Lorain woman survives train-car accident
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 28, 2013
By Arthur Elk Did you know that every two hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train somewhere in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were about 2,000 vehicle-train crashes in 2011 causing 271 deaths and about 1,000 injuries. This weekend, an Ohio woman was lucky enough...
Winter weather causes multiple accidents, closing I-90
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 24, 2013
By Arthur Elk Whiteout conditions and icy roads caused more than 22 accidents Wednesday afternoon on a 20-mile stretch of I-90 in Northeast Ohio. According to the Chardon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, lanes in both directions were closed at State Route 44 in Concord Township. Hundreds of motorists were stranded for...
Arthur Elk: Stay safe on your snowmobile this winter
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 23, 2013
By Arthur Elk Northeast Ohio was hit hard by snow this week. For many, that means the frustration of longer commutes, dangerous roads and shoveling snow. But for others, the piles of snow mean the opportunity to break out their snowboards or gas up their snowmobiles. More than 2 million Americans enjoy snowmobiling every...
Stryker reverses course on hip systems, recommends patients get checked
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on January 22, 2013
By Arthur Elk More than six months after recalling two popular modular hip systems, Stryker is telling any patients with the hips in their bodies to visit their doctor and get tested. In June 2012, the company issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip systems. The company made the...
Arthur Elk: Energy drinks pose a real health risk
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 16, 2013
By Arthur Elk In the past four or five years, energy drinks have surged in popularity. I have watched as brand names like 5-Hour Energy, Red Bull and Monster have become part of our culture. The supercharged caffeinated drinks are especially popular among teens and young adults. Unfortunately, the surge in popularity of these...
New laws tackle social media password issue
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on January 10, 2013
By Arthur Elk Last year, we started hearing about a new privacy concern for employees and even job seekers. News stories were popping up everywhere about bosses and interviewers asking for social media passwords so they could see what people were posting online. At that time, it was obvious that existing laws in most...
Judge sentences drunk driver to view accident victims
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 9, 2013
By Arthur Elk Drunk driving is a tragic problem in our country. Thousands of people lose their lives senselessly each year because of the wrong choices others make to get behind the wheel after drinking. As a personal injury attorney, I’ve seen the sad consequences of drunk driving too many times. Often, the drunk...
Which type of vehicle is best for winter weather?
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 4, 2013
Last month, Elk & Elk's poll question asked what kind of vehicle do you drive: front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, four wheel drive or all wheel drive? Fifty percent of respondents said their vehicles are four wheel drive. Another 25 percent said front wheel and 25 percent said rear wheel. Each type of...
Six people killed on Ohio’s roads during New Year’s holiday
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident on January 3, 2013
By Arthur Elk Every year, the New Year’s holiday is one of the deadliest times of year on our country’s roads. The mix of wintry weather in much of the country and impaired drivers can make a very dangerous combination. The Ohio Highway Patrol reports that six people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during...
Ohio birth injury lawyers explain most serious types of injuries
Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 2, 2013
Pregnancy and the birth of a child should be one of the happiest times in a parent’s life. But sometimes complications occur during birth and children are left with birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, bell palsy, brachial plexus injury or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. While not all birth injuries are preventable, actions by the medical...