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Study finds plaintiffs lose more cases against physicians

We all hear of medical malpractice lawsuits in the news, but have you ever wondered how many of these cases actually favor the plaintiff? A recent study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital found that 79.6 percent of medical malpractice cases that go to a jury verdict favor the physician and not the plaintiff. And, only 4.5 percent of claims filed ever make it to a jury.

Study supports that texting and driving causes car accidents

We've been hearing in the news about all of the things that can be distractions when we are driving. With the advanced technologies available to us, we can easily be distracted by our cellphone, GPS, stereo as well as passengers in our car. A recent study released this week suggests that the anticipation of receiving a text or call is distracting enough to cause a car accident for teen drivers.

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