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After deadly crash, officials say school buses need seat belts

Earlier in May, a school bus full of children on a field trip crashed into a dump truck in New Jersey. A teacher passed away in the accident, along with one student, and many others suffered injuries. The bus was ripped completely off of its frame by the impact, and it wound up lying on its side.

The operating room is full of distractions

The last thing you wan, during surgery is for your surgeon to get distracted. As with driving, distraction leads to avoidable errors and accidents. You need that surgeon to be completely focused on the task at hand, whether it's minor surgery or something major, like the removal of a brain tumor.

Why the elderly must have help with medications

The doctor prescribes a medication for an elderly patient. That person's prescription gets filled and delivered. That's a great start, but the reality is that so many mistakes happen at the next stage in the process that medical experts usually assume that around 50 percent of these patients will not end up taking the medicine as it was prescribed.

3 potential reasons for birth injuries

Every birth injury case is unique, and the reasons for these injuries may vary greatly. Even so, there are a few overarching themes that are found in many cases, and it is important for parents to know why these injuries happen. It can be a very traumatic time, since having a new baby is already chaotic, and parents may need time to really sit back, consider the event and think through all of their options.

4 of the deadliest workplace incidents in American history

Workplace accidents happen every day. Many are relatively minor, as workers suffer broken bones and similar injuries. Other accidents are fatal, taking lives one or two at a time. These accidents often do not make major headlines, but the sheer amount lead to a staggering amount of fatalities -- 5,190 in 2016, according to reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That's over 14 fatal workplace accidents every single day.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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