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Residents: Reckless driving is a danger in Columbus

Reckless driving puts everyone at risk on the road. A reckless driver can easily lose control behind the wheel and cause a car accident that injures other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. People who live on East Livingston Avenue in Columbus say they are also at risk even when they stay inside. Ralph Walker described...

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Drivers beware: 'Zoom Zombies' are on the road

Understanding how to use the latest technology is important  — especially for those who transitioned to working remotely over the past year — but doing so and then getting behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous, according to a new study. In a recent report by NBC News, auto safety experts are warning...

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An epidemic of neglect is killing thousands of nursing home residents amid the pandemic

Our West Virginia attorneys discuss a staggering rise in nursing home neglect. Within the last year, nursing home residents across the United States were the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to AARP, nearly 40 percent of deaths linked to COVID-19 occurred in nursing homes. The coronavirus isn’t the only thing killing nursing home...

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How is fault determined in a car accident case?

Few things are more frustrating than being involved in a car wreck and having to deal with insurance company red tape. You may be fully aware that the other driver who hit you acted negligently in the moments that led to your crash. Proving it is a different story. Without indisputable evidence, such as video...

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Truck crashes linked to blind spots

Most semi-trucks are around 72 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, and 13.5 feet tall. They can also weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. when loaded with cargo. The size and length of a semi-truck and trailer can create blind spots on multi-lane roads. Blind spots are areas where the driver of a semi-truck can't see...

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Nursing homes fail to separate COVID-19 patients from other residents

The COVID-19 pandemic is not going anywhere any time soon. Yet, with loosened restrictions, some people have failed to recognize the seriousness of this pandemic. According to an article in Kaiser Health News, this has become evident in many hospitals and nursing homes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have already warned healthcare...

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Nursing home residents at risk of death due to unnecessary use of antipsychotic drugs

Every day, thousands of nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs even though they don’t need them. The misuse of the drugs increases the risk of death for older people living in the facilities. In addition, the nursing homes rarely face any repercussions. Those are some of the conclusions of a new report prepared by...

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Are truck accidents more likely to happen during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life dramatically, even months after the pandemic first arrived. Commerce was impacted in two ways. More people are ordering retail products online and there has been a greater demand for essential products. As a result, people have been relying on e-commerce for "non-essential" items, and local grocery...

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