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June 2017 Archives

Failure to diagnose illness causes catastrophic results

A failure to diagnose an illness or disease can be a major issue in medical malpractice cases in Oklahoma and across the country. In a Missouri case decided earlier in 2017, a clinic was ordered to provide nearly $29 million in compensation after its practitioners failed to diagnose a patient's Wilson's disease.

Oklahoma a hot spot for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Transmitted by tick bites, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a disease that is difficult to diagnose and is potentially fatal. The bacterium Rickettsia rickettsia causes the disease in humans bitten by ticks carrying the infection. Infections emerge throughout North and South America, and cases are especially prevalent in Oklahoma and neighboring states. Three species of ticks, the American Dog tick, the Rocky Mountain Wood tick and the Brown Dog tick, carry the bacterium.

New truck driver training starting in 2020

For truck drivers in Oklahoma and around the country who receive their commercial driver's licenses on or after Feb. 7, 2020, a new training rule will be in place. The rule took effect on June 5, but it allows almost three years before compliance is necessary. It was delayed for five months by an ordered regulatory review from the Trump administration.

Seat belt use a key factor in fatal accidents involving children

Motorists on Oklahoma roads are required to ensure that all of their child passengers are securely restrained by safety belts, harnesses or child seats, but figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that law enforcement may not be doing enough to enforce this. Data from the agency's Fatality Analysis Reporting System was used by researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Harvard University to study fatal accidents involving children under the age of 15, and they found that strict seat belt laws and rigorous enforcement efforts play a crucial role in reducing child mortality rates.

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