March 2012 Archives

Traumatic brain injuries can have lifelong impacts

Every year, over 50,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries, and another 275,000 are hospitalized. Traumatic brain injuries have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their loved ones, and one Ohio woman who was a victim of a brain injury in January is still facing difficulties on the path to recovery.

Wrong-way crash in Ohio takes 2 men's lives, injures another

In the third wrong-way collision in recent weeks, two men lost their lives in Ohio. The car accident, which involved a car and a tractor-trailer, happened in the northern part of the state around 3 a.m. on Interstate 75. The two men in the car were killed, and the driver of the semi suffered injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Doctors order needless tests to avoid medical malpractice claims

Doctors in Ohio and across the nation are fearful of medical malpractice claims. In fact, it is known that doctors often engage in what is called "defensive medicine" in an effort to prevent a medical malpractice lawsuit. Defensive medicine occurs when a doctor orders unnecessary tests and procedures solely to protect him- or herself from a possible claim of medical malpractice.

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