Drivers of large commercial vehicles are legally held to a higher standard of safety because of the size of their vehicles and payloads. Failure to exercise due caution with a semi truck or 18-wheeler can lead to catastrophic consequences, and that was the case recently in Tupelo.
It has been estimated that about a million medication errors happen each year in the United States. Maybe not all of these errors have catastrophic effects, but many of them do. Medication errors annually contribute to about 7,000 deaths, yet hospitals are remarkably slow to adopt new methods to protect patient health.