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November 2017 Archives

Resident care concerns in Ohio nursing homes

The issue of elder abuse in senior living communities has been making headlines recently. Earlier this year, The Plain Dealer published an in-depth investigative report addressing issues of sub-standard care and elder abuse in local nursing homes. The series identified Ohio senior living facilities as ranking among the lowest in the country for quality of care.

A push to reduce teen car accidents in Ohio

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, teenagers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than other drivers. Ohio has been taking active steps to combat this statistic. The state has passed a new law affecting teen driving, and a second bill is currently making its way through the House of Representatives.

Minimum insurance coverage in Ohio won't cover the cost of a serious injury

In Ohio, when drivers purchase automobile insurance, state law requires them to purchase Bodily Injury Liability Coverage. The required minimum for bodily injury coverage is $25,000, which is supposed to help cover the cost of injuries resulting when the policyholder causes an accident.

Patients receiving in-home hospice care subjected to neglect

When a loved one receives hospice care, the hope is that he or she will receive the medical, physical, emotional and spiritual care and support needed in their final weeks and days. It is undoubtedly an upsetting time for everyone involved, and hospice services are supposed to make the situation a little less painful.

Family of teen killed at State Fair to file wrongful death suit

Any unexpected death from an accident is heartbreaking, but it seems particularly tragic when the life cut short is a young one. That is what happened to Tyler Jarrell, an 18-year-old high-school student who was killed at the Ohio State Fair while on a popular ride.

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