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Seek legal guidance if you're injured in a diving accident

Swimming pools can be dangerous places. Most people associate the primary dangers of pools with slips and falls or accidental near-drownings. In reality, diving accidents can cause the most traumatic injuries someone can suffer in a pool.

The worst part is that you don't even have to take a dive off a diving board to end up injured in this kind of accident. All you have to do is be in the wrong spot in the water when someone else dives in without looking. The next thing you know, you -- and maybe the diver, as well -- are suffering from a catastrophic spinal cord injury.

Ohio's fight against pedestrian deaths

Pedestrians in the United States are increasingly at risk for serious injury and death as the result of accidents with vehicles -- and Ohio is taking note.

Dayton, in particular, is studying the issue after a series of accidents in which pedestrians were killed. All in all, there have been 717 Ohio pedestrians killed between 2013 and 2018, with the number climbing steadily over time. In 2013, only 88 walkers in the state were killed and 2,262 were injured. In 2018, 133 walkers were killed and almost 15,000 were injured.

Types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are among the most catastrophic events the human body can endure. Victims and their families need to learn as much as they can about the spinal cord to understand their treatment options, ask the appropriate questions of their doctors and know what to expect for the future.

Here are some of the basics:

Domestic violence leads to high rate of traumatic brain injury

“Invisible signs,” such as forgetfulness, lack of emotional control, struggling to concentrate or fainting are often unrecognized when linked to brain injuries. Due to many domestic survivors suffering repeated hits to the head and strangulation, these side effects are long lasting brain trauma caused at the hands of the abuser.

On behalf of a study performed by The Ohio State University, 81% of women who suffered domestic abuse have endured a strike to the head and 83% endured strangulation. Women between the ages of 18 to 34 experience the highest rate of abuse at the hands of a partner.

Legionnaires' outbreak leads to wrongful death lawsuit

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a new, multi-million-dollar medical facility has led to a wrongful death lawsuit in Ohio.

A 75-year old woman died shortly after being diagnosed with the disease, which was spread through bacteria in the Grove City hospital's water system. Out of 16 people who contracted the disease, she was the only one to pass away.

Trench collapse dangers in the Ohio rains

It's been very rainy in Ohio this spring -- and that poses special dangers for construction workers who are excavating or digging in trenches.

Trench work is an exhausting part of the construction process -- but highly necessary for many crews when they're laying or repairing pipes. At any given moment, however, workers have to take into account the site's proximity to other areas, the vibration and movement of vehicles and machinery nearby, the type of soil they're working in and -- of course -- the amount of water content in that soil.

Your doctor could be liable for missing the signs of stroke

When someone suffers a stroke, their brain is abruptly deprived of the blood, oxygen and other nutrients it needs -- and brain cells can die within minutes. Timely treatment is essential. With the appropriate care, much of the damage from a stroke can be halted or even reversed. When that care is delayed because of a misdiagnosis or overlooked symptoms, however, the results can be catastrophic.

In 2014, researchers led by a specialist from Johns Hopkins Hospital noticed a disturbing trend after analyzing the government data available on stroke victims. Who you are may have as much of a chance of affecting your ability to get appropriate treatment for a stroke as anything else.

Look out for these 3 workplace injuries

The workplace can be hazardous to your health -- but have you ever wondered what you should fear the most?

While each different kind of workplace has its own unique hazards, workers' compensation claims reveal the three most common on-the-job hazards today's employees face:

Should Ohio teens wait longer to get their licenses?

Recently, Ohio lawmakers have proposed House Bill 106, which aims to increase how long teens have to wait to get their license after their permit and add additional parental supervision time at later hours.

This new proposal has drawn mixed reactions. Many believe it to be unfair considering how early teens could get in other states while others consider the dangers that teens face and cause while they are on the roads. While the bill isn’t passed yet, parents of upcoming teenage drivers should consider the benefits and downsides of their children getting their licenses at such an early age before the driving test is taken.

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