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Ohio man's family sues Cabela's for wrongful death

According to news sources, the family of a man who was murdered in 2016 has filed a lawsuit against Cabela's for wrongful death. The 21-year-old man was killed by a man who is now 69 years old. The older man was convicted of murder and is currently serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole at the Richland Correctional Institution.

The complaint was filed by the family in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas. Cabela's reportedly sold the black powder gun that the older man used to shoot the 21-year-old man. The older man had a prior conviction for a felony assault in 2001. The plaintiffs are arguing that Cabela's should not have sold the gun to the man because he was prohibited from owning firearms.

Preventing infection after a dog bite

Being bitten by a dog can be a very scary and traumatic experience. Whether it was your own dog, a friend's dog or a dog that you never met before, it is important to be on the safe side when it comes to your health and safety and pay a visit to the doctor as soon as possible. While the medical costs of getting treatment are likely to be high, you may be able to make a claim for damages against the owner of the dog that attacked and bit you.

It is estimated that 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, and most of them are children. The initial treatment for a dog bite can be done at home, but there are certain risks associated with such injuries, and if there is a lot of bleeding or swelling, it is even more important to see a doctor right away.

Nursing home residents have a right to emotional care

While we often think about nursing home crimes being related to physical or sexual abuse, as well as neglect such as failing to give residents adequate hygiene care, there can also be subtler but just as degrading types of neglect, such as a failure to provide emotional care. All residents in nursing homes have the right to feel safe and supported, and when nursing home caregivers show a distinct lack of this, it can show its effects in profound ways.

Failure to give nursing home residents the most basic support and emotional care can lead to extremely severe consequences, and residents can experience depression and anxiety because of this treatment. In addition, they can see a deterioration in their health if they are going through such emotional stress and being neglected in such a way.

Signs of a good assisted living or nursing home

It’s a difficult realization when you see that mom, dad, or another elderly friend or family member need more care than they can provide themselves. You want to be there for them, but you can only provide so much time and so many resources. You now face the prospect of helping them find a nursing home or assisted living center to provide basic services.

It's natural to feel a little fear as you make this step. Elder neglect and abuse in these types of facilities seems to be ever increasing. Ask yourself these questions while you tour care facilities with your loved one.

Safety tips for working with heavy machinery

Construction workers are the backbone of society, providing us with safer roads, durable homes and well-built schools for our children. If you work construction, you know you are putting your life at risk while working dangerous and hazardous jobs.

Many injuries occur on the job each year and you know better than anyone that proper safety begins and ends with the decisions you make. Heavy machinery is one of the many dangers used for various projects. Machinery in the workplace can be a great benefit when used properly and safely.

The most dangerous construction site risks

There have always been risks associated with construction sites, and while construction site safety has improved significantly in the state of Ohio over the years, fatal and serious accidents still happen. Therefore, if you are a worker on a construction site, it is important that you take the time to learn about the best ways to avoid accidents.

As a construction worker, it is likely that you have heard of the "fatal four": the four main causes of death and serious injuries on construction sites. If you have been affected by the risks of the fatal four, it is important that you know your rights when it comes to getting compensation for the damages that you suffered. Workers' compensation can help to cover the wages that you lost as a result of needing to take unpaid leave during recovery time, and the medical bills that you needed to pay as a result.

Inspection into duck boat accident to see if rules were followed

Some people in Ohio may have heard of a duck boat accident that resulted in the death of 17 people, 11 of them from the same family. Among the dead were five children.

According to a Coast Guard official, an investigation will look into whether Coast Guard rules were violated. The Coast Guard issues an inspection certificate that specifies a wave height and wind speed that means a boat cannot go out on the water.

Your rights after an Ohio car accident

After being involved in an accident, it can be confusing to know what actions to take. In general, you should always file a Crash Report with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) when an injury occurred, when there was $400 or more damage done to property or if there was a driver involved who lacked adequate car insurance.

If you wish to take legal action in order to claim back damages, you should make sure that you understand how the law works in the state of Ohio and that you take action in good time.

Loss of companionship car accident claims

Losing a loved one due to a car accident is one of the most difficult things that anyone can go through. The surviving spouse of a car accident victim will suffer in many ways because of something that he or she has no control of. He or she will suffer from an emotional perspective, and this is known in formal legal terms as a loss of companionship or loss of consortium. In addition, the surviving spouse may also suffer financially, since he or she no longer has a spouse to support him or her and the rest of the household.

Because of these devastating losses, there are certain routes that surviving spouses can go down in order to take legal action as a result of their loss. These can help them to get by financially after they have suffered the loss of a loved one.

Study finds link between SUVs and pedestrian deaths

In recent years, drivers in Ohio and throughout the country have made SUVs increasingly popular. However, according to a report from the USA Today and the Detroit Free Press, SUVs may be one of the causes of a rising pedestrian death rate. These vehicles weigh more, which means that they have momentum when striking a pedestrian and can cause significant injuries.

A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2015 found that pedestrians were more likely to die when hit by an SUV than by a regular passenger vehicle. While changes were going to be made to the New Car Assessment Program, the NHTSA does not have a leader in place. Furthermore, opposition from automakers has caused proposed changes to safety ratings to be delayed. However, there are ways that cities can take action without the need for cars to be redesigned.

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