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September 2016 Archives

Class I recall issued for diabetes monitoring devices

A leading manufacturer of glucose monitoring devices has issued a Class I recall of two of its devices. Dexcom is recalling its G4 Platinum and G5 Mobile Continuous Monitoring Systems (CGM) due to a potentially deadly defect with their alarms.

Many surgeons are reluctant to apologize after a mistake

If you are ever the victim of a surgical mistake, it would seem that honesty about what happened would be the least of what you are owed. Sadly, many surgeons are more worried about their reputation and legal liability than they are about being honest with their patients and admitting they made a mistake.

Will driverless cars eliminate human error and replace it with mechanical error?

Just a few miles outside of San Francisco sit the headquarters of some of the technology industry giants who are in hot pursuit of taking the lead in the driverless car market. Tesla, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Intel are all among the tech firms joining with auto industry icons such as Ford, GM, Honda and Volkswagen in various alliances to be first to market with autonomous automobiles that can drive themselves.

Veteran CalTrans worker struck, killed by tractor-trailer

Jorge Lopez was a 57-year-old Caltrans veteran who worked "each day to make our California roads safer," Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement. The governor extended his sympathies to Lopez's wife, Leticia, and their three children after the electrician was struck by an 18-wheeler on State Route 14 yesterday. He is the 185th Caltrans employee to lose his life in the line of duty, according to the Governor's office