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Elk + Elk Managing Partner Jay Kelley Coaching at Top 40u40 Bootcamp

Elk + Elk Managing Partner Jay M. Kelley will serve as a coach at The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Trial Academy Bootcamp. The entire weekend is dedicated to an interactive experience designed to build confidence within the courtroom. Top 40u40 Bootcamp Friday March 4 – Sunday March 6, 2022 Gaylord Rockies...

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Why Do Truck Accidents Occur?

When long-haul truck drivers hit the road, they are expected to drive up to 11 hours and approximately 500 miles a day. In 2021, a non-truck driver’s number of miles driven equated to around 39 miles a day. With the high mileage and long hours, truck drivers can be exposed to a variety of...

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Common Anesthesia Errors that Lead to Medical Malpractice

For most patients, a procedure requiring anesthesia goes according to plan.  Unfortunately, when emergency rooms, operating tables, or surgical centers get busy, mistakes can happen. Learn more about the common types of anesthesia errors and the injuries caused by them: Common Types of Anesthesia Errors Anesthesia errors often happen because anesthesiologists and other medical professionals… read more

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Sharing the Road with Snowplows

After the recent snowstorms, plow trucks have been working extra hard (upwards of 12 hours a day) to create safe driving conditions for everyone. The long hours and rough weather make room for potential accidents to happen. Keep yourself and others safe when near snowplows by following these tips: Stay out of blindspots –...

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Drivers Beware: It’s Pothole Season

According to AAA, pothole damage costs U.S. drivers an average of $3 billion annually. They can do a surprising amount of damage, ranging from popping your tires to causing alignment issues and even ruining your shocks. Pothole damage can lead to pricey and widespread vehicle repairs. How Potholes Can Damage Your Car AAA published...

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Heart Attack Risks From Shoveling Snow

Cold temperatures and the physical exertion of shoveling snow can be a dangerous combination for anyone, but it can turn deadly if you’re over the age of 45 and have cardiovascular risk factors. How Can Shoveling Cause a Heart Attack? Being outside in cold winter temperatures can constrict arteries and raise blood pressure. Combine...

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Infant Mortality in Ohio

Pregnancy can be an exciting but difficult journey for many mothers to be. Many women experience a safe and healthy birth, but what happens if their worst fears become reality? Based on data from 2019, Ohio experiences an infant mortality rate of 6.89 deaths per 1,000 live births. This rate has been declining from...

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Ohio Fatal Crash Statistics 2021

2021 Traffic Fatalities in Ohio* 1,202 Leading Causes of Fatal Crashes OVI-Related: 45.4% Speeding: 28.8% Failure to Yield: 11.8% Ran Red Light/Stop Sign: 6% Distracted: 2.8% Counties with the Most Crash Fatalities Franklin County had the highest amount of fatal crashes in 2021, followed by Cuyahoga and Montgomery Counties. Franklin: 118 Cuyahoga: 112 Montgomery:...

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Birth Defects: Causes, Types, and Prevention

January is designated as National Birth Defect Awareness Month. Every year, nearly 120,000 babies are born with a congenital disability. This month is dedicated to learning how to prevent birth defects before and during pregnancy and that children born with one can still maintain a full life. What is a Birth Defect? Birth defects...

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Preparing for Winter Storms

As cold weather and winter storms approach, it is important to be prepared for any situation. In 2020, winter storms caused $1.1 billion in insured losses. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to predict winter weather, so preparations must be made for yourself and others. Here are tips for staying safe in both indoor and...

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