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Can you seek compensation for a drunk driving crash?

Drunk drivers are a danger to everyone who’s on the road at the same time as them. It’s imperative that all victims of drunk driving crashes take steps to hold that driver accountable for their negligence. This may help to prevent the driver from getting behind the wheel after drinking again.  One thing that some people don’t realize is that they can seek compensation for the damages caused by the impaired driving crash through the civil court system. This includes things like your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, plus pain and suffering. This is possible even if the person faces...

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Use caution in the wintry weather

While movies and television shows make light of slipping on ice or snow, these events can cause serious injuries. Homeowners likely know to shovel and salt outdoor walkways. Business owners should do the same thing. When either of these parties fails to care for outdoor areas, it’s possible that people who visit their locations will fall on the slick walkways. Pedestrians will likely take steps to avoid falling while they walk. In many cases, the onus is on the property owner to ensure that these areas are safe for people. There are several things that should occur when it’s snowy or icy...

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Surgeons don’t always get it right 

It takes several years of training to qualify as a surgeon. Thus, surgeons must acquire high levels of expertise prior to being permitted to operate on patients.  The relationship between medical professionals and patients is founded upon trust. Those who enter healthcare facilities for treatment often place their lives in the hands of the people who care for them. Sadly, even the most highly trained professionals are not immune from errors, even surgeons. The consequences of errors during surgery can be life-altering and even fatal in extreme cases. Outlined below are some of the more...

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Recognize delayed injury symptoms

On the surface, it seemed like a routine fender-bender – a car accident with minimal damage to either vehicle. You shrugged off the minor headache that surfaced, attributing it to the fact that you were in a rush to get to work and only had a cup of coffee for breakfast. But that headache gradually worsened. You went home for lunch and did not return to work, calling in sick for the rest of the day. This is a prime example of a delayed injury symptom. You cannot ignore such a symptom, which could mean a serious health problem and potentially death. Seek medical attention right away....

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Don’t respond to aggressive tailgaters 

Many people across Ohio rely on the safe use of the roads to go about their daily activities. Usually, they are able to do this without issue. Unfortunately, there are times where drivers can run into trouble.  Road traffic accidents are common enough in the state to be worthy of concern. There are a number of different factors that can lead up to an accident, with driver distraction, impairment, speeding and reckless driving being some of the more notable sources. Among the most frequent causes of road traffic collisions is tailgating. Tailgating warrants further consideration as not only...

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Cold winter weather could increase your dog bite risk

There are a couple of reasons why your risk for a dog bite attack could be a little higher in the winter. The most obvious is that you will find yourself traveling to visit family and friends, some of whom may not train their animals as well as they should. You might think that if you already know the animal from previous interactions that it will behave well when it sees you again. Unfortunately, there is a secondary factor caused by cold winter weather that will affect how safe you are when interacting with a dog in someone else's house. The worse the weather gets, the more likely it is...

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Sharing the road with snowplows in Ohio

Winter is a season that brings both headaches and hassles – scraping a stubborn layer of ice off your windshield on frigid mornings, treacherous driving due to snow and learning how to navigate slick conditions along with other drivers. They are probably just as uneasy as you are when you get behind the wheel and the going is rough, with poor visibility.  There is one hazard that comes along with the wintry weather that some of us could use a few pointers on. That’s sharing the road with snowplows. They are massive and unwieldy, are lumbering along at a modest clip and often leave plenty of...

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Ohio is still seeing too many speeders

Early in 2020, a number of businesses shuttered their doors, and those who were able to started working from home. The net effect was that the roads were empty in a way that people have seldom seen -- and a few drivers took advantage of the situation to put their pedals to the floor and see just how fast their vehicles can go. Traffic is largely back to normal. However, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) says that the speeding (along with other risky driving behaviors) hasn’t stopped. 100 or more miles per hour is becoming a common occurrence Columbus police officer Robert Barret was...

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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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