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Blog Posts in January, 2013

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  • Are Hospitals Downplaying the Risks of Heart Valve Replacement?
    Are Hospitals Downplaying the Risks of Heart Valve Replacement?

    A new study suggests that hospitals are touting the benefits of a common heart valve replacement procedure without fully explaining the risks. The findings should remind patients that hospital ...

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  • Could In-Vehicle Technology Help Prevent Pedestrian Accidents?
    Could In-Vehicle Technology Help Prevent Pedestrian Accidents?

    While overall road safety is improving, pedestrian accidents continue to rise in the United States. In 2011, pedestrian deaths represented 14 percent of total traffic fatalities. Using these ...

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  • New Laws For 2013 Aim to Keep Drivers Safer on the Road
    New Laws For 2013 Aim to Keep Drivers Safer on the Road

    In California, several new laws took effect on January 1 that will help keep San Diego drivers safer on the road. The laws address a number of important issues from child safety seats to driving under ...

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  • Is Poor Communication to Blame for Hospital Medication Errors?
    Is Poor Communication to Blame for Hospital Medication Errors?

    During hospitalization, existing medications are often terminated and new drugs are administered. As a result, the risk for a medication error is heightened. As San Diego medical malpractice lawyers , ...

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  • Could Lack of Respect Lead to Medical Errors?
    Could Lack of Respect Lead to Medical Errors?

    A recent study suggests that respectful treatment by healthcare providers is directly correlated with patient safety. It found that when doctors and nurses view you as person, not just the stroke, ...

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