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Unexpected car crash can cause fear and confusion

People are told to drive defensively and prepare for the unexpected. When driving in Ohio a person can keep an eye on the drivers in his or her vicinity and try to be prepared for any eventuality. But when a car unexpectedly veers into a person's lane, defensive actions may not be possible. An unexpected maneuver like that may be almost impossible to prepare for. Such was the case in a recent car crash near Toledo.

A car was heading north on a local roadway when it veered into traffic and collided with another vehicle. That car burst into flames. The occupants were rescued from the burning vehicle by good Samaritans and then waited for help to arrive.

Investigation Reveals Faulty Food Practices At Chipotle As Reports Of Illnesses Rise

The number of Powell, Ohio Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant patrons, affected after eating food at the restaurant grew and now is slightly over 700 victims according to the Delaware County General Health District. The outbreak signals that despite spending millions of dollars on food safety measures at its restaurants, there are likely remaining issues with the chain's food handling practices.

Food products can be defective, too

When it comes to product defects, the first things that come to mind might be mass produced goods. Many may remember the national Tylenol recall of 1982, prompted by product tampering that killed seven people. In 2014, General Motors recalled 30 million cars due to faulty ignitions that resulted in 124 deaths. And then there's the Takata air bag recall that continues today.

Prepared foods might not rise swiftly to the surface as a source of possible product defect, but headlines in recent days show it's a threat to not take lightly. 

Cooking spray can be a dangerous product

Cooking is a task carried out many times a day in homes all across the country and in Ohio. While accidents happen, most people exercise caution and care in the kitchen to prevent injuries. Most people wouldn't expect a can of cooking spray to be the cause of a serious accident and probably wouldn't view it as a dangerous product.

A woman from Cincinnati was seriously burned when a can of cooking spray she was using exploded. She is suing the manufacturer after the product exploded while it was near her stove. The explosion caused severe burns and physical deformity as well as pain and suffering.

Failure to prescribe antibiotics results in medical malpractice

Preparing for the birth of a child can be one of the highlights of a young couple's early married life in Ohio. While no one can guarantee the successful outcome of every pregnancy, those in the medical field are expected to do their best to act in the best interest of the mother and her unborn child. In a recently decided case, a hospital was ordered to pay $1.36 million in a medical malpractice decision.

A young woman with a history of kidney stone issues went to the hospital complaining of pain in her right side and discomfort from a urinary tract infection. The hospital discharged her but did not prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection in spite of the patient presenting with an elevated heart rate, nausea and fever. The next morning her fever was higher and she was taken to the emergency room where she was admitted and treated for sepsis.

Motorcycle plus drunk driver results in drunk driving accident

Summer is in full swing in Ohio and people with summer vehicles are on the roads enjoying them. Motorcycles are among those vehicles. Some cars sport bumper stickers that bid other drivers to be on the lookout for motorcycles. As they are smaller and more maneuverable, they can be harder to see and can seem to appear out of nowhere. This can lead to a tragic drunk driving accident.

A motorcycle being driven by a gentleman from Massillon was traveling east on a local roadway around 10 p.m. on a recent evening. A car, driven by a woman from Canton, was turning into a driveway. The car struck the motorcycle and the impact caused the motorcycle to overturn. The gentleman on the bike was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Surgery cripples child and results in a medical malpractice suit

The human body is an amazing organism. When one thinks of all of the things that the human body is capable of, it is truly astonishing. Sometimes the body suffers an injury that requires major intervention from medical professionals in Ohio. When this intervention goes wrong, the consequences can be devastating and can result in a medical malpractice case.

A 10-year-old girl needed spinal surgery to correct a spinal curvature. The surgery was done to relieve compression along her spine. The intention was to accomplish this by placing rods along her spinal column. The young girl awoke from surgery with weakness in her extremities and also a lack of bowel and bladder control.

Pulling out of a driveway results in a fatal car accident

People see signs that say, 'Caution Hidden Driveway.' How often do people actually pay attention to those signs and exercise caution in Ohio? A car accident that occurred recently in Union Township points to the seriousness of the need to pay attention to such signs.

It was 10:20 p.m. as a person was pulling out of their driveway onto Route 56. The person coming out of the driveway was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. As the car pulled out it was struck by a 1998 Ford Ranger headed northbound.

Ordered medical tests not done can result in a medical mistake

When a person goes to a medical facility in Ohio for tests, he or she expects that the recommended tests will be done. On occasion, other tests may be suggested, and the patient typically signs a form allowing for the test. Failure to perform recommended tests could result in a medical mistake being made. Such is the case of a gentleman who was recommended to have an HIV test done. He was experiencing facial paralysis and was considered at high risk for HIV as he was gay and had worked as a paramedic.

The internist who examined him recommended the HIV test, and the patient consented. The neurologist consulting on the case disagreed that the patient was a high risk. As a result, the physician did not perform the test and had it cancelled. The patient was not informed of this.

A young man's death blamed on a defective product

July 4 is rapidly approaching and it brings with it thoughts of all things American -- hot dogs, apple pie and sports. Few will argue that youth sports are not beneficial to young people. Participation in sports in Ohio teaches teamwork, good sportsmanship and perseverance. None of this should happen at the cost of a child's safety. A recent case charges that a defective product was at fault in one such instance.

An area father is suing a football helmet manufacturer in connection with his son's death. The boy started playing football when he was 8 years old and continued through high school. The young man was on a fishing trip when he experienced a seizure, fell overboard and drowned.

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