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What is the frequency rate of misdiagnosis incidents?

A misdiagnosis is a serious issue that delays treatment of a health problem, while possibly causing doctors to "treat" a condition that does not exist. This incorrect treatment, or a simple lack of treatment, can prove devastating for a patient. For instance, a misdiagnosis of skin cancer as a simple rash can allow a very treatable type of cancer to spread to other parts of the body, making treatment far harder and perhaps impossible.

Members of the military face additional consequences for a DUI

Police officers and prosecutors in Georgia are not shy about enforcing the state’s DUI laws. In fact, in 2019, there were nearly 20,000 DUI convictions in the Peach State. Accordingly, if you drive with a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08%, you have some chance of a DUI arrest and prosecution.

3 types of wrong-site surgery

Imagine that you go in for surgery on your left knee. You have been having problems with it for some time and you can often barely walk. You're excited to get it fixed. Everything seems fine before the surgery, and they put you under to do the procedure. Then you wake up, and you're horrified to discover that they operated on your right knee.

Do you go to jail for marijuana?

All over the country, states have been loosening marijuana restrictions. Many let people use medical marijuana. Some have started allowing recreational use, following some of the same basic principles as alcohol sales -- age limits, no driving under the influence, etc. Still others technically do not allow marijuana use but have decriminalized it by making it similar to a traffic ticket.

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