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Arthur Elk: More must be done to protect people from dangerous products

By Arthur Elk As a personal injury attorney, I have seen far too many cases of dangerous products injuring or even killing innocent people. Whether it is a vehicle with a dangerous malfunction or a child’s toy that proves to be a strangulation risk or food contaminated by salmonella, there are hundreds of products recalled… read more

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Quick settlement helps client pay medical bills and realize her dream

At Elk & Elk, we are focused on getting our clients and their families the maximum compensation they deserve. Sometimes a client has plans and dreams that go far beyond simple financial numbers. Elk & Elk attorney Gary Cowan recently was able to help his client pay her medical bills and make her dreams come… read more

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Should you stay home if you have the flu?

Are you hesitant to call in sick, even when you are seriously ill? Do you worry that you should go in to work even if your body is telling you to stay in bed? Many of us may feel that we have to go to work, even on days we really shouldn’t. But experts say… read more

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Do you know the signs of a heart attack?

February is a month where we celebrate love by giving our heart to someone on Valentine’s Day. But it also is a month where we raise awareness of how to keep that heart healthy. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. That’s one reason why every year, February is designated… read more

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Falling TVs pose a danger to young children

By Arthur Elk With tax season upon us, you may be considering using part of your tax refund to buy a new TV for your family. If you do, what are you doing with your old one? Putting it in one of your children’s bedrooms? Most of us would never consider a TV as a… read more

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Lorain woman survives train-car accident

By Arthur Elk Did you know that every two hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train somewhere in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were about 2,000 vehicle-train crashes in 2011 causing 271 deaths and about 1,000 injuries. This weekend, an Ohio woman was lucky enough to… read more

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Winter weather causes multiple accidents, closing I-90

By Arthur Elk Whiteout conditions and icy roads caused more than 22 accidents Wednesday afternoon on a 20-mile stretch of I-90 in Northeast Ohio. According to the Chardon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, lanes in both directions were closed at State Route 44 in Concord Township. Hundreds of motorists were stranded for hours… read more

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Arthur Elk: Stay safe on your snowmobile this winter

By Arthur Elk Northeast Ohio was hit hard by snow this week. For many, that means the frustration of longer commutes, dangerous roads and shoveling snow. But for others, the piles of snow mean the opportunity to break out their snowboards or gas up their snowmobiles. More than 2 million Americans enjoy snowmobiling every winter…. read more

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Stryker reverses course on hip systems, recommends patients get checked

By Arthur Elk More than six months after recalling two popular modular hip systems, Stryker is telling any patients with the hips in their bodies to visit their doctor and get tested. In June 2012, the company issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip systems. The company made the move… read more

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Arthur Elk: Energy drinks pose a real health risk

By Arthur Elk In the past four or five years, energy drinks have surged in popularity. I have watched as brand names like 5-Hour Energy, Red Bull and Monster have become part of our culture. The supercharged caffeinated drinks are especially popular among teens and young adults. Unfortunately, the surge in popularity of these products… read more

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