The results of a new study show that as many as 75 percent of all breast cancer biopsies are misread by pathologists in Wisconsin and across the United States. The study was published by the American Medical Association on March 17.
When an individual goes to see his or her doctor, that person is expecting that the doctor will be able to help. While doctors do know a lot about the human body, they may not know everything in regards to medicine. For instance, many doctors do not know how they affect the financial aspect of a patient's care. In a survey, only 36 percent of doctors said that they believe that they have a major role in controlling patient costs.
The Marathon County Sheriff's Department reported that a drunk driver struck and seriously injured a 39-year-old man on Nov. 7. The accident happened on Highway K around 6 p.m.
A traumatic brain injury may result from a variety of causes. The aftermath of brain trauma may include permanent disability or a prolonged coma. The medical expenses, therapy, rehabilitation and long-term care needed to care for a person with brain damage can be considerable. These traumas are a major cause of death and disability in Wisconsin and across the U.S., contributing to nearly 30 percent of deaths caused by injuries.
Appleton drivers of Honda Motor Company minivans should be aware that the car maker announced plans to recall some 344,000 of its Odyssey models. The recall was over concerns about a software problem that made the vehicle's brakes unexpectedly engage, which could cause auto accidents. The glitch could make it possible for the system known as the Vehicle Stability Assist to apply the brakes on its own under certain conditions. No crashes due to the bug had been reported.
People in Wisconsin might be curious to hear about how many people died because of medical mistakes in United States hospitals each year. However, pinpointing the number of deaths caused by medical errors is difficult. It seems that each time new research regarding the issue is released the numbers get worse.
Two women were traveling east on State Highway 16 in a black Nissan when their car left the road and crossed over the median of the highway where they ran into an oncoming vehicle. The accident occurred in Waukesha County on Sept. 9. Both the women in the Nissan died as a result of the crash.
Visitors of Wisconsin amusement parks often spend days, weeks, and sometimes, hours planning their trip. However, they rarely prepare for catastrophic situations, such as injuries or even wrongful death. An investigation is underway following a deadly accident that occurred July 19 at a Six Flags amusement park located in Texas.