During the summer months in the state of Ohio, many people take recreational boat trips on Lake Erie. While most of these trips are incident-free, unfortunately, accidents have been known to occur, and sometimes boat accidents do end in a person suffering serious injuries or even death.
The state passed legislation expanding the ban on distracted driving beyond just texting while driving. When Ohio police officers pull over drivers, they can ticket those drivers for distracted driving behaviors like talking on the phone, putting on makeup or anything else that takes their eyes off the road. The law goes into effect in late October, and offenders must pay up to a $100 fine or enroll in a distracted driving course.
Watching your loved one struggle with dementia is painful and confusing. Those who suffer from dementia are at increased risk of abuse because their mental abilities are impaired. Indicators of elder abuse may overlap with mental deterioration, but this does not make it less important to listen to your loved one when it comes to potential abuse.
Nursing homes exist with the intention of maximizing the quality of life of elderly and vulnerable people, like those who are suffering from ill health. They should impose regulations and ways of caring that reduce suffering and increase comfort. While in the vast majority of cases, nursing homes manage to achieve just this, vulnerable people may suffer at the hands of abusive or neglectful staff.
According to an infographic report from Forbes Magazine, pit bulls continue to be the most dangerous dog breed in America. The danger that they pose has been documented since 1981, when a raid in Toledo uncovered a pit bull fighting ring.
While many domesticated animals are well-trained and calm under all circumstances, some can present real dangers to people, both in public and at home. Dogs have been known to cause serious injuries and even death when they attack humans. In general, dog owners can be held legally liable for damages caused by their pets.
Everyone in the United States has the legal right to be as safe as possible at work. While not all hazards can be mitigated completely, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to make sure that safety procedures and regulations are enforced in all workplaces.
Two former Ohio nursing home workers pleaded guilty last month to charges in the death of an elderly patient. The 76-year-old woman, who was suffering from dementia, wandered outside on a bone-chilling January night in Pandora.
Ohio residents should know that while cat bites may seem like minor injuries, they can actually lead to serious conditions. The reason for this is that cats make small, deep wounds that seal over quickly and essentially trap the bacteria from the cat's mouth inside the wounds. Cats carry a range of bacteria that can cause tissue infections.