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Dog bites often get infected

Getting bitten by a dog can be painful and traumatic. Even a minor bite could lead to disfigurement, depending on where it is located. You may need to get stitches, rabies shots, medication for infections and much more. These infections, notably, are one of the biggest risks that you face. They are very common with dog bites, and they can make it so that your condition gets dramatically worse following the bite. You may not even think that it is too detrimental to your health when it happens, but you could later find yourself needing extensive medical care that puts you in significant debt....

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A doctor did not get your informed consent. Is that malpractice?

A doctor must obtain your informed consent prior to conducting a medical procedure or administering treatment. The punishment for not doing so is very significant. In fact, according to Forbes, “Failure to obtain informed consent is unlawful—medical malpractice, specifically—and the doctor can be charged with negligence and battery.” Informed consent means that you have been made fully aware of the potential risks, side effects and possible outcomes of an operation, procedure or treatment. You can grant your approval for the doctor to go ahead. You also have the right to decline what the...

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What cancer misdiagnosis is such a major health care concern

No one wants to hear their doctor diagnose them with cancer. For some, cancer is a terminal diagnosis, meaning it will cost them their lives. For others, they can fight the cancer, but they will have to undergo surgery and invasive treatments like chemotherapy to achieve remission. However frightening a doctor diagnosing you with cancer might be, their failure to diagnose you is a much more serious concern. When a doctor ignores or downplays your symptoms, your cancer could progress before you secure the correct diagnosis. Some forms of cancers spread quickly When you go to your doctor to...

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Has your child been injured by an “attractive nuisance?”

Children can be drawn to all kinds of things – particularly when they’re out and about with lots of free time on their hands during the summer. They don’t always know what can be dangerous to them, and sometimes will go onto someone else’s property to further investigate something that looks fun or interesting.  That’s why states, including Ohio, have some version of an “attractive nuisance” doctrine. It allows both personal and commercial property owners to be held liable if a child is injured on something they have a responsibility to maintain – even if they’re trespassing. Ohio has an...

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Has your vision been damaged after a collision? 

All of our senses are precious, but many people value their sight more than anything else. Unfortunately, this is something that can easily be damaged during a road traffic collision.  How do visual injuries occur during a crash? Can you make a claim for compensation if your eyesight has been damaged when driving?  Lacerations Vehicles are generally made of some pretty hard components. Metal, plastic and glass surround the driver and passengers. During a collision, larger pieces of hard material can fragment and become airborne. If a small shard of glass, metal or plastic comes into contact...

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3 dangers of water parks

Summer is one of the biggest times of the year when thousands flock to water parks to cool off. There are plenty of activities at pools to entertain you and your loved ones. You might find yourself spending hours on the lazy river as your loved ones try out every winding water slide or diving board. Despite all the lifeguards and warning signs, it might be surprising to know that water parks aren’t as safe as advertised. You or a loved one could be injured or fatally hurt while enjoying a bit of sun and water. Here’s what you should know: Drowning is silent and deadly Many movies depict...

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The real cost of dog bite injuries

You may hear a news report about someone who was bitten or attacked by a dog from time to time. Unfortunately, these stories aren’t as newsworthy or prevalent as car accidents and other personal injuries, so you may not be familiar with how serious they can be.  However, each year, dog-related injuries result in costs of almost $900 million in the U.S. In Ohio alone, the value of dog-related claims was $30.4 million in 2020, making the state eighth when it comes to dog-bite insurance claims.  Potential injuries and consequences of dog-related incidents Dog bites are often much worse than...

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Rushed doctors can lead to serious mistakes

Does your doctor always seem rushed when you go into the office? Do you feel like they hurry in the door, still thinking about whatever they were doing prior to meeting with you, and then rush out as soon as they can to get on to the next appointment? It's not just in your head. The majority of patients –  three out of five –  believe that even their exams are rushed. Some reports claim that people may only get to talk for as little as 12 seconds before being interrupted by a medical professional when they first start the meeting. In short, your doctor is definitely in a rush and that could...

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When children get hurt, the whole family pays the price

Usually, the person who gets injured in a car crash or at a dangerous property is the one who suffers all of the consequences. They have a physical injury to cope with and medical bills to cover. They are the ones who miss work and who have to handle insurance claims. However, the situation is quite different when children get hurt. Whether they get attacked by a dog in a park or suffer broken bones in a car crash, children's injuries will affect not only their health and their quality of life but also their entire family. Injuries to children can often cost a lot more than similar injuries...

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Should I upgrade my car for one with airbags?

If you drive an old car that never lets you down, there are many good reasons to keep doing so. There are also many arguments as to why you should not. Perhaps the biggest reason to upgrade your car is safety. Airbags are maybe the most crucial of all the safety features modern cars come with. They could be the difference between surviving a crash or not. Not all cars are equal when it comes to airbags As the effectiveness of airbags became more evident, manufacturers looked for ways to cover more of the car with them. Front airbags became mandatory in the late 90s, but not all crashes are...

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