February 2014 Archives

Suit says reasonable standard of care not upheld at nursing home

The resident of an Ohio nursing home recently sued the facility, and the defendant issued a response seeking a stay in the case to allow arbitration. At issue was alleged nursing home neglect caused by chronic understaffing and lack of supplies, claims made by a 66-year-old resident of the Athens County care center. By February 2014, the judge had not granted the defense request, but he did grant a different motion. He ruled that defense attorneys did not have to provide the plaintiff with any documentation until after the arbitration question was settled.

6 deaths from faulty ignition switches in GM cars

A current General Motors recall may possibly affect some individuals in Ohio. The automaker has been prompted to call back for its Chevrolet Cobalts that were distributed between 2005 and 2007 as well as its 2007 Pontiac G5 vehicles for repairs. Six deaths have been attributed to a fault in the ignition switches of these models that can cause the automobiles to shut themselves off while the vehicle is being driven.

Ohio man killed, 2 injured in car accident on Route 105

A two-car crash on Feb. 2 killed an Ohio man and injured two other people. The Ohio Highway Patrol says that the car accident happened at about 10:25 a.m. on Route 105 near Bowling Green. A 58-year-old man was traveling west on the highway when his vehicle went left of the center line and collided head-on into another vehicle. The patrol said in a written statement that the collision caused heavy, disabling damage to both of the vehicles involved.

Seriously ill veteran evicted by nursing home

Ohio readers who care about veterans' issues might be interested in the account of a disabled, seriously ill veteran who was left in an unfurnished apartment with no phone, medication or food after being evicted from an Iowa nursing home on Nov. 1, 2013. According to county and state records, the 65-year-old veteran was suffering from multiple health issues including insulin-dependent diabetes, congestive heart failure and a life-threatening blood infection.

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