Cleveland APL Telethon Raises $50,790
Posted in Community Outreach on March 23, 2015
On Friday, March 20, Elk & Elk joined Levin Furniture as the corporate sponsors of the 4th Annual Fur-Get-Me-Not Telethon. [caption id="attachment_3560" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Cleveland APL[/caption] Telethon Raises $50,790 for Animal Protective League The fundraiser, which was hosted by WKYC Channel 3, raised more than $50,000 in support of the Cleveland...
Friends don’t let friends text and drive
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Health & Wellness on April 30, 2013
By Arthur Elk Often, when we talk about peer pressure, it is in a negative light. But peer pressure can have a positive spin, too. In the battle to get teens to stop texting and driving, it appears that peer pressure may be the greatest weapon. According to a new national survey conducted by...
Arthur Elk: ‘Never events’ should never happen
Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 24, 2013
By Arthur Elk In the new Will Smith movie “After Earth,” we see a picture of what the Earth might look like 1,000 years in the future. While it’s fun to imagine what the future might be like, at Elk & Elk, we are here right now to help our clients get their lives...
Texting is deadly, even when it’s hands-free
Posted in Car Accident on April 23, 2013
By Arthur Elk In 2012, more than 6 billion texts were sent every day. Many of those were probably sent by people who were behind the wheel of a vehicle. That’s too many distracted drivers. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 injured in distracted-driving crashes. Most of us probably think that using...
Arthur Elk: Drug approval system often leaves unforeseen victims
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on April 10, 2013
By Arthur Elk Do you worry about taking prescription medications? Probably not. Most of us trust that before a drug goes to market it has undergone rigorous testing. However, sometimes, even with testing, a drug can make it to market with deadly results. Less than a year after being approved, Omontys, a drug used...
Keep your eyes on the road, not your phone: 3-year-old girl hurt by distracted driver
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 9, 2013
By Arthur Elk Did you know that you are 23 times more likely to be in an accident if you are texting and driving? The innocent victims of your reckless behavior could be anyone. Sadly this time, it was a 3-year-old girl. Last month, in a parking lot near a Kohl’s store in Strongsville,...
Arthur Elk: You don’t always get what you pay for
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 29, 2013
By Arthur Elk If you paid $1,500 for a baby stroller, would you worry about it breaking? You shouldn’t have to. But one baby product manufacturer has recalled its stroller that retails for between $900 and $1,600. The Bugaboo Cameleon3 stroller has been recalled because its carrying handle can break and detach, causing a...
5-year-old Akron boy survives hit-and-run accident
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 19, 2013
By Arthur Elk I was horrified to read about a terrible accident that took place last week involving a 5-year-old Akron boy. Joshua Shaw, 5, and his older sister Jadynn, 9, were walking home from Judith A. Resnik Elementary School when the unthinkable happened. Jadynn crossed the street first and made it safely, but...
FDA warns Zithromax can cause deadly irregular heart rhythm
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 13, 2013
By Arthur Elk The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Tuesday that a common antibiotic can cause a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm in some patients. Concerns about azithromycin, sold as Zithromax or Zmax, were first raised last May when a study in the New England Journal of Medicine compared the risk...
Deadly superbugs a major problem in hospitals
Posted in Health & Wellness on March 7, 2013
By Arthur Elk There is a new family of superbugs spreading through U.S. hospitals and health officials are sounding the alarm now, before it’s too late. This class of superbug, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, tends to affect immune-compromised people who are hospitalized for a long time or are living in a nursing...