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June 2018 Archives

The hidden dangers of pool drains

This time of year, parents pay extra attention to pool safety. They make sure that their young kids know how to swim and stay safe in the pool. One danger that too many parents don't consider involves pool drains. Getting sucked onto and into drains and trapped underwater are genuine dangers. Since the 1980s, at least 36 deaths have been linked to suction entrapment.

Study: Dehydration can be as dangerous as driving drunk

When you're sharing the road with a commercial truck, you hope that the driver isn't under the influence of drugs or alcohol or exhausted from driving for more hours than he or she is allowed. You should also be hoping that the driver isn't dehydrated.

Casinos create a risk for pedestrian accidents

As someone who enjoys going to the casino, you may be familiar with the risks for pedestrians. You have to cross busy streets, enter parking lots and are exposed to traffic. While this, in and of itself, isn't a bad thing, it can be bad if if drivers aren't aware of the pedestrians' presence. Along with this, the potential for accidents between drunk drivers and pedestrians increases at casinos where alcohol is served freely.

Mississippi strawberry farmer killed in crash with logging truck

A Mississippi farmer is dead after a logging truck collided with his pickup truck. The driver of the logging truck was hospitalized for his injuries. The crash occurred the morning of June 7. The man who died was delivering strawberries from his family farm. News video of the aftermath of the crash shows the crumpled remains of the pickup truck.

When can you sue a mental health professional for malpractice?

The very nature of psychiatric treatment can make it difficult to determine — let alone prove — that a doctor is guilty of malpractice. Not all patients have positive outcomes from therapy, for a multitude of reasons. Some therapists just aren't very good. It's important to differentiate between malpractice and poor or inadequate treatment.

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