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Like a fumble in football when the quarterback fails to get the ball squarely in his running back’s hands, fumbles occur also in the medical setting, and when they do, the results are often equally game-changing. Hand off errors are responsible or were a major contributing factor in approximately 80% of all serious medical errors… read more
On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 11 people were injured at a Marshall County chemical plant. According to the chemical plant’s owner, Axiall, Tuesday’s incident occurred around 7 in the morning in the facility’s power plant and involved steam from its coal fired boiler. News reports indicated that the 11 contract workers were treated at four… read more
Every year, my wife and I love to watch the movie Christmas Vacation during the holiday season. One of my favorite scenes from the movie is when Clark, with all of his family surrounding him, tries to grandly present the neighborhood with his outside light display. Although he has lots of trouble, he eventually gets… read more
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to C.R. Bard, Inc for violations of federal law relating to the safety of its Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter product. These violations concern safety of certain filters that were implanted in people as retrievable filters who had a temporary need to prevent a blood… read more
According to preliminary numbers released by the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries from the U.S. Department of Labor, 2014 workplace fatalities increased to the highest levels since 2008. According to the reported data, a total of 4,679 workplace fatalities occurred in 2014, up 2 % from 2013’s total of 4,585. The data indicates that the… read more