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December 2018 Archives

Take precautions to limit asbestos exposure in the workplace

Even though this toxic substance is recognized as a carcinogen and is not used as widely as it was in the past, it still exists in many Ohio workplaces. For instance, construction workers who do demolition work could easily find themselves facing asbestos exposure. They and others can take proactive steps to protect themselves from this eventuality since it often causes significant health problems -- at some point in the future.

Truck drivers are not always at fault in vehicle accidents

Anytime people here in Ohio or elsewhere see a crash involving an 18-wheeler, it would be easy to assume that the truck driver caused it. However, big rig drivers are not always at fault in vehicle accidents. Often, passenger car drivers are the ones who end up causing an accident.

Innocent victims often lose their lives in head-on collisions

Like everywhere else, Ohio residents rely on drivers to follow the rules and keep the safety of others in mind as they travel the state's roadways. The sad reality is that many people each year end up disappointed because some drivers fail to do so. In fact, innocent victims often end up losing their lives or suffering serious injuries in head-on collisions.

New report could lead to more asbestos litigation for J&J

Johnson & Johnson has been in the news lately due to claims that its baby talcum powder causes cancer. The company has already spent time defending itself in asbestos litigation, but a recent report could cause a rise in the amount of time J&J will spend in court. The report indicates that the company knew for decades that its product, which is used here in Ohio and across the country, contained asbestos, but did nothing about it and even hid the fact.

Products liability news: Infant ibuprofen recalled

Like other parents in the country, Ohio parents do everything they can to keep their children healthy. When they are not, parents try to make them as comfortable as possible and give them the treatment they need in order to recover. In many households, that means giving infant ibuprofen, but right now, that could put a baby in more danger and lead to a products liability claim.

Alcohol-related car accidents ruin the holiday season

Like others across the country, many people here in Ohio are preparing for the holidays. As they make their plans, attend holiday gatherings and shop for gifts, they could be out and about at all hours of the day and night. Sadly, some will become embroiled in alcohol-related car accidents that, at a minimum, put a damper on the holiday season. In fact, for some victims and their families, things may never be the same.

Food and Drug Administration announces another drug recall

It seems as though 2018 is turning out to be a bad year for people across the country, including many here in Ohio, to be on a blood pressure medication. Already this year, the Food and Drug Administration has announced recalls of medications containing valsartan. The recall was expanded in August. In October, two more recalls were announced of drugs prescribed for the same purpose.

Personal injury issues: Was the other driver too sleepy to drive?

Most Ohio residents lose sleep periodically for a variety of reasons. Most of them would not even think twice about driving thereafter, even though it may be dangerous to do so. If a lack of sleep plays a significant role in an accident, it could be used in a personal injury claim to establish negligence on the part of the sleepy driver.

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