Disability insurance is often described as an underappreciated form of insurance because many Americans choose not to take advantage of it, despite the important protection it offers. Long term disability, of course, provides significant income replacement for those who are unable to work because of injury or illness.
A Mississippi shooting range is reportedly going to be appealing a wrongful death judgment issued by the Mississippi Supreme Court which found that a trial court’s dismissal of the suit was improper. That suit was brought by the family of a Navy SEAL who died in a training exercise back in 2008. The fatality occurred when a bullet fired during training hit him in the chest.
Medical errors can occur in a variety of ways, from wrong-site surgery to birth injury, but one of the more common types of medical error is related to the prescription and administration of medication. Medication errors, like medical errors in general, can occur for various reasons, but many of these causes can be eliminated with a trained pharmacist around. This, at least, is the experience at a Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
Mental illness is a reality many Americans struggle with, and which we struggle with as a society in various ways. The number of Americans who live with mental illness of some sort is not negligible, either. According to a recent report by the National Institute of Mental Health, around 26.2 percent of adults age 18 or older suffer from a diagnosable mental illness every year. That same study found that the incidence of serious mental illness is considerably smaller, about 6 percent of the population.