Blog Posts in 2014

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  • How Important Is Informed Consent?
    How Important Is Informed Consent?

    When a doctor proposes a treatment or procedure for a patient, it is because the procedure will most likely improve or benefit the patient’s health in some way. Along with the desired benefits, ...

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  • Diagnostic Errors and Malpractice
    Diagnostic Errors and Malpractice

    A diagnostic error occurs when a doctor fails to accurately diagnose a condition or diagnosis a condition too late for effective treatment. Since both circumstances can occur when treating patients, ...

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  • Holiday Safety on the Road
    Holiday Safety on the Road

    As exciting as the holiday season is for many people, it is also a dangerous time for long-distance travel. Winter weather and crowded roadways contribute additional risks to everyday travel. In fact, ...

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  • Driver Fatigue and Motor Vehicle Accidents
    Driver Fatigue and Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Fatigue may cause drivers to be inattentive or fall asleep while driving, which can result in serious motor accidents. According to the 2005 Sleep in America Poll, over half of all adults admitted to ...

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  • The Dangers of Truck Drivers and DUIs
    The Dangers of Truck Drivers and DUIs

    An estimated 500,000 truck collisions occur across the nation annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and about 10% of these accidents end in death. The accidents ...

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  • Indiana Medical Malpractice Claims
    Indiana Medical Malpractice Claims

    In 1975, Indiana passed legislation pertaining to medical malpractice reform. Malpractice insurance is not required by law, but if doctors want the benefits of Indiana’s capped liability, they must be ...

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