among the most dramatic and terrifying medical errors that occur. If a surgeon commits a WSPE when operating on you or a loved one, the negative effects can be debilitating or even life-threatening. Another term for serious medical errors such as WSPEs is "never events," meaning that, in the absence of serious underlying safety issues, they should never occur at all.

Pedestrian killed in Louisiana truck crash

Fifteen percent of fatalities in truck accidents are pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. The odds of survival in a crash favor the driver of a semi-truck due to the superior size and mass of the vehicle. The pattern continues to hold true after a collision that took place in Louisiana last week between a semi-truck and a pedestrian. The driver sustained no injuries, in part due to proper restraints. However, the pedestrian died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. 

Crash on Louisiana interstate kills construction worker

The necessity of road construction projects in Louisiana is undeniable. Nevertheless, areas of construction pose unique hazards for everyone. Construction workers themselves are particularly vulnerable, and nothing illustrates this vulnerability more dramatically than an accident in a construction zone that injures or kills a road worker. 

What can you do to prevent hospital mistakes?

Doctors and nurses are human, and human beings sometimes make mistakes. If a health care professional in Louisiana makes an error pertaining to your care, it could lead to life-threatening complications. You can help to prevent this by asking questions and taking an active role in your own treatment. 

Did your crash result in a knee injury?

As a Louisiana resident who has recently been involved in a crash, you understand just how devastating the resulting injuries can be. However, there are some injuries that may be deceptively low-key at first while actually being quite harmful. Knee injuries can fall under that category. We at MGM Injury Attorneys will discuss the potential impact of a knee injury on your overall well-being.

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