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Drivers' brains struggle to process early-winter snow, ice

While snow and ice generally creates travel issues, why do motorists seem to handle the road conditions better during late winter than early winter?

According to one psychology expert, Ohio drivers must actually relearn how to drive in winter weather every year. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater psychology professor David Havas explains:

"Snow and ice change the sensory-motor dynamics - and your brain needs time to learn (or relearn) them. Very often, the world changes faster than the brain learns, creating a learning lag."

While this psychological phenomenon helps explain why the first snowfalls each winter seem to bring out the worst instances of driving, it does not change things in the legal realm.

Neck and spinal cord injuries: An ugly side of sports

People who play sports, whether they play in youth leagues, school leagues, community leagues or for leisure, are at risk of developing sports-related neck injuries. The chance of these injuries occurring when playing is greater if proper equipment isn't available or if proper safety guidelines are followed. Our Ohio readers might be interested in learning some information about why trying to prevent these injuries is so important.

What are some possible neck injuries possible from playing sports?

Symptoms of severe traumatic brain injuries

A mild traumatic brain injury can lead to a variety of health concerns, including some that can last for the rest of a person's life.

With a severe traumatic brain injury, the end result is even more serious. This can result in permanent neurobiological damage that changes a person's life forever.

What are dram shop laws in Ohio?

Being hit by a person who is driving drunk can cause serious injuries. In some cases, drunk accidents might lead to death. If you are injured in a drunk driving accident or if a loved one is killed, it is possible to seek compensation for the damages caused by the accident. In Ohio, it is possible to hold the drunk driver responsible in civil court. It is also possible in some cases to hold the vendor of the alcohol or the social host liable for the accident. Our readers might be interested in learning more about these "dram shop" laws.

What is the purpose of dram shop laws?

What are spinal cord injuries?

Some people understand the severity of any type of spinal cord injury. Others believe this is in the same category as a back injury. While there is no denying that some spinal cord injuries are more serious than others, any type can change a person's life forever.

A spinal cord injury can result from motor vehicle accidents, acts of violence and abuse, falls and sports injuries among other circumstances.

What should Ohio residents know about concussion-related injury?

In some of our blog posts, we have discussed people who suffered from head injuries in an accident. Some people might suffer more than one concussion in their life. When this happens, and sometimes when a person only suffers from one concussion, other conditions might occur. Our Ohio readers might like to know about some of these conditions.

What is convulsive motor phenomena?

Ebola malpractice-death lawsuit settled out of court

Last month, we discussed the potential medical malpractice lawsuit involving a death of a Texas man infected with Ebola. The victim's family members ended up bringing a malpractice lawsuit against Texas Health Presbyterian hospital and it was recently settled. Although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, the resolution was probably a good compromise between the two parties.

Texas medical malpractice laws are hospital- and doctor-friendly, making it extremely difficult for patients to recover compensation even when they receive substandard care. Further, state laws cap the damages amount. The victim's family would have only been able to recover a maximum of $250,000 in damages if it prevailed in court.

Ohio Truck Accidents: Don’t be responsible

Ohio truck accidents are entirely too common. Some of these are caused by truckers, while others are the direct result of a mistake made by the driver of a passenger vehicle.

If you are driving on the roadways throughout the state of Ohio, you will likely be surrounded by trucks and other large vehicles on a regular basis.

2 injured, 1 killed in head-on Ohio car accident

Keeping control of a vehicle and ensuring you are driving in a safe manner are duties of all drivers on the roadways. When drivers fail to do either of those things, tragic accidents can occur. Recently, an accident on SR 132 in Batavia, Ohio, claimed the life of one woman who was a passenger in a car that was hit by a truck.

The accident happened when a 47-year-old man driving a Chevrolet truck drifted off the right side of the road. He tried to get back into his lane but ended up crossing into oncoming traffic. The truck was then struck by a Saturn car driven by a 19-year-old woman. Her passenger, a 24-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The consequences of weight-loss surgery gone wrong

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, has become extremely popular in recent years. Operations such as the gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding have been advertised as safe and effective for patients struggling with obesity.

Unfortunately, there are serious risks often downplayed during a surgeon's consultation with the patient. Sometimes, avoidable medical errors leave patients disabled for life, as one man recently learned.

According to his malpractice lawsuit, the 275-pound man consulted a surgeon, Dr. Kim, about gastric bypass surgery. The patient decided to proceed and scheduled an operation. However, Dr. Kim had colleagues perform the surgery and they botched it, forever changing the patient's life.

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