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Akron Personal Injury Law Blog

Drunk driving, failure to buckle up pose serious risks in Ohio

In 2013, and for the first time in the state's recorded history, the annual number of traffic fatalities in Ohio was under 1,000. The record low is a good sign that multiple public safety agencies are working to protect motorists on our state's roads, but much more needs to be done.

Last year, 990 people lost their lives in Ohio auto accidents. That number is down from 1,122 in the prior year. While we can gauge the safety of the roads in part by looking at statistics, there is no amount of data that can eliminate the immense grief suffered by a single family that has lost a loved one in a car accident.

Ohio doctor found negligent after surgery that took man's life

A serious problem has lately received increased attention in the medical field: poor communication. Members of hospital staff are sometimes reluctant to report issues even when a patient's life may be at risk, and medical doctors often fail to properly communicate with nurses and other team members before ordering a medical procedure. It appears that the supposed hierarchy of medical knowledge in the health care system continues to result in negative outcomes for patients.

That was the claim in a recent jury trial in Ohio. In 2010, after suffering injuries in an auto accident, a 30-year-old man was cleared for facial surgery. Prior to the procedure, he had complained of severe headaches, which nurses noted on his medical record.

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