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Misdiagnosis vs. missed diagnosis: What's the difference?

When an issue arises with your health, you may not always have the ability to determine what the problem could be. In some cases, you may have severe and concerning symptoms, and in other situations, you may simply feel off. In either case, you likely go to a medical professional in hopes of having your concerns heard and to receive a diagnosis.

While having trust in doctors and other medical professionals is important, it is also important to understand that these professionals do not always have all the answers and do not always provide the right answers. As a result, you could suffer from a serious medical condition, only to have your doctor brush off your concerns as a minor issue.

Trucking accidents: Moment of distraction leads to rear-end crash

Reaching for an object in the passenger seat while driving can be hazardous, as it forces drivers to take their hands off the wheel and eyes off the road, even if only for a second. This moment of distraction increases the risk a collision will occur, and trucking accidents involving similar circumstances can have disastrous results. One man was injured after his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer during a recent collision in Tennessee.

According to reports, the incident occurred on a recent Tuesday evening as both vehicles were traveling south on a local highway. While traveling behind another vehicle, police advised that the driver of a tractor-trailer reached over to grab a hands-free headset to answer a phone call. While attempting to answer the call, his truck suddenly collided with back of the other vehicle.

Risk of defective medical devices being approved too quickly

There are a multitude of patients in Tennessee and elsewhere who have suffered serious harm at the hands of a drug or medical device. Defective medical devices or drugs can place the health of a patient at risk and open him or her up to a variety of potentially catastrophic consequences. While the process of approval for medications is lengthy and stringent, the same cannot be said for medical devices.

In some cases, it could take as long as 10 years for the Food and Drug Administration to approve the sale of a prescription medication. Such a lengthy process may allow ample time to test a product and correct any flaws. While there may be some who argue that this time frame is too long, ensuring a drug is safe to use could be essential to protecting the health of patients.

Man arrested after car accident that kills 1, injures 1

All drivers have a duty to remain aware and alert at all times while out on the open road. Those who fail to take the necessary precautions endanger themselves and may also place the safety of others at risk, as motor vehicle collisions can have disastrous results. A 22-year-old man has died and another person was injured in a recent car accident that took place in Tennessee.

According to reports, the incident occurred at around 6:40 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Police advised that the driver of a northbound truck suddenly veered across the median and struck a nearby car. This prompted a chain-reaction crash that left two individuals with serious injuries, both of whom were rushed to a hospital for medical care. Unfortunately, one of them was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

3 rushed to hospital following recent car accident in Tennessee

Being involved in a collision can be a traumatic experience. Those who suffer major injuries in such an incident may encounter a variety of hardships, some of which could have a substantial impact on their lives. Two individuals suffered major injuries in a recent car accident that claimed the life of a 46-year-old man in Tennessee.

Authorities say the incident took place just after 10 a.m. on a recent Monday. For reasons unknown, the driver of a car suddenly crossed into the path of oncoming traffic while attempting to make a left turn. The car proceeded to collide with two other vehicles soon thereafter.

Car accidents: 1 airlifted to hospital after recent crash

A woman reportedly suffered severe injuries in a recent collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Tennessee. Car accidents involving drunk drivers can be highly dangerous, and spotting such negligence in time to react can be nearly impossible at times. Those who suffer serious or permanent damage due to the actions of an impaired driver may be entitled to pursue restitution, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance in the process.

Authorities advised the accident took place at around 5:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations suggest that the driver of a northbound car crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck a nearby vehicle head-on. The driver of the second vehicle reportedly suffered serious injuries in the crash, and she was airlifted to a hospital for medical treatment shortly thereafter.

Sharing the road with distracted drivers during the holidays

The holidays are a busy time of year. In November and December, there is a sharp increase in the number of drivers who are on the roads for various reasons, including traveling to see family, going to parties, shopping trips and much more. When the number of vehicles on the road increases, it will naturally increase the number of accidents as well.

Another factor that could lead to an increase in the number of accidents this time of year is distracted driving. Simply put, more drivers means more distraction. Additionally, there are various factors unique to the season that could make already distracted drivers even more unfocused. This may be a sobering thought to you and other Tennessee motorists who simply want to arrive at their destination safely.

Car accident proves deadly after driver runs stop sign

Traffic lights and stop signs are placed at intersections to assist with controlling the flow of traffic and helping to keep drivers safe. Failing to adhere to a stop sign can be hazardous and may increase the odds that a potentially dangerous car accident will occur. A recent two-vehicle crash involving similar circumstances has reportedly claimed the life of an 18-year-old woman in Tennessee.

The incident is said to have taken place just before 11 p.m. on a recent Friday when a driver reportedly failed to come to a halt at a stop sign. Upon entering the intersection, his vehicle pulled directly into the path of a nearby car, subsequently causing a collision. The impact of the crash reportedly caused a passenger in the other car to be ejected from the vehicle, and she was pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.

Brother of NFL player dies in hit-and-run car accident

Leaving the scene of an accident is not only unlawful, but it can also be unconscionable at times. The victim of a hit-and-run car accident may be left alone without medical care for extended periods, and the results of a delay in treatment can be disastrous. The brother of a Philadelphia Eagles player has died following a recent crash involving similar circumstances in Tennessee.

Authorities have advised that the incident took place at around 3:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday when a driver lost control of his van and crossed into oncoming lanes. The van proceeded to strike a nearby car head-on at an intersection shortly thereafter. The driver of the car died at the scene of the crash, and authorities assert that the man who caused the accident attempted to walk away from the scene on foot.

Defective medical device: FDA vows to change methods of approval

There are a multitude of individuals in Tennessee and elsewhere who have medical devices implanted in their bodies to assist with everyday treatment and care. Many consider the testing procedures that govern these products to be lacking, especially since a defective medical device can pose a significant threat to a person's health. However, recent reports indicate that The Food and Drug Administration plans to revise the procedures involved with approving medical devices.

According to reports, the FDA has released a statement advising that it is planning a major overhaul to medical device testing procedures. It claims these changes will be directed at ensuring all new devices are in compliance with safety regulations. While companies were previously allowed to release products that were similar in design to existing models, these products would have to undergo clinical tests before being approved for use.

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