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Medical mistakes cause at least 250,000 U.S. deaths a year

If you had to guess the third most common cause of death in the United States, what would it be? Maybe cancer? Cardiovascular disease? Surprisingly enough, the answer is medical errors. A recent study says that medical mistakes cause more than 250,000 Americans to die each year. Other reports say the number is higher–440,000 deaths due to medical errors.

2 types of nursing home abuse and neglect you should not overlook

Many people in the Cleveland area believe that they do not need to research highly ranking nursing homes as thoroughly as lower ranking facilities. However, you should not rely on ratings alone to determine if your loved one should become a resident. Nursing home abuse and neglect happen in assisted living and nursing homes all over the country. Some of the most heartbreaking cases come from the best facilities. You should not shy away from assisted living if you are no longer able to provide your elderly relative with the care they need. Due diligence is necessary to ensure you and your relative do not make a decision you might come to regret. 

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. 

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. 

Truckers: Your lifestyle might contribute to accident risk

As a truck driver, you are part of a huge national fleet of workers whom others rely on every day to receive shipments on time. This is an old and proud profession, but as you might already know, it can also be a difficult one. You and other truck drivers in Ohio and elsewhere may do well to consider your physical and mental health when it comes to keeping yourself and others safe.

Being smart in construction may save you from an injury

As a construction worker, you may already know that you are working in one of America’s deadliest industries. Hundreds of construction workers across the country, including in Ohio, lose their lives on the job each year. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported 937 fatalities in the construction industry in 2015 alone. You may not be able to prevent all accidents on the job site, but some you can, by keeping safety in mind at all times.

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