June 2013 Archives

Crash in Montgomery County results in a wrongful death lawsuit

Accidents happen. Sometimes they happen through bizarre coincidences, and sometimes they happen through negligence. Three survivors of a crash from last summer believe that negligence was a factor in their accident and have recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Montgomery County Court because of it.

Ohio nursing home has its license revoked due to patient neglect

Aging can be a difficult process -- not just on the elderly but on an elderly person’s family as well. Watching your loved one fade from the vibrant, robust person he once was to a shadow of himself is a difficult thing to do -- especially if he reaches a point where he can no longer take care of himself and needs full-time help. When that happens, a nursing home can be a blessing. Knowing that your loved one is in a place where he will be safe and well cared for, you can relax a bit and stress about one less thing.

Drivers beware voice-activated technology

It's against the law to text and drive in Ohio. It's also illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to talk on a cellphone while driving. Ohio's restrictions on cellphone use while driving were enacted in response to a growing number of serious and fatal car accidents caused by distracted drivers. While no states have enacted bans on all cellphone usage by drivers, a total of 11 have passed laws banning drivers from using hand-held mobile devices.

Nursing home neglect and abuse severely underreported

Many Ohio residents grapple with how to care for aging grandparents, parents and other elderly loved ones. In many cases, family members may try to take on caring for aging relatives. However, as physical and mental aliments persist and advance, many are forced to turn to nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

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