Depression is a largely visible disease, and even family members and friends of individuals who suffer from it are often unaware of its damaging effect on their loved one. People in Ohio and across the country turn to treatments such as talk therapy or prescription drugs in order to seek relief. While many of these approaches may work, a common antidepressant, Zoloft, may not be as safe as most believe it to be. Sadly, drug injuries from pharmaceuticals can even worsen some people's depression.
Ohio residents who have been negatively impacted by the effects of asbestos exposure may wonder what legal rights they have and if obtaining compensation is a possibility. In truth, it may be possible to file legal claims against asbestos companies, employers and others believed to be responsible for the exposure and any residual effects. However, asbestos litigation can be complicated and something that probably shouldn't be attempted alone.
Ohio residents who would like to stop smoking have probably tried a number of smoking-cessation products. There are several over-the-counter and prescription level treatments that have been proven to help, but the safety of one prescribed treatment in particular is facing scrutiny from safety advocates. The Food and Drug Administration has recently been petitioned by five different advocacy groups to expand warning labels on the anti-smoking drug Chantix.
No matter where you look these days, a myriad of products are considered to be health and/or safety risks. Known as hazardous materials, these items can cause a lot of problems if not used, transported or discarded properly. What actually qualifies as hazardous materials and what can Ohio residents do if they are injured or lose a loved one due to exposure to these materials?