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August 2014 Archives

Ohio man killed in ambulance accident

A 56-year-old man died when the ambulance that he was riding on veered off Interstate 71 South near the Route 13 exit near Mansfield on Aug. 15. Investigators say that the ambulance then crashed through a guardrail and rolled over several times after going down an embankment. The man was ejected from the ambulance and died from blunt force trauma. According to police, the 30-year-old driver of the ambulance said that she was on her phone at the time of the accident.

Motorcyclist killed in Ohio accident

Law enforcement sources report that a two-vehicle accident in Plymouth Township around 3 p.m. on Aug. 18 left a motorcyclist dead and another driver injured. Ohio Health Med Central in Shelby pronounced the motorcyclist dead from injuries he sustained in the accident. The driver of the car had to be extricated from her vehicle before medical personnel were able to airlift her by helicopter to Grant Hospital in Columbus.

Driver allegedly does not remember crash

An Ohio driver who allegedly caused the death of a couple from Indiana has claimed that she does not remember the crash or the events leading up to the incident. However, a recently released surveillance video shows that the woman drove onto lanes of traffic on Ohio 73 from Township Line Road without stopping at a stop sign. The car accident occurred in Clearcreek Township on July 22.

Trends in misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis is defined as diagnosing a patient with the wrong disease or condition or diagnosing a patient with the correct disease or condition after it has already become a threat to the patient's overall health. Despite the efforts to hinder these types of mistakes, misdiagnosis is still a tremendous issue in the medical community in Ohio and the rest of the United States. The cases of medical malpractice filed over the years continue to deal with the same major areas of medicine. Infections, cardiovascular disease and cancer are often misdiagnosed.

Multi-vehicle crash on Ohio bridge leaves 6 injured

Ohio residents may have heard about an Aug. 2 multi-vehicle crash that injured several people on a bridge connecting Cincinnati and Covington. Reports say a semi-truck was crossing the Brent Spence Bridge southbound in the right-hand lane when an SUV allegedly turned sharply in front of the truck in an attempt to exit at 5th Street. The 18-wheeler struck the SUV and pushed it off the upper portion of the bridge onto the lower portion, resulting in a chain-reaction collision involving a total of eight vehicles.

1 killed, 3 injured in head-on collision in Ohio

A head-on collision in Montville Township left one person dead and three others injured on Aug. 3. No charges had yet been filed while police continued to investigate the incident.

Ohio head-on collision leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Local news sources report that a head-on collision accident in Montville Township around 10:22 p.m. on Aug. 3 has taken the life of a 16-year-old Bath teenager, left two others with injuries serious enough to be considered of a life-threatening nature and one driver with other serious injuries. All three injured parties were transported by medical helicopters to nearby hospitals for emergency medical treatment.

Important details a doctor may not share voluntarily

Ohio patients may find that they often rely on physician information as they make healthcare decisions, but it is important to consider the details that care providers may withhold if not asked. Simply asking a few questions may greatly improve the chance of successful treatment.

Ohio I-90 wreck leaves 2 injured

A serious accident occurred on Interstate 90 at about 10:45 a.m. on July 29 near Sheffield Township. Reports say a westbound driver of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix struck another vehicle that was also traveling in the same direction. At that point, the 25-year-old driver of the Grand Prix lost control and crossed the grassy center divider between the opposing traffic lanes. He then collided head-on with a Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 21-year-old man.

Woman's files suit against doctors for delayed diagnosis

A medical malpractice suit was filed in civil court against two Ohio physicians for failure to diagnose a woman with osteosarcoma. Due to a delay in diagnosis, her suit claims the cancer spread to her lungs, reducing her chance of survival. The lawsuit asks for more than $25,000 to cover current and future medical costs. It also claims that the woman suffered pain and permanent injury due to the doctors' negligence.

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