What Is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month?
Posted in Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on March 22, 2023
March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of cerebral palsy, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Cerebral palsy affects approximately 500,000 children and adults in the U.S. It’s the most common motor disability in childhood, with nearly 8,000 infants and babies diagnosed yearly. Facts About Cerebral...
St. Patrick’s Day Events and Activities in Ohio 2023
Posted in Community Outreach on March 14, 2023
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and excitement is building in Ohio communities as many people prepare to celebrate the holiday. Whether you’re of Irish descent or love the festivities, there’s no shortage of St. Patrick’s Day events in the area. From parades and live music to traditional Irish fare and green beer, there’s...
Ohio International Women’s Day Events 2023
Posted in Community Outreach, In the news on March 8, 2023
Every year on March 8, people around the world observe International Women’s Day (IWD) as a way of acknowledging the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women globally. The day is an opportunity to appreciate the strides that have been taken toward promoting gender equality and women’s rights while also drawing attention to...
Are You Experiencing Medical Gaslighting?
Posted in Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on March 3, 2023
Have you ever visited a healthcare provider seeking help for your symptoms, only to be brushed off and told that it’s all in your head or there’s nothing wrong with you? This situation is an example of medical gaslighting. The phenomenon occurs when healthcare providers dismiss patients’ concerns or complaints without adequately addressing them−leaving...
Elk + Elk’s Jay Kelley Shares Insights On How To Become A Top Lawyer
Posted in Firm News on February 20, 2023
Our Managing Partner, Jay Kelley, recently spoke with Labor and Employment Attorney Eric Pines, for an interview about the “5 Things You Need To Become A Top Lawyer In Your Specific Field of Law” on Medium.com. Jay focuses primarily on catastrophic civil claims for plaintiffs, most of which are from the medical field, and...
What Are the Most Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in the U.S.?
Posted in Accident & Injury, Drug & Medical Devices, Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on February 3, 2023
Medical mistakes can occur in just about any area of healthcare. In the United States, medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injury, with 1.5 million injuries and nearly 100,000 deaths each year. Some areas of healthcare are more commonly associated with medical errors, and several causes that are seen...
Top Five Myths About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident on January 26, 2023
At Elk + Elk, we understand the sudden, severe impact an unexpected accident can have on your life. Unfortunately, we also know that myths about making personal injury claims have surfaced, causing injury victims to miss out on opportunities to pursue claims against negligent parties. Myth: You Can’t File a Personal Injury Claim Over...
Nearly 25% of Patients Experience Harm in U.S. Hospitals
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices, Health & Wellness, In the news, Medical Malpractice on January 19, 2023
When you go to a hospital, you believe you are being cared for and treated in the best way possible. However, a recent study shows this is not the case. New England Journal of Medicine recently released a report revealing that nearly 1 in 4 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals will experience harm during their stay. The...
Gov. Mike DeWine Signs New Ohio Texting and Driving Ban
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, Community Outreach, In the news on January 12, 2023
Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed a new legislation to help stop drivers from texting while driving. The new bill will take effect in less than 90 days. DeWine mentioned that the law would change the culture around distracted driving in Ohio and help reduce preventable fatalities that come with distracted driving. Texting and driving...
Ohio Fatal Crash Statistics 2022
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident on January 11, 2023
2022 Total Traffic Fatalities in Ohio* 1,165 Leading Causes of Fatal Crashes OVI-Related: 49.6% Speeding: 29.1% Failure to Yield: 11.4% Distracted: 2.9% Deer: 0.4% Counties with the Most Crash Fatalities Franklin County had the highest amount of fatal crashes in 2022, followed by Cuyahoga and Hamilton Counties. Franklin: 118 Cuyahoga: 81 Hamilton: 71 Montgomery:...