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January 2018 Archives

Women: Insist on being informed about the delivery process

If you're pregnant, the odds are good that someone has told you a delivery-room horror story or two already. However, the person who really should be giving you the scary details of your potential experience may not even say a word.

Distracted driving is serious, and not always about texting

When you hear the term “distracted driving,” you probably think about people using their cellphones to send or receive text messages. While texting is still a serious problem on our roadways, it is not the only distraction that leads to crashes.

What to do if you are a pedestrian involved in a hit-and-run

All drivers learn that if they become part of a collision of any severity, they need to pull off to the side of the road to deal with it. Unfortunately, many drivers still engage in hit-and-runs, and you need to file a claim immediately if you ever become involved in one. 

What is the purpose of a medical advocate and do you need one?

If you're suffering from any sort of chronic illness, sudden shift in your health or need surgery, you may need an advocate to keep from becoming one of the thousands of people that are victimized by medical mistakes each year.

Nursing homes would like to downplay many incidents of abuse

If you have to go into a nursing home tomorrow for any reason -- whether you're looking at a short stint following a hip replacement or long-term care -- your odds of being abused might be as high as 30 percent.

Undocumented workers unentitled to workers' compensation in Ohio

In yet another blow to undocumented immigrants, Ohio's House of Representatives approved a new bill that aims to strip them of the right to receive workers' compensation when they've been injured on the job.

Steps to take if you are hurt while riding Uber or Lyft

For many people, using a ridesharing app has become a common practice. Services such as Uber and Lyft make it easy for people to get rides anywhere in their city. In July 2017, Lyft announced that it was officially giving over one million rides a day, a milestone already surpassed by Uber. 

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