Many people rely on medicine to keep them healthy. But when taken improperly, medications can have serious and potentially deadly effects. This is especially true in the case of children, who may access medications that are not properly stored. Continue reading “Safely Storing Medications At Home Can Help Prevent Overdoses In Children”
Holiday 2017 shopping season is just around the corner.
In the coming weeks, millions of Americans will be out and about shopping. Many of those individuals will be shopping at big box stores like Walmart, Target, Ikea, and others. Continue reading “Big Box Store Accidents: Who Is Liable For Your Accident?”
Most people are aware of the safety benefits of seat belt use, yet many choose to forego seat belt use while driving or riding in a car.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to prevent injuries and save lives in a motor vehicle crash. Continue reading “Seat Belt Use Matters”
There is no one cause of the opioid epidemic, which is hitting Ohio especially hard. The issue is very complex.
However, we know that many people become addicted to opioids after being prescribed painkillers. The prescription drugs hydrocodone and oxycodone can be gateway drugs to heroin and fentanyl, among others. Continue reading “Opioids Are Being Overprescribed After a C-Section”
Whether you’re switching to a new doctor or concerned about the care you or a loved one received, complete and accurate medical records play a crucial role in the health care process.
A new definition of these files, proposed by House Bill 172, threatens to give hospitals the power to decide what is, or is not, considered a medical record when a patient’s information is requested. The move could limit patients’ access to their own medical records and present new challenges in legal battles to hold medical providers accountable for negligence and malpractice. Continue reading “Ohio bill threatens to give hospitals power to designate medical records”