Teen driving continues to be the number one cause of death of teens. Are graduated licenses and distracted driving laws cutting down on teen accidents and deaths? The latest detailed data is from 2014. Teens accounted for 7% of deaths caused by car accidents, and 9% of all serious injuries. Any injury that prevents the victim from performing their day to day activities are considered serious injuries. These include things like severe cuts, concussions, internal injuries, and broken bones.
Motorcycles represent only three percent of U.S. vehicle registrations, but motorcycle fatalities make up more than 16 percent of all vehicle fatalities in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries or death.
Car accidents are scary and dangerous for everyone involved, but especially for a young child. Young children have a much greater risk of injury in an accident. Car seats are supposed to keep them safer in an accident, but what happens when this safety feature actually makes things more dangerous? In the case of 4 million defective Graco car seats, yes it can. read more
The medical industry is continuously developing new pharmaceutical drugs, treatment therapies, patient safety protocols and surgical procedures that improve patient outcomes for people in Illinois and elsewhere. In recent years, robotic surgery has picked up in popularity due to its non-invasive methods. Manufacturers have marketed the benefits of robotic surgery as including shorter recovery time, less time in the hospital, less bleeding and a short incision, reducing scarring.