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Akron Personal Injury Law Blog

Dangerous driving behaviors

As we age, we sometimes gain perspective and perhaps even wisdom. We often gain an appreciation for the value of life that we sometimes took for granted in the carefree days of youth.

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that a significant percentage of our nation’s young people regularly engage in risky behavior while they’re behind the wheel or with friends who are driving; risky behavior that far too often results in car accidents and serious injuries.

Victim of medical negligence? You are not alone

Patients have a reasonable expectation that the doctors and nurses who treat them have already met high educational standards, will stay abreast of changes in the medical field, and ensure that patient safety is the top priority. Too often, however, that expectation is not met, and patients suffer serious injury because of medical negligence.

In Ohio, there are specific rules that place a significant burden on patients seeking to hold a negligent doctor to account. For example, before a patient can bring a medical malpractice claim, the patient must get an affidavit from another doctor saying that medical malpractice likely occurred. Ohio law also limits the amount of damages a medical malpractice plaintiff can recover, so it is important to have an experienced lawyer assess your case and work to maximize the amount you receive.

Paralyzed patient able to walk again after breakthrough surgery

A new surgical procedure may offer patients with spinal cord injuries a ray of hope. British researchers have discovered that taking regenerative cells from a patient's nasal cavity and implanting them above and below the damaged site in the spinal cord can promote nerve cell grown and reconnect severed nerve endings.

The surgery was performed on a Polish man whose spinal column was severed in a knife attack. He was unable to walk prior to the procedure, but now he has regained muscle control and sensation in his legs. With the help of a walking frame, the man can walk again.

Fatigued driving puts Ohio motorists at risk

Most drivers in Ohio understand that drunk driving is irresponsible and puts people's lives at risk, but perhaps fewer people are aware of just how quickly drowsy driving can lead to an accident. Like distracted driving, driver fatigue can be as dangerous as driving while impaired by alcohol.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that an average of about 40,000 nonfatal injuries and 1,550 deaths are due to driver drowsiness. The NHTSA also notes that these kinds of crashes are under-reported.

Police suspect DUI in crash that killed grandfather, granddaughter

An Ohio family is awaiting answers after a fatal two-vehicle collision took the lives of a grandfather and granddaughter. The rear-end collision also injured the grandmother and younger sister of the now deceased little girl. The grandmother was reportedly released from the hospital, but the surviving sister's condition was listed as serious.

The crash happened as the vehicle occupied by the grandparents and grandchildren had come to a stop to turn left. An SUV driven by a 54-year-old man collided with the back of the other vehicle, and police believe that impairment, either by alcohol or drugs, was a factor.

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