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July 2019 Archives

Medical malpractice: Did a nurse's medication error cause injury?

If you visit an Ohio medical office or hospital for treatment, a doctor might prescribe medication at some point. From minor discomfort associated with a virus to chronic pain issues caused by underlying medical conditions or injuries, prescription drugs can often provide pain relief and other benefits as patients recover from surgery or cope with other ailments.

New study shows prevalence of avoidable medical mistakes

Ohio residents who visit a doctor, a medical center or hospital for treatment for a medical illness, condition or other concern will believe they are doing the right thing. This is generally an advisable strategy to get the proper diagnosis and adequate treatment to confront and address the health issue. However, it is an unfortunate truth that medical mistakes happen all-too frequently. These can cause a person's illness or condition to worsen, it can spark other problems separate from the original medical concern or it can even lead to a fatality.

Truck driver fatigue causes semi-truck crash with fire truck

A semi truck accident in Ohio is always dangerous and can cause serious injuries to the drivers of these large vehicles and those who are unfortunate enough to be in an accident with them. Some of these accidents happen in an unusual way. A chain-reaction crash is common. Even emergency vehicles can be in an accident and the occupants can suffer injuries and lose their lives. With these accidents, the aftermath can be severe and compensation might be needed to cover for all that was lost.

Road time regulations changes could raise truck accident risk

Truckers in Ohio and across the nation are required to adhere to federal rules for how long they can spend on the road at various intervals. This is to ensure that drivers do not drive beyond a perceived safe duration so they can stay awake and alert and will not resort to pharmaceuticals to get their delivery to its destination faster. For a truck company and its drivers, these rules can hinder efficiency and there has long been a movement for federal regulators to be more flexible in how it mandates these hours.

Fear of asbestos-related illness spurs lawsuit against EPA

Concerns about asbestos have been rising for many years. While the substance was once perceived as a "miracle," its risks eventually outweighed its potential usefulness by a large margin. Still, there are disagreements as to how far the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should go in regulating it. Since asbestos exposure is known to cause various ailments including cancer, lung problems, asbestosis and more, it is imperative for those who believe they have been impacted by asbestos to know they have rights in seeking compensation from entities that left them vulnerable. A law firm that has experience in asbestos litigation should be contacted for a consultation.

Chain-reaction Ohio trucking accident injures three, one fatally

In Ohio, trucks can be an intimidating presence, but it might come as a surprise to many that semi-truck accidents can happen even in relatively slow traffic. The size of these vehicles can make any collision deadly. A chain-reaction accident in slow traffic can be worse than other types of truck crashes as there is nowhere for the drivers of vehicles up ahead to go to avoid the accident. Frequently, they do not realize what is happening until it is too late. After a trucking accident, those who were hurt or lost a loved one should be cognizant of their financial and personal needs and consider a lawsuit for compensation.

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