Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • Bacteria-Contaminated Scopes Put Patients At Risk

    || 26-Jan-2015

    Scopes used to treat various digestive system disorders can transmit harmful bacteria like CRE, but many doctors are in the dark as to how to mitigate the problem. In 2012, reports from hospitals in Seattle and other major cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago revealed that patients were getting sick and some were dying after contracting a harmful, antibiotic resistant bacteria called CRE. The source ...
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  • Hospitals Experiment with Alternatives to Litigation in Malpractice Cases

    || 23-Jan-2015

    Hospitals are beginning to experiment with alternative resolutions to malpractice claims, which could lead to more favorable results to patients in less time. Medical malpractice litigation is notoriously long and labor-intensive, primarily because it is so contentious, but a recently enacted state law aims to solve that. Massachusetts recently signed a bill into law that they hope will be ...
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  • 100 People Involved in Baker City Pileup

    || 19-Jan-2015

    A pileup involving more than 20 vehicles, many of them big rigs, Saturday on Interstate 84 left at least a dozen people injured. The crash happened just before five in the morning, according to state transportation officials. Although roughly 100 people were involved in the pileup, everyone made it out alive and only about a dozen were injured. Injuries ranged from minor to critical. Most of the ...
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  • Complete Breakdown of Oregon's Auto Accident Statistics

    || 14-Jan-2015

    Most recent statistics indicate that there are nearly 150,000 car accidents in Oregon and Washington every year. By far, Multnomah County comprises the bulk of the accidents in Oregon with approximately 13,000 annually. Thousands of these accidents were the result of negligent, reckless, and careless driving. Below is a breakdown of Oregon's crash statistics by cause, location, and other ...
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