May 2015

3 factors that play a role in fatal car accidents

Fatal car accidents are a common occurrence in Illinois, and the numbers are continually rising each year. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 895 fatal collisions occurred in 2013, claiming the lives of 991 people. In 2012, 37 fewer people died in these accidents. In 2012, … [...]

Medical societies should release injury/disability rates of surgeons

According to a recent study found in the Journal of Patient Safety, between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die each year in U.S. hospitals due to preventable medical errors. The Wall Street Journal reports that between 46 and 65 percent of these errors are related to surgery. Unfortunately, it is … [...]