Maybe it happened like this: You took your toddler over to visit your mother. Her dog has always been good with children; but during a confusing moment, it gets anxious about the child petting her too hard. The dog then bites the child seriously enough that you need to take your child to the hospital for medical attention resulting in high medical bills. Though his or her injuries will heal, your toddler may remember what happened to them -- even have nightmares about it -- that can leave lingering emotional stress in addition to a physical scar.
For children, playing in the snow is a fun part of winter. As a parent or caregiver, when they head out you also want them to be safe and protected. If you're not right there with them when they're playing, there are things you can teach them to reduce the chance of injury.
Whether you suffer an injury, big or small, due to a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, a dog bite or anything in between, there is a chance you have a personal injury case on your hands. Someone else may be accountable for your injury and you may be able to receive compensation for it.
Being bitten by a dog can be serious for anyone, particularly children. Since children are smaller they may suffer more damage from a dog bite than an adult. There have even been cases where children have died following a dog attack. The best way to avoid being bitten is to stay away from dogs, but that's not realistic for many people. Children like to pet dogs, and having a pet can bring a lot of joy in life. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk.
Though perhaps hard to imagine several years ago, today, social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a main form of communication for many. Few people who use the internet have not opened a social media account. A report from the Pew Research Center, found 74 percent of adults who are online have such accounts. That report was based on information from January 2014 and since then it is likely that even more people have signed up.
Some families in Ohio and elsewhere arrive at a state in life when an older family member takes up residence in a nursing home facility. Most care facilities operate under strict regulations and protocol, designed to protect residents and provide the highest level of appropriate long-term care. In a recent case, managers and owners of a facility have been accused of hiding nursing home negligence and abuse.
Whether circumstances involve a private home in Ohio or a professional assisted living care arrangement, those who are responsible for the physical and medical care of the elderly should be aware of certain symptoms which might suggest that loved ones are not being properly cared for. Elder abuse and neglect is an ongoing problem in the United States. A recent article offered information regarding the most common signs of elder mistreatment.