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How can heuristics lead to diagnostic errors?

Like many in Clinton, you may wonder how it is that your doctor is able to come up with a definitive diagnosis based off what may seem (to you) to be relatively little information. The answer may both surprise and alarm you. While the unique education and experience that each physician acquires during the course of their career no doubt influences their practice, a good portion of their decision making is driven by heuristics. 

What duty of care do you owe to visitors?

As a homeowner in Clinton, you invite people onto your property all the time. You might also own other private or commercial property on to which people may venture. It is assumed that you have a responsibility to take of those that come on to your property, yet what exactly are those responsibilities, and to whom do you actually owe them? 

Respondeat superior in truck accident cases

The large semi-trucks and tractor-trailers one sees driving in and around Clinton often cast a menacing shadow, as their potential for causing devastation in a collision with another vehicle can plainly be seen. The expenses that can arise from a truck accident can be enormous; sadly, according to information shared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 116,000 accident victims in 2017 had to learn this the hard way. When assigning liability for a truck accident, many often wonder if liability lies only with the truck driver who caused the accident, or if it can also be extended to the truck company that employs them. 

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