Parent drivers, child passengers, and distracted driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous practice, something that all drivers should avoid.

But drivers don’t let these dangers stop them from using phones while they drive. In fact, distracted driving is more of a problem than ever.

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Protect yourself on the job. Particularly on these jobs

Every occupation comes with some amount of risk to people’s safety, whether they might be crushed in a machine or develop carpal tunnel. And certain accidents can happen no matter where a person works, from slipping on a wet floor to getting hit by a falling object.

That said, some occupations are more dangerous to workers than others are. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks down accident injuries and fatalities by industry, which we examine below.

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Are the Ohio State Fair rides safe?

The Ohio State Fair is a much-loved and anticipated event. Unfortunately, this year serves as a reminder to many Ohioans of the tragedy that happened one year ago.

At the 2017 Ohio State Fair, a tragic accident occurred on the Fire Ball ride, killing 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injuring several others. The ride fell apart while operating, flinging several of the riders into the air. The cause of the accident was found to be excessive corrosion on one of the ride’s support beams.

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Bayer ends U.S. sales of Essure permanent birth control implant

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Pharmaceutical giant Bayer recently announced it would no longer sell its controversial Essure® contraceptive device in the United States. The decision follows years of concerning reports of dangerous complications and injuries. Continue reading “Bayer ends U.S. sales of Essure permanent birth control implant”

The long-term effects of brachial plexus birth injuries

Having a child is one of the most incredible, life-changing experiences a mother can have. However, as exciting as this event is, labor and delivery can also be very frightening and stressful.

The reality is that complications do happen during childbirth. And these complications can lead to serious birth injuries that can affect a child long after birth. One such injury is a brachial plexus injury.

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Why drivers should consider getting a dash cam

Technology has revolutionized driving.

Up until about 20 years ago, drivers relied on paper maps to find their way.

Cars with driverless features are slowly replacing human-operated vehicles. By 2020, 10 million self-driving cars are expected to be on the road.

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Are workers’ rights further limited after recent Supreme Court decision?

Job ApplicationEmployees who have grievances against their employers may now be limited in their ability to take legal action. A recent Supreme Court decision could affect more than 25 million people, including both employees and employers.

In Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 majority that employers could limit the rights of employees who wish to take legal action against them. Companies can now force employees to settle disputes through independent arbitration.  Employees may no longer have the option to settle a complaint in court.

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Helmet technology reduces bicyclists’ injury risk

Bike HelmetWe all know that helmets save lives, but have you ever considered how the particular design of a helmet may impact its performance in the event of a bicycle accident?

A new study has determined big differences in the protection a helmet’s design can provide against a concussion. New anti-concussion helmet technology may help protect cyclists from a wider range of head injuries.

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Taking legal action after a crash with a speeding driver

We’ve all seen them: Drivers who speed by us on the highway or come racing up behind us on a busy road. These are drivers who follow us too closely, race through intersections and weave in and out of traffic. Often, just seeing a driver like this on the road can make anyone feel worried about their safety.

Driving dangerously is a big problem in every state, and every state has penalties of speeding and reckless driving. Unfortunately, these consequences aren’t enough to stop many drivers from driving too fast, especially here in Ohio.

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