February 2019 Archives

Winter safety tips for truckers

Winter conditions pose a serious challenge to commercial truckers in Ohio and across the U.S., so it would be a good idea to consider a few tips. One is to slow down, even traveling below the speed limit if necessary. At the same time, truckers should maintain a buffer zone from the vehicle in front since snow and ice increase a truck's stopping distance. Always avoid getting into packs on the highway.

The rise in big rig crash fatalities

Drivers in Ohio may be interested to know that federal crash data analyzed by Road Safe America showed that from 2009 to 2017, 44 states experienced increases in big-rig truck crash fatalities. During that time period, 35,882 people lost their lives in crashes involving large trucks. According to the co-founder of the non-profit organization, the fatalities could have been prevented if there had been laws in place requiring the use of automatic emergency braking technologies and existing speed limiting.

When is birth trauma a type of medical malpractice?

Most births in the United States are routine procedures, where both the child and mother are healthy without experiencing complications. However, some situations increase the likelihood of a traumatic birth. A traumatic birth can lead to injuries to the baby. The baby may experience broken bones, bruising or swelling of the scalp. Oxygen deprivation, in particular, can lead to very severe issues for the infant, and can cause seizures, blindness or learning difficulties.

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