Shoppers who brave the Black Friday crowds the day after Thanksgiving aren't the only ones who can suffer injuries while doing their holiday shopping or hunting for bargains. Thousands of people are injured in this country every year while shopping.
Many of us don't go anywhere without our smartphones. They're constantly pinging with incoming emails, texts and comments on our Facebook posts -- not to mention phone calls.
Many physicians who decide to practice emergency medicine do so because they like the idea that no one day will be like the next. While doctors who work in the emergency room may appreciate the adrenaline rush that comes with working there, they have to be prepared to diagnose patients who come in with a variety of conditions. It shouldn't come as a surprise that they tend to make many diagnostic errors.
Large trucks that keep our commerce system flowing throughout America also pose major threats to other drivers on the road. Accidents involving commercial trucks can result in thousands of dollars in property damage, medical bills, lost income and other expenses. After any truck accident, it is always wise for the victims to build a strong claim to recover these losses and compensate them for their suffering. This requires as much detailed evidence to support the claim as the victims can gather.
The dangers of going to and from school for children were made tragically apparent recently with four separate incidents involving children being struck by vehicles at or near their school bus stops. One of those accidents occurred here in Mississippi.
If you're dealing with a serious illness, you're likely spending more time than you'd like around doctors and other health care professionals in office settings and perhaps even in the hospital. The last thing you need is for a serious mistake to threaten your health or injure you. However, in a recent study, almost 25 percent of seriously ill people surveyed reported that they'd experienced a serious error.