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Medical record errors: What to do when you notice one

Anyone who has visited a doctor or undergone a medical treatment knows how much paperwork is involved. Medical providers must be meticulous in their documentation. Failure to do so can have wide-reaching and long-lasting consequences. But the reality is, mistakes are often made on medical records. The patient may not notice the mistake, but...

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Google Street View cars being used to detect gas leaks

Gas leaks are extremely common in the United States. Many gas lines are decades old, and these older pipes are more likely to leak. A gas leak can result in a catastrophic explosion or fire. But even when a gas leak does not result in an explosion or fire, they can still be problematic....

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Toys to avoid giving this holiday season

The last thing people want to do this holiday is spend money on a gift for someone that causes serious injuries – especially to children. Unfortunately, it can and does happen: Every three minutes, a child goes to the hospital with toy-related injuries. As such, avoiding defective or potentially dangerous toys this holiday will...

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What are ‘never events’?

Doctors and nurses often use percentages to discuss the likelihood of certain events or outcomes. And rarely in these discussions will you hear a zero or 100 percent. In any procedure or course of treatment, there is room for risk and miracles, so rarely will people hear guarantees when it comes to health care....

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How to manage the financial fallout from an auto accident

By William J. Price Auto accidents create debt instantly. As a victim, you could have to pay for medical bills and damage to your car, all while being forced to take time off of work to recover. The biggest expenses - hospital stays, surgery, long-term care, and medication – pile up quickly, creating a...

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Rules for snow removal and how to avoid accidents this winter

Ohio residents are preparing for the cold, snowy and icy conditions expected this winter. Whether that means staying warm inside or digging out the snowshoes and skis for some outdoor fun, it also means brushing up on the rules of snow and ice removal from sidewalks and roads. (more…)

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The dangers of settling your injury case without talking to a lawyer

By William J. Price A careless driver crashed into your car. Your injuries sent you to the hospital and kept you out of work for a month. You ask the driver’s insurance carrier to begin paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses their client caused. There’s a good chance they’ll tell...

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What are traffic clumps, and why are they dangerous for new drivers?

Driver’s ed teaches new drivers the basic skills for responsible driving. A temporary permit allows new drivers the chance to get driving experience. But new drivers still lack experience behind the wheel. One common traffic scenario that may be challenging for new drivers to navigate is traffic clumping. (more…)

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This Thanksgiving, beware of drunk drivers

If you are like millions of other people across the country, you are gearing up for a road trip on Thanksgiving. Whether this trip is across the country or across the city, it is important to be mindful that certain hazards increase during the Thanksgiving holiday. The most dangerous, perhaps, is the increased number...

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How safe are electric scooters?

Over the past year or so, electric scooters have surged in popularity. Just two months ago, the manufacturer of one popular scooter, Bird, announced that about one year since launching, 10 million rides had been taken. Unfortunately, scooter-related accident and injury numbers have also surged. And consumers are fighting back. (more…)

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