Some may say that certain businesses across the country, including some here in Ohio, continue to try to keep victims from receiving the compensation they deserve. Even for those involved in or contemplating asbestos litigation, their path to restitution for illnesses resulting from exposure to this toxic substance could get more challenging. The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into allegations of fraud as it pertains to victims receiving settlements from trusts set up by companies whose aim is to limit their monetary liability.
In Ohio and elsewhere, drivers do not always make the best decisions behind the wheel. They often make mistakes that sometimes lead to car accidents. When that happens, their passengers could pay the price for putting their trust in them and suffer serious injuries.
Different people here in Ohio and across the nation have varying opinions on the company called Monsanto. Of all of its business dealings, the company gained fame by making an effective weed killer that people began purchasing in the 1970s. The problem is that the company's most famous product, Round Up, contains toxic materials.
The last thing you expected to happen when you woke up that day was to end up in an Ohio hospital suffering from serious injuries. You got there because a large, heavy 18-wheeler slammed into your vehicle. Now that you are home and working on your recovery, you may wonder what you can do to obtain restitution for the financial losses already incurred and those you will incur in the future. You know that people before you have done the same after suffering injuries in truck vs. car accidents, but you may not know where to begin.
Many people here in Ohio and across the country take prescription and over-the-counter medications that they believe to be safe. The Food and Drug Administration recalled two of those drugs prescribed for high blood pressure this year. The fact that these recalls affected a large number of people created an opportunity to remind consumers what to do if a recall is issued or they suffer ill effects from a medication.
People rely on Ohio's emergency responders to protect them, tend to their wounds and save their lives. The problem is that sometimes, the emergency responders are the ones that create the danger those innocent people face. Emergency vehicles sometimes cause car accidents on route to calls, and some of them are fatal.
Last year, the federal government announced that the addiction and abuse of opioids had reached epidemic and dangerous proportions across the nation, including here in Ohio. In an attempt to combat this crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created a strategy involving five key points. Whether the plan actually reduces the number of drug injuries from these narcotics remains to be seen.
They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words. That may not be truer than in some vehicle accidents. The state of the wreckage can often tell the story regarding what happened to the occupants of the vehicles involved.