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Safety in snowy weather: Tips to drive by

Everybody like a snowy holiday season -- until they have to drive in it. Driving on slick, snowy roads can test any driver's nerves -- and it's even worse in the dark.

Weather-related car accidents claim about 6,000 lives every year, so it's important to review some reminders about what it takes to stay safe when you're behind the wheel. Here are the top things you should keep in mind:

Who is liable for workplace injuries involving electricity?

Numerous industries expose workers to all manner of electrical hazards every day -- and electrical injuries can be among the most catastrophic anyone can face. That's why it's so important to understand who is responsible when an electrical injury happens on the job.

The dangers of electricity to the American workforce

Cleveland clinic doctors accused of causing overdose deaths

Did two different family physicians, operating out of the Cleveland Clinic, contribute to the deaths of three of their patients from opioid overdoses?

Their survivors believe so. As such, they've filed lawsuits against the doctors for malpractice and against the Cleveland Clinic for negligence for its failure to properly watch what its doctors are doing.

Ohio is making it easier to ticket distracted drivers

Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents, in Ohio and across the country. The rise of smartphones and car hubs means electronics are pulling drivers’ eyes off the road.

This rise of distracted driving isn’t without consequences. The number of accidents caused by driving while distracted is also climbing. Ohio has taken notice and is making it easier for this dangerous behavior to result in a ticket.

Were you a victim of medical malpractice in Ohio? If so, act fast

Are you the victim of negligence by a doctor or hospital? If so, you don't have a lot of time to consider what action you want to take. If you wait too long, you'll be legally barred from bringing your claim, no matter how seriously you were harmed!

Why all the rush? It's because Ohio's statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is notoriously limited. Many people are familiar with the fact that Ohio grants the victims of ordinary personal injuries two full years to decide if they want to pursue a lawsuit.

How to recognize sepsis

Do you know that the third most common cause of fatalities in the United States is sepsis?

If you didn't, you aren't alone. Sepsis isn't a condition that many people fully understand, despite how common -- and deadly -- it is. Sepsis, which is sometimes called blood poisoning by laypeople, is a body's toxic reaction to some kind of bacterial infection.

Avoid a scaffolding accident with these tips

Scaffolds are essential on many construction sites. They're also incredibly dangerous -- especially when you take into account the fact that falls are one of the leading causes of construction worker deaths.

If you're working a construction job that requires a scaffold, protect yourself from harm with the following safety tips:

How to avoid being a medical malpractice victim

When you have medical issues, you want to be able to trust your medical providers to take care of you. However, it's also important to take care of yourself.

Medical errors happen all the time, so you need to be an active participant in your own health care to keep from becoming a victim. Here are some of the best things you can do to help stop a medical error from affecting your life:

Many wrongful construction deaths come from drivers

It’s no secret that construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs on the market. Any of the slightest signs of weather hazards, equipment malfunction or inexperience can result in a disaster on the site. Even with the increase in safety training and protective gear, there are still hundreds of deaths each year in the industry.

Unfortunately, there are also several occasions where construction workers have more to worry about then their other workers, equipment or the weather. Construction zones in the middle of busy state highways have an immeasurable amount of car accidents every year. Ohio has a frequent problem with these incidents, as it consistently places in the top ten states with the most fatal construction zone accidents.

Lost embryos cause sorrow and lawsuits in Ohio

There's a complicated set of legal questions facing justices in Ohio due to a cryogenic tank failure -- one that happened to be storing 4,000 human eggs and embryos at the time.

The tank was located in the fertility clinic at University Hospital in Cleveland. Many of the eggs belonged to people that hoped to have children in the future -- including women that had stored their eggs away before they submitted to radiation treatments for cancer.

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