Iowa residents should know that, according to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2018 is the second year in a row to see a decline in roadway fatalities. In 2017, 37,133 people died in motor vehicle crashes, a 2% drop from the previous year. In 2018, the number was 36,750: about a 1% dip from 2017.
Although adults can be bitten by dogs, children tend to be bitten more often than adults are. To make things worse, the injuries children receive from dog bites are often more severe than the injuries adults sustain.
Iowa residents are probably aware that filing a medical malpractice claim is not easy. There are requirements to be met, and there is almost always strong opposition from the other side. Before a case even gets to that stage, plaintiffs may find trouble proving causation.
As of New Year's Day, Iowa joined many other U.S. states in enacting a parity law for telemedicine. Your private health insurer must now cover telehealth (services delivered via the internet) to the same extent as in-person care.