Most of the distracted driving accidents that took place in New Jersey and around the country during the last five years were caused by motorists who were daydreaming, according to a study released on April 3 by Erie Insurance. The Pennsylvania-based company says that the findings, which contradict the generally accepted view that the surge in distracted driving is being caused by cellphone use, are in line with the results of a similar study conducted five years ago.
It’s no secret that distracted driving has become an epidemic. Even though most people understand the risks of texting while driving, many unfortunately still do.
Patients in New Jersey going to the doctor or entering the hospital may be worried about misdiagnosis or the potential failure to diagnose a serious disease like cancer; this is especially true if their illness is currently undiagnosed. Incorrect diagnoses and other doctor errors can lead to serious consequences for patients as mistaken treatment can be applied, causing side effects. Then, the correct treatment may not be received, which of particular concern in the case of progressive diseases. Misdiagnosis can lead to worsened medical conditions and even fatalities if illnesses become untreatable.