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April 2013 Archives

Distracted driving, car accidents from technology can be reduced

There are two types of technology in cars: tech that distracts us while driving, and tech that helps us drive more effectively and safely. These two distinctions are important to make when considering a new vehicle. Many of the vehicles of the future, and some that are already on the market, will be equipped with high tech devices, from GPS to sensors that detect when a person might hit something.

The painful truth: hospitals profit from medical malpractice

According to a new study, patients that have complications after their surgeries or hospital stays can result in higher revenue for a hospital than patients who have no complications. The study looked at how much money insurers are charged for patients who go home and don't have to return to the hospital for treatment of complications compared to patients that do have to return. Researchers found that insurance companies were charged an average of $30,500 more for patients who returned with complications.

Shrapnel from airbags could cause wrongful death, injuries

Most cars on the road have airbags. These are devices that were meant to help protect people in the event of an accident. One airbag manufacturer, Takata Corp., has made millions of airbags for car manufacturers around the world. Recently, faulty airbags have been reported in many different makes and models of cars with airbags from this manufacturer. The reports indicate that some of these airbags could explode, sending metal shrapnel into the car, driver and passengers.

Fatal accident in Louisiana could be wrongful death

When someone loses a loved one in a tragic and unexpected way, such as a fatal car or truck accident, they might be left with many questions. Why did the accident happen? Who is to blame? Could anything more have been done? These questions might be difficult to answer, but it is important for a family to understand the answers to these questions.

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