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Two seriously injured in a truck crash

Today, it is difficult to travel on any road without encountering a large commercial truck at some point. Therefore, motorists in Ohio and elsewhere are very aware of the presence of semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks on the roadways. While it is commonplace to share the road with these large vehicles, this does not mean it is always a comfortable experience. When a truck gets involved in a collision, it is likely to generate a large accident site with serious injuries and even fatalities.

According to recent reports, major delays followed a truck crash that involved another vehicle. Both vehicles were traveling south on Interstate 75 near Monroe. The two vehicles collided near the Kyles Station overpass. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the transported two occupants from the automobile involved in the crash. Reports indicate that their injuries were serious.

Attorney Steven M. Goldberg earns Best Lawyers® recognition

When things go wrong, we all want someone we can trust and rely on. For example, if you sought medical treatment and ended worse-off because of medical negligence, or a dangerous drug or medical device, you would need someone to turn to who could hold the right parties accountable.

In these situations, you need legal advice and representation that is diligent, aggressive and reliable. The Goldberg Law Firm Co., LPA, in Solon, Ohio, is known for zealously representing the injured in medical malpractice and product liability claims.

Understanding a medical device recall

Some treatments require patients to undergo surgery or even having device implanted in his or her body. While medical devices are found to be very beneficial when it comes to treating certain medical problems and diseases, medical devices are also proven to cause serious harm to patients if they are found to be defective. Thus, patients need to understand if a device they are using is recalled or should be by assessing their health and how the device is currently working.

A medical device recall is issued when it is discovered that there is a problem with the device itself. A recall can be handled one of two ways. First, there could be a correction. This means the company addresses the problem that a medical device has, fixing it where it is used or sold. The other type of recall is removal. This addresses the problems with the medical device by removing it from where it is sold or where it is used.

Initiating an action for a defective medical device

When individuals in Ohio and elsewhere are provided medical advice from a medical professional, it is likely that this advice is taken seriously and relied on. This might mean taking a certain medication, undergoing a specific treatment or even having a medical device placed inside the body of the patient. These steps are taken in the best interests of our health, but unfortunate and grave consequences could follow if medical errors are made or a medical device is found to be defective.

While there are risks associated with any medical treatment or care, patients often do not think they will suffer serious harm or have their health put in grave danger because of a medical device. Thus, it can be a very shocking and overwhelming experience for patients. At the Goldberg Law Firm Co, LPA, our experienced legal team understands the adverse effects that could follow a defective medical device. Thus, we are dedicating to helping patients in the Solon area protect their rights and navigate a legal action.

What are the health effects of asbestos?

As a previous post highlighted, certain conditions in the workplace could result in an employee suffering a work-related illness. One of these illnesses is related to asbestos exposure. While safety regulations have been put in place to reduce the harms caused by asbestos, it was discovered that diseases caused by asbestos has been increasing in the U.S. Thus, it is important to gain an understanding of the concerns and risks associated with asbestos.

What are the health effects of asbestos? Because asbestos has been widely used in industries such as construction, automotive and textile, it is not uncommon to encounter these materials in public building, private homes and factories. Being exposed to asbestos can have major consequences on a person's health. The top health concern regarding asbestos exposure is cancer.

Half a million pacemakers recalled over…cybersecurity concerns?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on August 29th that it was recalling some 465,000 implantable pacemakers over cyber security concerns. Namely, the FDA is concerned that malicious hackers could take control of the pacemaker for nefarious purposes, including initiating improper pacing or rapidly depleting the batteries. 

Asbestos-related illnesses have been increasing

Individuals go to work on a weekly basis to secure a paycheck. A steady income is necessary to meet your financial needs. However, when employees in Ohio and elsewhere are harmed by the work environment they work it, this can generate a wide variety of problems. A work-related illness does not only harm the health of an employee but can also limit his or her ability to work. Thus, it is important to consider your rights and options when you are diagnosed with a work-related illness.

Asbestos-related illness often stem from the place of employment. This means, individuals in certain industries or field of work are more prone to this serious disease. According to current statistics, researchers report that there is a steady rise in malignant mesothelioma. While this is a shocking find, researchers are unsure why it has been increasing.

Surgical residents vulnerable to causing surgical errors

Preparing to have surgery, whether routine or emergency, is never easy for patients in Ohio or elsewhere. Even when a patient is well acquainted with their surgeon and medical team, some concerns and overwhelming thought could persist. Although a surgeon has years of experience, education and training, a surgeon is also human. This means they are subject to human errors, which could occur during a surgical procedure. Even more so, at a teaching hospital, a patient is likely to expect surgical residents playing a role in their surgery as well.

Although surgical residency is a time when surgical residents obtain valuable experience and information, it is also a time where they are still students that are learning. Because of that, mistakes could be made. While the resident's supervisor is there to prevent these errors from happening, this unfortunately does not always spare the health, wellbeing and even life of a patient.

Renovating a home? Be aware of materials that contain asbestos

If you are like many other homeowners in Ohio, you may have plans to buy a new home and renovate it. Home renovation seems to be more popular than ever these days, thanks to countless renovation shows on TV and a real estate market that is rebounding from the recession.

Whether you do the renovations yourself or have been hired to complete the work, you would be wise to understand the risks of asbestos exposure in the home before you start breaking through walls and pulling up flooring.

Doctors make mistakes because symptoms are similar

You are tired of feeling sick, and you go to the doctor. You have high hopes, but then the doctor seems perplexed. Before you know it, the appointment is over.

You don't have the answers you were seeking. You try the treatment the doctor suggested, and it doesn't work. Later, after seeing 10 more medical professionals, you find out that it was a misdiagnosis. That doctor was simply wrong.

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