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August 2012 Archives

Insurer faces outcry over handling of Baltimore car accident case

A major insurance company is facing a public outcry over its handling of a claim arising out of the death of one of its policyholders. The case arose out of an auto accident in Baltimore that killed a woman who was insured by the company. The woman's family believed the other driver was at fault. The other driver's liability insurer paid the family $25,000, which represented the limits of its coverage.

Young man's story highlights the dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving causes injuries and death every day in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 people die each day in accidents in the United States as a result of distracted driving.

Few children are properly restrained in the car

Close to 180,000 children are injured in car accidents every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly, car accidents are the leading cause of death for children over the age of 3.

Could electronic medical records prevent future mistakes?

A recently released report by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that many hospitals are failing to report errors that caused harm to patients. Often, these errors are not recorded because hospital staff members are unaware of the parameters for reporting errors. When hospitals fail to report errors that caused harm to patients, they miss the chance to learn from their past mistakes.

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