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May 2017 Archives

Red Light Cameras: Ohio City Sees Reduction of Car Accidents

For injury victims and their families, car accidents are difficult to understand. It is especially difficult when the car accident is caused by a blatant violation of the law such as driving under the influence or speeding. Setting aside the common-sense driving standards that the law imposes due to recklessness or a personal lapse of judgment is simply unacceptable.

How Long Can You Wait to File a Car Accident Claim in Ohio?

After a car accident that causes injuries or property damage, people naturally have plenty of questions about settlement and car accident litigation. Some of the most important issues in most car accident claims involve insurance coverage, whether the at-fault driver was uninsured or the injury victim needs compensation for medical bills and other damages beyond auto liability policy limits.

Highway Patrol Stats Provide Details on Ohio Highway Fatalities

The good news: motor vehicle accidents on Ohio streets and highways resulting in death have decreased in recent years. The bad news: more than 1,000 drivers, passengers and pedestrians lost their lives last year in Ohio. Truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other tragedies that result in wrongful deaths cause tremendous heartache for an even larger number of family members and other loved ones.

Pediatric Study Finds "Epidemic" of Child Brain Injuries in ATV Accidents

Research recently presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition took a close look at the steep rise in ATV accidents among riders 16 and younger. Child injury victims represent one of every three emergency room visits that resulted from the use of these increasingly popular recreational vehicles.

Common Dangers And Threats In Ohio Nursing Homes

Ohio is a place where family is of utmost importance, so the care of a disabled or elderly loved one is a great concern. That's why it may be surprising to learn that many southern Ohio nursing homes fall well below acceptable standards in areas such as health inspections, staffing and quality measures. Sadly, this problem involves more than just sanitary shortcomings and understaffing.

Researchers develop new treatment for spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are prevalent across the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports that most of them are caused by motor vehicle accidents. However, injuries sustained while playing sports, slip and falls and as a result of violence cause a significant number as well. Any time that there is any damage, it is serious, as the spinal cord provides the vital function of protecting the brain's connection with the respiratory, musculoskeletal, urinary and gastrointestinal systems.

Safe Or Unsafe? Decoding Fresenius' Dialysis Machine Recalls

Fresenius Medical Care's dialysis machines have a disconcerting history of recalls spanning more than three years. Despite the consistent recalls, Fresenius insisted that its Liberty Cycler and 2008 Series dialysis machines were safe - until the latest recall was issued, affecting more than 111,000 machines.

Ohio Supreme Court Settles Insurance Issue for Bluffton Baseball Deaths

Bus accidents can be deadly. The tragic 2007 bus crash involving the Bluffton University baseball team is one example. During the team's spring trip to Florida, their charter bus driver mistakenly entered an Atlanta off ramp at an excessive rate of speed before the bus flipped over a barrier and landed upside down on a highway 20 feet below. The driver, his wife and five members of the Bluffton team were killed, and many others suffered serious injuries in the sudden and violent motor vehicle accident.

Toyota Auto Defect Update: Company Kept Quiet About Acceleration Problem

A series of vehicle problems that took a toll on Toyota's reputation over the last year were a media staple for weeks. Certainly the most harrowing of the auto defects that were reported by Toyota owners was the unintended acceleration experienced in Corollas and other models.

Ohio bill proposes harsh penalty for wrong-way drivers

A vote on a proposed new bill that would increase penalties for wrong-way drivers was recently postponed because some legislators felt it was extreme. The provision causing controversy is one that imposes a one-year mandatory license suspension for any driver traveling more than 500 feet in the wrong direction. An additional such violation results in one year in jail.

Is Big Change Coming To The Landscape Of Employment Law?

On our website, we discuss the nature of "at will" employment which makes terminating an employee legal so long as the decision is not made because of the employee's age, race, gender, national origin, religion, because they are pregnant, or because they have a disability. These are referred to as Protected Classes. With a recent ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, sexual orientation may soon be added to the list of Protected Classes.

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