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August 2016 Archives

Doctors accused of sexual abuse often avoid the justice system

When doctors sexually abuse patients, not only may they be breaking the law, but they are violating the all-important doctor-patient relationship. However, many doctors accused of sexual misconduct have been able to avoid not only the legal system, but professional sanctions.

Schools are legally responsible for students' safety

As parents throughout Mississippi send their kids back to school, they worry about their safety. Schools are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of their students. However, sometimes, they don't live up to that responsibility. If a child is harmed or worse, it may be possible to hold school administrators, teachers, other employees and the school district itself liable.

How can electronic health records cause medical errors?

Those of us who are old enough to remember when doctors kept our records in file folders, clipboards with our information hung at the foot of our hospital beds and physicians scrawled barely-legible prescriptions on pieces of paper may still be getting used to our medical records being accessed via laptops and tablets. Electronic health records have improved patient documentation and reduced the problems caused by misread handwriting. However, EHRs also come with their own set of problems that can result in medical errors -- sometimes serious ones.

Mississippi ranked as having the 2nd worst drivers in the U.S.

No matter where people live in this country, it can sometimes feel as though the worst drivers are in your area. However, there is empirical evidence that drivers in some states are worse than others. A recent study by SmartAsset, a personal finance company, lists the 25 states with the worst drivers, ranked beginning with the worst.

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