When a resident of Solon and throughout Ohio seeks medical care for an illness, condition or injury, they are not expecting to be made sicker or have more damage done to them than they had before. Unfortunately, when a doctor error takes place, it can cause significant problems and even death. Doctors are entrusted with lives of individuals and their families. When a mistake is made, it is only fair that they are held accountable for the aftermath including lost wages, medical expenses, the need for extensive treatment and even fatalities.
It is frighteningly common how many buildings in Ohio have asbestos. This is often discovered when the buildings are to be torn down. In many of these cases, it is necessary to have governmental intervention to clean up the area, and the owners of the sites find themselves facing legal trouble because of the asbestos and how it was removed and disposed. People need to be aware of the reality that asbestos might not just be present in their neighborhood, at their workplace and in their child's school, but that they are not properly informed about it and could face asbestos-related illness because of it.
Our state has many large trucks on the roadways, and drivers must be cautious around them. There is an inherent trust that the operators will watch out for people, follow the truck laws and not drive while intoxicated. Realistically, though, not all truckers are so concerned about safety. And, for drivers, at least there is some semblance of protection, if there is a truck accident. Pedestrians are not so lucky.
There was a time when people talked about cancer in hushed whispers and called it "the big C." Nowadays, it's difficult to meet anyone who doesn't know someone directly or through another person who currently suffers from or survived cancer.
Large trucks are a constant on the road in Ohio and while they can be dangerous, other vehicles can also cause risk, in part, because drivers cannot see around the large truck. This can cause a crash with injuries and fatalities. People who are in large vehicles whether it is a semi-truck, a box truck or some other delivery truck have a responsibility to be as safe as possible, to be predictable and ensure that other drivers -- especially those in smaller vehicles -- see them and know what to expect. When there is a crash with a truck, there can be serious injuries and death. It is especially dangerous for motorcyclists.
Ohio residents will have a basic understanding that there is a chance that a doctor error can cause injury and death, even in the most benign circumstances. The scope of the problem is far worse than people were led to believe. Recent research has shown that a fatal medical error is the third most common cause of death in the nation. The study, from Johns Hopkins University, says that at least a quarter-million people die because of medical mistakes.