Dangerous Diet Pills
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices, Health & Wellness on March 28, 2014
The FDA has issued a warning that some over-the-counter weight loss pills, being sold as dietary supplements, are actually dangerous, unapproved and misbranded drugs. Pure Edge Nutrition recently announced that it is recalling several of its products, after it was discovered the supplements contained undeclared Sibutramine or a combination of both Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. Sibutramine,...
Speed to Blame for Paul Walker Crash
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 26, 2014
California investigators have determined that unsafe driving, not mechanical problems caused the Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker to lose control and crash, killing the actor and the vehicle’s driver. According to a report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol, the men were travelling up to 94...
How Do I Pay For My Personal Injury Case?
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 25, 2014
http://youtu.be/s6yI8uFLDyI Ohio attorney Art Elk explains what a contingency fee is and how it affects you in your personal injury accident or medical malpractice case. After an accident, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the decisions you are required to make. You may need to seek medical help, talk to insurance companies, get...
March of the Orange Barrels: Work Zone Safety
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 21, 2014
After the seemingly endless winter months under drab, grey skies with polar vortexes and even a “snowmageddon,” many Ohioans are giddy with delight when they see the familiar signs of spring: daffodils, robins and the NCAA Basketball playoffs. Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Transportation heralded the long-awaited arrival of spring with this Throwback Thursday...
Parking Brake Safety: Mom throws herself in front of car to save kids
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 20, 2014
Like many people who drive a car with an automatic transmission, I rarely use my parking brake. Just throw into park, right? Wrong. Earlier this month, a Massachusetts mom found out why. According to reports, Mindy Tran had buckled her twin 2-year-old daughters in the back seat of her Honda Accord when she remembered...
State Investigating Abuse, Neglect of Disabled Children
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 18, 2014
An Ohio care facility for disabled children and young adults is under investigation by state authorities amid allegations of neglect and abuse. "It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of...
Common Causes of Plane Crashes
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 17, 2014
by Arthur M. Elk When people think of plane crashes, it usually involves big accidents on commercial airliners. These accidents, such as the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, are front page news that hit on many individuals’ underlying fear of flying. However, many accidents also occur on small private or charter airplanes. Regardless of the type...
Cochlear Implant Shocks Patients’ Brains
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 14, 2014
For many families, cochlear implants are a modern miracle, restoring the hearing of a deaf loved one. Sadly, for hundreds of recipients of one cochlear implant, the dream of hearing birds sing or someone say “I love you” has turned into a nightmare. Reports indicate that over 1500 HiRes 90k cochlear implants have failed...
Surgical Tools Left Inside Patients
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 13, 2014
http://youtu.be/ITlIjj_X1B8 Ohio medical malpractice attorney Craig McLaughlin explains how he helped a client that was injured when a surgical team left a towel inside his body after he had an operation. Any time you go in for a medical treatment or surgery, you expect the doctor and hospital staff to be professional and fully...
Death of 2 Children Renews Storage Chest Concerns
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 12, 2014
Officials warn of dangers associated with storage, cedar, hope and toy chests It seems you can’t go more than a few days without hearing about the recall of a car, toy, or other product, and it may be a bit overwhelming. However, here at Elk & Elk, we post news of numerous recalls in...