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February 2018 Archives

Reprecussions of mesothelioma immunotherapy

Georgia residents who opt for immunotherapy in lieu of chemotherapy to treat their mesothelioma may find that it has severe side effects. The side effects associated with the treatment are often misdiagnosed, which can result in patients not obtaining immediate relief.

FMCSA petitioned to revise hours of service rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service regulations were last revised in 2013, and the safety agency is currently evaluating how making them more flexible would impact road safety. However, it could take years for any proposed changes to overcome bureaucratic hurdles, which groups including the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association say is too long. OOIDA believes that the current rules encourage drowsy driving and make the roads in Georgia and across the country more dangerous.

Autonomous vehicle technology is already saving lives

Companies like Google and Volvo have predicted that self-driving cars will make the roads in Georgia and elsewhere around the country far safer. Several auto manufacturers have vowed to introduce a fully autonomous vehicle within five years, but the technology that will take human beings out of the driving equation is already preventing accidents and saving lives. Even modestly priced family sedans are beginning to feature sophisticated systems that monitor road conditions and take action in emergency situations, and this kind of safety equipment is likely to become more and more common as the age of autonomous vehicles draws closer.

Women can suffer from sexism in heart treatment

Women in Georgia may have particular reason to be concerned about the threat of heart disease. While it is already known that one out of every three women's deaths each year in the United States can be attributed to cardiovascular disease, women do not always receive the same kind of care for heart disease that men do. In the year following a heart attack, women are much more likely to die than men. However, this does not indicate decreased resilience or stronger effects on women's hearts but, most frequently, a difference in medical care.

Holding the right people accountable after a slip-and-fall

Slip-and-fall accidents may seem minor, but they can leave a person with serious injuries and lingering complications. Georgia victims of these types of accidents can suffer through no fault of their own, but through factors beyond their control. Georgia readers know that if they suffer because of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, they could have grounds to seek financial compensation.