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More vehicles with defective auto part subjected to recall

People in Illinois are undoubtedly aware of the ongoing recalls that have been implemented with vehicles that have airbags manufactured by Takata in them. With a defective auto part, there are several levels of danger and a sense of betrayal given how people trust car manufacturers with their safety and the safety of their families. As the recalls continue, more and more people have to be vigilant of the possibility that injuries and fatalities that were the result of an accident came about because of the defective airbags.

Medical mistakes cost thousands of lives annually, study says

We have all heard stories in the Illinois news media about otherwise preventable medical mistakes that worsened the patient's condition causing them undue pain and suffering or even costing them their lives. In fact, a new study reported that medical mistakes in health care facilities and hospitals result in 251,000 deaths annually, making it the third highest cause of fatalities in the nation. To break this down, this calculation amounts to about 700 fatalities daily -- that is, 9.5 of all fatalities each year.

When can hospitals be held responsible for medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice incidents seem to make the news in Illinois more and more frequently these days, and with good reason. Negligence on the part of health care professionals is inexcusable - when a person is sick or injured and is seeking aid to ease their suffering and regain their health, they expect to be treated competently. Unfortunately, acts of medical malpractice do occur, so it is important to know who could be held responsible.

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