Month: February 2018

Ohio brain damage victim wins medical malpractice suit

A jury in Ohio has just awarded the victim of medical malpractice over $11 million. It took two weeks to hear the full case against the doctor that treated the child's mother during her pregnancy. The child, now 16 years old, has brain damage that resulted from a mishandled delivery. He has severe cognitive and social impairments that will affect his ability to hold a job or maintain social relationships far into the future. The teen's parents filed the lawsuit to try to ensure that their son will be able to afford the type of care he's likely to require throughout his lifetime. For their...

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Spring driving safety tips

Whether you're ready for the crazy weather in an Ohio spring or not, it's already here in much of the state -- where weather in February and March can go from winter white one day to warm rain, strong winds and even hail the next. That means drivers need to be particularly wary on the roads right now, especially if they commute any distance. Forty minutes on the highway either north or south can make a huge difference in the type of weather you see, even on the same day. Here's how to play it safe: 1. When the weather gets rough, turn down the radio. While you're at it, turn off your phone...

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What can you do to avoid a hospital-acquired infection?

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are in the news a lot today -- so much so that it seems like there's a lot of safer places you can choose to go than a hospital. If you need surgery, have an accident or are suffering a serious illness, however, a hospital's the only choice. At that point, you need to do everything you can to make your stay a safe one. Given that one out of every 25 patients may have an HAI, and HAIs too often lead to wrongful deaths, that's no easy task. What can a patient do to stay safe from infection? Plenty! Follow this guide: Watch your treatment providers carefully...

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Delayed abdomen pain after a car accident?

Many car accidents cause more severe injuries than a victim may realize in the moment. Typically, a victim may experience a car accident and believe that he or she got away with only slight bruises or abrasions, only to feel pain hours or days later. This experience is very common. The legal and medical communities refer to these kinds of injuries collectively as delayed pain injuries, but the injuries themselves may range from relatively minor to potentially life-threatening. The most concerning types of delayed pain injuries are those that cause abdominal pain in a victim. If not treated...

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