Month: December 2017

Why do people keep texting and driving?

You would have to be living under a rock not to know that distracted driving, particularly through cellphone use, is a huge issue these days. State have passed laws against it. There are reminders not to text and drive on billboards, on flashing roadside signs and on rental car dashboards. There are commercials about it. Even phone manufacturers have gotten into the act -- some phones automatically shut off if you're traveling at certain speeds unless you manually tell them you're a passenger, not the driver. Games and apps you can use on your phone contain similar warnings and disabling...

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Emergency medical services workers argue over who should help

If you're injured and in need of medical assistance while in northern Ohio, you'd better hope you aren't too close to the border between Cleveland and one of it's more dilapidated suburbs, East Cleveland. A car accident claimed the lives of two people right at the borderline between Cleveland and its poorer cousin, East Cleveland. Emergency Medical Transport (EMT) crews spent a few minutes arguing over who had to send help. The accident had been fiery and sent cars flying in all directions as one vehicle rammed into another. Some of the vehicles landed on the East Cleveland side of the line...

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Doctors, hospitals have duty to protect the public

Wrongful death cases rely on the idea that someone's negligence -- a failure to uphold an obligation to take reasonable precautions against a specific danger -- led to someone else's death. Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand the defendant's legal obligation, or duty, to the deceased -- unless you understand the nuances of the law. For example, the estates of three homicide victims have filed a wrongful death suit against a Dayton-area hospital. The plaintiffs allege that the hospital failed in its duty to protect the public against someone who was clearly homicidal. Medical...

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Pre-diabetes: A missed diagnosis that can lead to lifelong harm

Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder among both children and adults in the United States. Associated with both inactivity and obesity, it can strike at any time and causes a number of potential additional health complications: A low resistance to infections Chronic yeast infections in your urinary tract or skin Kidney damage (to the point that your kidneys can fail and you may need a transplant) Difficulty healing after small injuries, especially on the extremities Heart attacks or strokes, as a result of cardiovascular disease and the strain diabetes puts on the entire body Nerve damage,...

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Wrongful death and prescription errors

Prescription errors take place all the time -- and the results can range from the benign to total devastation and death. If you take any kind of medication, it's important to be aware of some specific dangers that you -- and those you may love -- face as a result: 1. Prescribing mistakes Doctors sometimes make mistakes that lead to fatal prescription complications. For example, a doctor who doesn't pay enough attention to a patient's chart could accidentally prescribe penicillin -- a common antibiotic -- to someone that's deathly allergic to it. Doctors also fail to exercise reasonable...

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