October 2018 Archives

Ohio judge dismisses Facebook from wrongful death case

An Ohio judge dismissed Facebook from a lawsuit filed by the family of a man whose killer shot him and shared the video on the social media site. The victim's family had accused Facebook of acting negligently for not spotting and then reporting the posted threats by the shooter.

ECRI pinpoints 10 health tech hazards

The ECRI Institute has released its 2019 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report, which ranks the hazards according to the priority they should receive. Medical professionals in addition to Ohio residents about to undergo surgery or another procedure will want to see whether any of these hazards might affect them personally. Topping the list of threats is hackers who target health care systems' remote access feature.

Truck crashes prove the exception to decrease in traffic deaths

In 2017, the total number of people who died in traffic accidents decreased 1.8 percent from 2016's numbers, going from 37,806 to 37,133 fatalities. Passenger vehicle, motorcyclist and pedestrian deaths saw a respective decline of 1.4, 3.1 and 1.7 percent. Speeding-related deaths dropped 5.6 percent and bicyclist deaths 8.1 percent. Ohio residents will agree that these are positive developments.

If a minor drives drunk, can a party host face liability?

As students enter college and begin exercising their autonomy, there is very high likelihood that many of them will drink while underage, typically at a party of some kind. This experience has been celebrated in movies and television shows for many years, and a majority of college students get to college assuming that this is normal and even expected. Of these students who choose to drink while still minors, some of them will also choose to drive.

LBD can look like other common medical conditions

Doctors in Ohio and around the country may have a hard time diagnosing Lewy body dementia (LBD). However, it is important that an accurate diagnosis be made as soon as possible. This is because an early diagnosis may allow for treatment that could provide a patient with a greater quality of life for a longer period of time. It may also provide a greater quality of life for those who are tasked with caring for LBD patients.

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