Month: October 2021

Tips for patients: Avoiding ER mistakes

Going to the emergency room (ER) is scary. Not only are you having a medical crisis (which is frightening enough), you have to contend with the fact that the doctors you see aren’t going to be familiar with you or your medical history. Given that an estimated 250,000 people die every year in the United States due to medical mistakes, you need to take precautions. What can you do to protect yourself? If you have health problems, you’re actually in a better position to protect yourself from medical errors than someone who has a sudden health crisis. You can prepare in advance. Here’s what you...

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Could you be vulnerable to medication errors?

While you may understand why a consumer would make a mistake with prescription medications, you may have difficulty fathoming how a medical provider could do the same. It happens quite frequently, however, for a variety of reasons.  You should take time to learn more about how these mistakes occur to do your part to ensure that it doesn't affect you. Who makes medication errors and how? Medication errors can happen at various stages within the supply chain before it makes it to the patient, from the prescribing to compounding to the administration ones. Errors can happen at the hands of:...

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Blackout Wednesday and the holidays increase drunk driving

In the next several months, there will be a number of holidays that could influence traffic. Halloween, Blackout Wednesday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve are all approaching, which can make this time of year more dangerous for people driving for work, school or other activities. Among the most dangerous days of the year and one to be particularly aware of is Blackout Wednesday. Blackout Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving. It is a time when many people will be traveling and reaching their homes or families’ homes as they plan to see each other over...

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How much time do I have to file a car accident claim in Ohio?

Let’s face it, an auto accident can leave you physically and mentally devastated. Depending on the severity, a car accident can impact pretty much all aspects of your life. To resolve the financial and legal matters arising from an Ohio auto accident, it is important that you understand how car accident lawsuits work in the state.  It is not unusual to be overwhelmed and confused after a car accident. Besides gathering evidence, seeking medical help, calling the police and exchanging contacts with the other driver, it is important that you know how much time you have to file your claim...

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