June 2019 Archives

How research can prevent drunk driving

There were more than 200,000 injuries caused by drunk drivers in Ohio and throughout the country in 2017. According to the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), it is imperative that the automotive industry do whatever it can to make sure that drunk drivers cannot operate motor vehicles. A combination of state and federal funds is currently helping to spur the development of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety.

Your child's broken bone from a crash can cause lasting issues

Thousands of people in Ohio get into car crashes each year. The majority of those collisions involve mild or moderate injuries to the people in the vehicles. Usually, those injuries only require short-term medical care. Other times, the consequences of injuries from crashes can be more profound and lasting.

Study discovers medical reversal with over 400 accepted practices

Researchers have found that over 400 medical practices, all of them very common, are in fact ineffective. The results of the study, which were published in eLife, are intended to help clinicians and researchers in Ohio and across the U.S. care for patients more effectively and more economically.

Causation: the hurdle in many malpractice cases

Ohio residents who believe they were harmed through the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other medical personnel should know that proving this is perhaps the hardest step in medical malpractice claims. It is one thing to prove that the defendant failed to live up to an accepted standard of medical care, but it is another to link this with the injury.

Is an opioid overdose case medical malpractice or wrongful death?

Many people feel surprised when they learn that their loved one had an opioid addiction. Most people who struggle with an addiction take great pains to hide it from the people whom they love the most. That can leave you with more questions than answers after the unexpected and tragic loss of someone you love due to an opioid overdose.

Some Alzheimer's patients may suffer from another disorder

Alzheimer's can be a devastating illness for patients in Ohio and their families. However, some people with an Alzheimer's diagnosis may actually have a different form of dementia. Scientists say that the search for a cure is not affected by the discovery, but it is important to understand the differences between the two in order to learn more about how and why people develop dementia.

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