Legislative and Case Law Updates

Cell Phone Usage While Driving In City of Cleveland v. English, 8th Dist. No. 92951, 2009-Ohio-5011 (Sept. 24, 2009), the court upheld a conviction against a defendant under Cleveland City Ordinance 431.34(c) for failure to give full attention to driving. The conviction was upheld based on testimony supplied by the ticketing officer that he observed

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Generic versus Brand Name Prescription Drugs FAQs

What is the difference between generic versus brand name drugs? The difference between generic and brand name prescription drugs is the inactive ingredients. These may include color, shape, taste, preservatives and packaging. Both generic and brand name drugs must contain the same active ingredients, dosage form, concentration, and route of administration. How can you find

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Potential New Way to Report Medical Mistakes

Medical errors and negligence in health care, such as prescription mix-ups, surgery on the wrong body part, and infections, often go unreported by patients each year. But a new federal initiative proposed by the Obama administration plans to address this growing problem. According to a recent New York Times article, consumers will be able to

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Power of Attorney FAQs

What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney (POA) is a document that gives authority or power to a designated person to act on your behalf when you cannot. Is there more than one type of POA? Yes. There are a few types of POAs for different situations. A financial POA allows someone

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How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Most nursing home residents are elderly, with several medical problems that could result in death. So how do you determine if a death is due to care home abuse? Below are conditions that may indicate nursing home abuse or neglect. Pressure sores or bedsores: Pressure sores occur on the bony prominences, such as buttocks and

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Defeating Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Are insurance companies satisfied with the litigation climate post-tort reform? Of course not! Mandatory arbitration clauses contained in many consumer contracts are the latest wave of tort reform storming the beaches. The insurance industry calculates its insureds will fare better with arbitrators than jurors; however, by including these clauses, it denies legal clients their Seventh

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