Daily Archives: October 31, 2013

Young man killed in truck accident

A 21-year-old man was killed while going home from the downtown Cincinnati post office when the car he was riding in was hit by a semi-truck. Also injured in the truck accident was his brother-in-law and coworker, who was driving. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on I-75 close

Technical issues can cause or worsen surgical errors

The Emergency Care Research Institute ranks technology health hazards on an annual basis, and the 2013 list shows that technology and technical processes can be the source of serious injury in the operating room. From infection control to tired staff, technical processes in facilities in Ohio and through the nation

Seizure drug believed to cause birth defects

Ohio residents may be shocked to know that a recent ruling from a Philadelphia jury decided against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical unit in a lawsuit that claimed the drug Topamax, a seizure medication, caused birth injuries to unborn children. According to the report, the company must now pay $4.02

Ohio women sue government for medical negligence

Two Ohio women recently submitted a medical malpractice claim, naming the federal government as the defendant. Both women lost their husbands due to prescription drug overdoses upon their return from active military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both of the men received prescriptions for powerful painkillers and other medication after

Most kids don’t wear helmets during bike accidents

Bicycle accidents are a major cause of injuries among children in Ohio and nationwide. Such accidents are often the cause of serious Ohio brain injuries. Statistics in one study showed that approximately 89% of all children who get involved in accidents while riding their bikes were not wearing helmets on

Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion

Ohioans who have taken prescription medications know that they can sometimes be difficult to understand take accurately, especially if a medication has a complicated schedule. In times when you’re relying on a physician or pharmacist, you wouldn’t want to think about medication errors taking place, but unfortunately, they do. In

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