In Cleveland and all across Ohio, an effort has begun to reduce the amount of prescription painkiller theft and abuse in nursing homes. It is the responsibility of these facilities to prevent this sort of nursing home abuse, and report it when it is discovered. When this doesn't happen, patients of these facilities who need those medications to maintain their health may be unable to receive proper care.
Many parts of Ohio have the unique experience to share their roads with the Amish. Their horse and buggies travel at much slower speeds, and are much less protected than traditional motor vehicles from the dangers of an automobile accident. While Amish buggy drivers have a responsibility to obey traffic laws concerning their vehicles, other drivers have a responsibility to travel safely around these vehicles as well.
With the recent passing of the Fourth of July, many Ohio residents might find themselves with extra backyard fireworks and the temptation to extend the celebrations in the days and weeks ahead. However, Ohioans are warned to avoid use of these backyard fireworks, as the hot, dry, and windy conditions are prime conditions for fires. With fires, even small backyard fires, serious injury can result.
When a driver runs a red light and causes an accident, the driver could subsequently face civil liability claims for negligence, in addition to any criminal or traffic charges that may apply. Cleveland drivers may have heard of one such automobile accident that occurred on a recent morning, resulting in injuries to at least six individuals. Four of the people were taken to the hospital, with three transferred on to the MetroHealth Medical Center.