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August 2018 Archives

EPA changes could cause more people to suffer asbestos exposure

For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has tightened regulations regarding certain substances believed to be carcinogenic to humans. One of those substances is asbestos, but recent changes in the agency's regulations could open the door for the toxic substance to find its way into new products. This means that the potential for asbestos exposure by a whole new generation of people could occur here in Ohio and elsewhere.

Intersections are a primary location for car accidents

Just about every road in Ohio sees crashes at some point. However, intersections tend to have a larger than normal amount of car accidents. This is the place where traffic control devices are prevalent, but some drivers fail to adhere to them. Accidents range from minor fender benders to severe wrecks in which people suffer serious injuries or lose their lives.

What litigation against opioid manufacturers alleges

Pharmaceutical companies have made billions, if not trillions, of dollars providing medication to this country's population. Ill or injured people here in Ohio and across the country take a variety of prescription drugs every day for both acute and chronic conditions. Some medications that were meant for acute injuries turned out to be highly addictive, which has led to an epidemic of addiction that this country may never have seen before. Many believe that opioid manufacturers and distributors caused this epidemic, and some have filed litigation to hold these companies accountable.

Low settlement offers are normal after car accidents

Auto insurance companies are in the business of making money. As such, they are more than willing to accept premium payments, but hesitate to pay out claims after car accidents. When Ohio residents receive a settlement offer after a crash, they should automatically assume that the offer will not be enough to cover all of the financial losses associated with it.

Asbestos exposure could happen to anyone

Ohio residents who work in certain industries already know that they could end up contracting an illness from the substances and chemicals around them on the job. They and their employers take measures to ensure their safety. When it comes to asbestos exposure, this involves numerous steps and precautions that people who don't work around this toxic substance would not know to take.

Car accidents continue to happen despite red light cameras

Local governments continue to look for ways to reduce the number of vehicle crashes that occur in their jurisdictions. Some areas decided to install cameras on their traffic signals that would take photos of drivers who run red lights. The problem is that a study done by Cleveland's own Case Western Reserve University indicates that red light cameras are not decreasing the number of car accidents and may actually increase them.

People can still suffer asbestos exposure even in 2018

How is it that a toxic substance whose use was largely banned decades ago could continue to pose a health risk? Asbestos exposure still occurs even in 2018 because many structures and products used here in Ohio and elsewhere still contain the substance. In many cases, this is because as long as it is not disturbed and becomes airborne, its threat to people is nearly nonexistent. Once disturbed through something as simple as a renovation to something as catastrophic as a fire or explosion, it becomes deadly once again.

Ohio's interstates have too many fatal vehicle accidents

The interstates that run through Ohio carry a lot of traffic each day. With that many vehicles in the same place, it is no wonder that those roads also become the scene of numerous serious and fatal vehicle accidents. The drivers causing these accidents may fall into one or more of three common categories -- drowsy, impaired or distracted.

Multiple vehicle accidents can easily lead to fatalities

Interstates and highways here in Ohio and elsewhere are designed to keep traffic moving. Unfortunately, there are many times when the traffic slows or actually comes to a complete stop, especially in construction zones. One driver's mistake in these areas could lead to multiple vehicle accidents, which could easily lead to fatalities.

Bayer says it will remove Essure from the market after FDA action

Many women across the country, and here in Ohio, know that they are not ready to have children. They use any number of forms of birth control in order to avoid pregnancy. Many birth control devices and medications come with significant risks even with the approval of the Food and Drug Administration. In April, the FDA issued an action for Bayer to restrict the sale of a birth control device it manufactures called Essure because of the risks it poses to the women who use it.

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