According to a recent international study, patients are most apt to pursue legal action against their physician because of a delay or failure to diagnose a serious disease. The study data examined medical malpractice claims brought against primary care doctors in the United States, Australia, France and Canada. The results of the study are published in the journal BMJ Open.
In the spring of 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members Pam Lampitt and Benjie Wimberly. The bill would require fences for large dog breeds to be at least eight feet tall, and sets forth stricter rules for the leashing of larger dogs. The idea is not to discriminate against larger dogs, but to be realistic about the greater threat they have historically posed to public safety.