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Auto wreck in Ohio kills parents and toddler

Whenever drivers of passenger cars have to share the roadways with big rigs, they will be vulnerable. The sheer size of a tractor-trailer leaves occupants of cars with little chance of survival in the event of a collision. Such an auto wreck that involved a car and a large truck recently claimed the lives of a toddler and her parents in Ohio.

According to an accident report, the crash occurred in Preble County on a recent Tuesday. Authorities say a tractor-trailer driver disregarded a red traffic light. Reportedly, it struck two other cars before crashing into the car carrying the parents and the child.

Alleged medical mistake results in additional $26,000 surgery

Whether in Ohio or anywhere else in the nation, doctors go through years of training and, consequently, charge high prices for the medical services they provide based on their area of expertise. Patients everywhere rely on this knowledge to ensure their well-being. A medical mistake can prove costly, and not just in terms of money; patients' health and even their lives are often at stake.

In another state, a woman recently filed a lawsuit alleging just such a medical mistake. Following a surgical procedure, she was supposedly informed by health care professionals that she was cancer free. Sadly, this was not the case. She filed a complaint in August, alleging medical malpractice and negligence in an attempt to hold the responsible parties accountable for their egregious error.

Ohio stepped up patrols to prevent impaired driving over holiday

The Labor Day holiday signals the unofficial end of summer, and as such, many gather with friends and family to celebrate. Unfortunately, along with the food and fun, party goers often indulge in alcoholic beverages and then decide to drive home. Ohio police stated their intentions to increase their presence to help prevent impaired driving accidents.

Last year, law enforcement made nearly 750 arrests for operating a vehicle while impaired. There were also a reported 15 fatal accidents that were attributed to either drunk driving or lack of safety restraint use. Officials announced that enforcement patrols would be increased over the Labor Day weekend in an effort to save lives.

Jury decides that baby powder is a dangerous product

Over the past few years, a once beloved product for families with babies has been ruled a hazard by juries, and victims have been awarded compensation in the millions of dollars. The makers of the product have denied that their iconic brand is a dangerous product and have stated their intentions of appealing the most recent jury verdict. However, Ohio families may benefit from learning more about the item at the center of the recent lawsuit.

Families have trusted Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for well over a century. The product was first marketed as a remedy for diaper rash for infants as early as 1894. The product was also advertised as a personal hygiene product for women. The recent lawsuit was filed by a woman who claimed to have used the product for more than 40 years. She alleges that her ovarian cancer was the result of using this powder. 

Ohio man to serve 36 months for fatal drunk driving accident

Possibly one of the biggest milestones in a typical teenager's life is the day he or she earns the privilege to drive. While most teens are elated by their new freedom, parents likely alternate between pride and fear that a serious accident will befall them. One Ohio family's worst fears came true last year when their daughter was killed in a drunk driving accident.

The 64-year-old man who was behind the wheel that fateful evening recently had his day in court for sentencing. The wreck occurred in March 2016. The victim, a 17-year-old high school junior, had pulled her vehicle off the side of the interstate when it became disabled. The driver of an approaching vehicle failed to stay in his travel lane.

Woman files suit against restaurant for slip and fall accident

After slipping on an unknown substance, a woman is suing the owners of the location where that substance was found. According to the report, a woman suffered a slip and fall accident while she was walking on a common property. She filed suit against the people who owned and managed a business on that property almost two years later. Although this incident did not occur in Ohio, similar premises liability suits happen regularly throughout the state.

The woman's accident took place in August of 2015, and the suit was filed in July of 2017. The accident took place at a restaurant, and that establishment has been named as a defendant, along with a Town Center Company and the business that owns the restaurant. According to the woman's complaint, the floor of the restaurant has not been thoroughly cleaned and tended to be slick. 

Hospital agrees to settlement in medical malpractice birth injury

A young boy was recently awarded a $4 million dollars in a lawsuit against the doctor who was blamed for birth injuries to the boy's brain. Soon after, the city-owned hospital where the boy was born agreed to a settlement in the medical malpractice case. Birth injuries such as this happen far too often in Ohio and in other states.

The child, who will be 12 years old soon, allegedly suffered brain damage during his birth because the doctor and hospital staff made several crucial mistakes. Although it was clear that the baby was too large for his mother's birth canal, the doctor reportedly did nothing to prevent complications. He apparently did not order or offer the mother a cesarean section or any other option. 

Product recall for coffee that acts like Viagra

After discovering that its coffee had a hidden ingredient, one company has decided to take its product off the shelves. A product recall has been issued for the coffee, which is said to give those who drink it a boost that is similar to that of the drug known as Viagra. This product is sold online and is thus available to consumers in every state, including Ohio.

The New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natura Herbs Coffee was found to have a substance known as desmethyl carbodenafil in it. This substance is similar in nature to the active ingredient in Viagra, sildenafil.  A warning about coffees that contain this ingredient was disseminated by the Food and Drug Administration last year because the coffee can interfere with medications for high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The consumption of the product has to potential to lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Tragedy At Ohio State Fair

Wednesday, July 26, marked the start of the Ohio State Fair where, each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather to celebrate, eat, visit exhibits and go on rides. Sadly, this year's opening day was the scene of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one individual and resulted in the serious injuries of several others.

On Wednesday evening around 7:20 p.m., a popular ride called the Fire Ball malfunctioned. Eye witnesses describe hearing a loud sound and then terrified screams as a section of the ride appeared to break apart, flinging riders several feet into the air.

Potentially poisonous kids makeup considered dangerous product

A popular clothing store that caters to tweens and young girls has stopped the sale of one of its makeup products and launched an internal investigation. The company known as Justice made the decision after deadly ingredients were reported by a television station that labeled the makeup as a dangerous product. Justice is based in New Albany, Ohio.

As the report states, a television station from another state sent samples of the company's makeup to a lab in order to check for any substances that were not listed on the label. The Scientific Analytical Institute claimed to have found asbestos, along with heavy metals such as chromium, barium, lead and selenium. The lab's director told the television station that the makeup should be treated as a poisonous substance because that is exactly what it is.