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Overworked Doctors & Nurses Cause Serious Medical Mistakes

  Key Points of This Article An October 2019 report shows about one-third to one-half of nurses and doctors in the US are suffering from record-breaking burnout. Medical worker burnout is a top contributor to medical errors due to a stressed physical, mental, and emotional state caused by chronic overwork. Patient satisfaction, patient outcomes, patient [...]

Minimize Your Seasonal Car Accident Risk

Key Points of This Article Highway Loss Data Institute reports show that Kentucky is one of the top five states with the highest November accident claim frequencies related to collisions with deer. When a driver hits a deer, their vehicle can quickly lose control and hit a tree, or worse, swerve into oncoming traffic and [...]

By |2019-11-07T18:39:13+00:00November 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

A Family Guide To Safe Trick-Or-Treating

Key Points of This Article October ranks No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, and children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In popular trick-or-treating neighborhoods, pedestrians may forget the streets are not closed and tend to cross instead [...]

By |2019-11-07T18:38:55+00:00October 29th, 2019|Safety|0 Comments

Sleepy Drivers: As Dangerous As Drunk Drivers

Key Points of This Article American drivers are getting behind the wheel while feeling tired or fatigued too often. The NHTSA reports 4,111 fatalities in motor vehicle crashes involving drowsy driving between 2013 and 2017. Exhausted truck drivers pose an extreme risk to motorists on the road due to their demanding drive schedules and general disregard [...]

By |2019-10-16T19:09:29+00:00October 16th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Drinking and Driving|0 Comments

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  Key Points from This Article 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and an estimated 41,760 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. in 2019. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, and many women are unable to work at all due to treatment. Social [...]

By |2019-10-14T18:09:40+00:00October 14th, 2019|Disability, Medical Issues|0 Comments

7 Common Workers’ Compensation Questions

What You’ll Learn From Reading This Article In 2017, there were more than 30,000 lost-time workplace injury reports filed in Kentucky, many caused by falls or slips, lifting and strains. Nursing and residential care facility employees, and those working in correctional institutions, transportation and trade, natural resources and mining carry the highest workplace injury and [...]

High School Football Players At Risk Of Serious Brain Injuries

Key Points Individuals who have had one concussion are more likely to have repeated head injuries that may be mild or severe and result in long-term degenerative brain diseases such as CTE. Researchers believe that repetitive head trauma is likely the cause of CTE in football players and injuries have been documented to start in child [...]

By |2019-10-03T11:52:23+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Brain Injury, Medical Issues|0 Comments

Keep Your Kids Safe From Car Accident Injuries

Synopsis The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that every 30 seconds, one child under the age of 13 will be involved in a crash. In 2017, over one-third of adolescent children killed in passenger vehicles were not restrained in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts. Injuries and deaths related [...]

Most Dangerous Intersections in Owensboro and Kentucky

Synopsis Of the 3,537 roadway fatalities in Kentucky from 2010 through 2014, 450 resulted from collisions at roadway intersections. The most dangerous intersection in Kentucky is in Louisville at 2nd Street and Broadway. As part of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has identified several unsafe intersections across the region, [...]

What You Should Know About School Zone Driving and Crashes

Synopsis Distracted drivers remain a leading cause behind school year car, bus, and truck accidents and texting while driving has become a significant contributor to distracted driving accidents for drivers of all ages in school zones. No form of mobile phone use is safe while driving but carrying on social conversations through the use of texting, social [...]