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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?

Employees 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

We 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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Injured over the Fourth of July? Know your legal options

The Fourth of July might be behind us now, but fallout from the holiday could still be ahead for any person who was seriously injured as a result of a celebratory-related accident. More could be on the way, too, as people continue to observe the holiday going into the weekend.

There are many types of injuries that are unfortunately common, especially during summertime holidays like the Fourth of July.

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7 Ways to stay cool at work

There’s no question that the summer heat can be dangerous if you work outside. Construction and farm workers, for example, may spend their whole work day outdoors. High temperatures pose an equal threat to some indoor jobs, such as cooking or manufacturing. Wherever you work, it’s important to avoid getting overheated or dehydrated.

Here are some simple tips to help you stay cool on the jobsite:

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Bicyclists: Is it time to update your equipment?

Did you know that over 80,000 bicyclists went to the emergency room in 2015 for head injuries? Or that 840 riders died in accidents in 2016?

Considering the massive number of people injured or killed while riding a bicycle in the U.S. every year, it is crucial to understand what steps we can take to prevent bicycling accidents and keep riders safe.

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How to get your identity back after falling victim to a scam

Identity theft, phone scams, internet scams and similar practices are very common. Scammers are very good at what they do, and can fool even the most careful of consumers.

Unfortunately, much damage can be done in these types of scams: People can lose a lot of money and sensitive personal information may be obtained. It is advisable for the victim of identity theft or a scam to take immediate action.

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