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When nursing home residents wander off

Nursing homes have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their residents. This means ensuring the proper distribution of medications, providing adequate food and water, repositioning residents that are prone to bedsores, taking measures to prevent wandering in certain residents, etc.

Unsupervised wandering, or elopement, is a risk when a resident has good mobility and is confused in his or her surroundings.

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Recovering for a Birth Injury in Ohio: Compensation can provide for extensive care needs

Elk & Elk Partner Marilena DiSilvio recently shared her extensive experience in the area of birth injuries in an interview with Super Lawyers. This article originally appeared on superlawyers.com.  

By Judy Malmon

babyAwaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting time that brings with it countless things to think about, including planning for labor and delivery. In an ideal world, the worst thing that happens at your baby’s birth is that your carefully organized playlist doesn’t make it to the delivery room. In some cases, however, much more serious problems occur.

Marilena DiSilvio represents families who have suffered an injury during birth due to medical malpractice. She draws on her background as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse to understand and explain to clients and juries the medical complexities of these cases. Continue reading “Recovering for a Birth Injury in Ohio: Compensation can provide for extensive care needs”

FDA taking action to protect women before using Essure contraceptive

After receiving thousands of complaints about Essure, the FDA has taken further action to restrict the sale and distribution of this form of birth control.

Essure is a permanent contraceptive device, manufactured by Bayer, and is implanted into the fallopian tubes. The device consists of two metal coils, which, when inserted, cause inflammation. Scar tissue develops in the fallopian tubes, eventually enough to block eggs that are traveling from the ovaries to the uterus.

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Ohio motorists: Beware of impaired drivers this weekend

There is no day that it is safe to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. However, there are certain days that we routinely seen spikes in such behavior. While these days can be somewhat predictable, it is still all but impossible to stop every driver from getting behind the wheel if they are high or drunk.

This is why we urge drivers to use caution this weekend, as there could be a spike in motorists who are under the influence of marijuana.

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Signs that could point to nursing home abuse, neglect

If you have a loved one in a nursing home facility, you likely expect that the facility will provide the care they promise and treat your loved one with the dignity he or she deserves.

Tragically, this doesn’t always happen. Patients and residents in too many nursing homes across Ohio fall victim to neglect and abuse. And between cognitive decline and emotional vulnerability, many of these victims cannot or do not report misconduct. As such, it can be up to friends, family members and others to watch for signs of abuse or neglect in a nursing home.

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Distracted driving is more prevalent than previously thought

Most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving. In many areas of the country, texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving are illegal.

Yet despite the laws – despite the common knowledge that distracted driving is dangerous – the majority of drivers engage in it to some degree.

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Beat the insurance company at their own game: giving your statement after the accident

insuranceBy William J. Price

After an auto accident, insurance carriers will often ask you to provide a statement over the phone. This statement is their opportunity to explore how injured you were in the accident. Continue reading “Beat the insurance company at their own game: giving your statement after the accident”

Challenges of reconstructing a bicycle accident

Reconstructing an accident can be a critical piece of a legal claim following a motor vehicle crash. With sophisticated tools and the experience in this area, reconstruction experts can help answer numerous questions about the incident, from what caused it to who may be to blame.

However, this process can be more challenging when it comes to bicycle accidents. As this article discusses, there are bicycle-specific obstacles that can make reconstruction more challenging.

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Recent Tesla crash raises new questions about safety of self-driving cars

On March 23, a man who was driving a Tesla Model-X sport utility vehicle was killed in California. The semiautonomous Autopilot feature was on during the crash.

This accident raises more questions about the safety of self-driving technology.

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Letter from University Hospitals reveals new details about catastrophic failure at fertility clinic

university hospitalsA new letter to patients affected by the recent storage tank malfunction at University Hospitals fertility center revealed the actual number of affected eggs and embryos was twice the amount initially reported. The hospital is blaming the malfunction on human error as investigations into the failure continue. Continue reading “Letter from University Hospitals reveals new details about catastrophic failure at fertility clinic”