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How Iowa residents may be able to prove driver negligence

Iowa residents who have been injured as a result of another driver's negligence should consider the legal definition of negligence before deciding whether they want to pursue the incident in court. Negligence has one meaning in casual conversation and an entirely different legal meaning. For example, in conversation, negligence might simply mean that the driver was at fault for the accident. However, in order to prove legal negligence, the court must decide that the accident was the direct cause of a personal injury or loss.

How improving time outs may prevent wrong-site surgery

Every week, there are anywhere between 40 and 60 wrong-site surgeries that are performed in Iowa and the rest of the U.S. The most frequent wrong-site surgeries are orthopedic, dental and spinal surgeries. Overall, the most common type of WSS is a laterality surgery, i.e. surgery on a right or left extremity or organ.

Would you drive a few more miles if it meant saving a life?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of realizing you’ve forgotten something at your last stop—just as you pass the highway exit that could take you swiftly back. Now you’re looking at another 10 to 20 miles round trip, maybe, to catch the next exit, and you might consider making an illegal U-turn to save some time. But are those 20 minutes worth risking your life?

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