January 2012 Archives

Researchers in Columbus studying traumatic brain injuries

Researchers at colleges in Columbus and other areas of Ohio are working together to study the conditions and treatment of veterans who have traumatic brain injuries. Studies show that more than 19 percent of soldiers suffer from a traumatic brain injury during deployment.

Serious injuries for child in Ohio sledding accident

As winter settles in throughout Ohio, certain safety precautions have to be taken if people are to avoid weather-related injuries. Too often, premises are not made properly safe, and individuals sustain personal injuries through no fault of their own. With these issues in mind, readers in Columbus will be saddened to hear of a child who was recently taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus after suffering injuries in a sledding accident at a park in Wood County.

Ohio high court: patient needed proof of injuries

In most states, medical malpractice plaintiffs are required to retain expert testimony before a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed. Ohio, however, is not one of those states. There is no requirement in Ohio for plaintiffs to retain expert testimony, but according to a recent ruling in an Ohio court, a patient's case was dismissed precisely because such testimony wasn't provided. The result? A surgeon was let off the hook.

Elderly Ohio man injured in allegedly drug-fueled truck accident

An 82-year-old Ohio man was seriously injured after a semi truck driver, who had apparently ingested methamphetamine and marijuana, ran a red light and crashed his vehicle into the 82-year-old's pickup. The man who was injured in the truck accident was taken to a local hospital but was later transported by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Reportedly, the elderly man was still in the hospital's intensive care unit on Wednesday, but he was said to be in stable condition.

Ohio pedestrian killed in car accident, investigation ongoing

Ohio residents from Columbus and across the state may be saddened to hear of the recent death of a Canal Winchester woman. The woman was killed in a fatal car accident involving a Chrysler sedan. At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with the accident, although an investigation is ongoing.Tragically, the accident took place about a week before Christmas on Dec. 17 at about 11:30 p.m. According to the police, the 35-year-old woman had been crossing Gender Road between Abbie Trails Drive and Wright Road in Columbus when she was struck by a sedan driven by a 40-year-old man. The woman was taken by emergency responders to Grant Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

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