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What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?As everyone always says, “We don't care if it's a boy or a girl, we just want our baby to be healthy.” And, after months and months of anticipation, that's usually exactly how it goes—a normal delivery of a healthy infant. However, in a small percentage of births, things unfortunately don't go as planned and your child is not, in fact, healthy. And you want and need answers. What went wrong? When did it go wrong? Could it have been prevented? Who is to blame?

Marc Pera Secures $515,000 Verdict against General Surgeon in Cincinnati

Marc Pera Secures $515,000 Verdict against General Surgeon in CincinnatiCrandall & Pera Law will always fight on behalf of those who have sustained serious injuries because of medical negligence. That is why we are proud to announce that firm co-founder Marc Pera has obtained a $515,000 medical malpractice verdict against a General Surgeon in Cincinnati on behalf of the family of Monica McKnight. Before going to trial, the defense offered our client nothing.

Hair Dye, Nail Polish, and Tattoos: Safety in Pregnancy

Hair Dye, Nail Polish, and Tattoos: Safety in PregnancyStudies have shown that the use of hair dyes and styling products during pregnancy results in very little of the product being absorbed into the skin if there are no open sores on the scalp. Therefore, if you are pregnant and have no open areas on your scalp, it is unlikely that such products will cause harm to your unborn baby.

Can Medical Marijuana Ease the Opioid Epidemic?

 Can Medical Marijuana Ease the Opioid Epidemic?According to two recent studies, medical marijuana may be chipping away at the opioid problem in the United States. Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long held the belief that the plant is a lower-risk alternative to opioids, and can relieve chronic pain. However, those on the other side of the issue claim that marijuana could actually encourage opioid use and possibly make the epidemic worse. Let's take a look at the study.

Bootleg Cab Driver Flees from Roebling Bridge Crash...or Did He?

Bootleg Cab Driver Flees from Roebling Bridge Crash...or Did He?The story which confused authorities for several days involved an injured pregnant woman and serious damage to a famous landmark. But now they know the truth, and a Cincinnati man has been charged for his role in a crash that forced the months-long closure of the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Demarko D. Page, 24, of Cincinnati, faces three misdemeanors—falsely reporting an incident, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license, and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

Flu Season Not Over Yet, Officials Warn

Flu Season Not Over Yet, Officials WarnEven though we're celebrating spring and the end of flu season, the number of cases of influenza B is actually on the rise, medical professionals say. Most of the severe cases of flu we saw this season were a strain of influenza A, according to the CDC, but people are more recently being diagnosed with influenza B.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 April is Distracted Driving Awareness MonthFor most of us, driving can be a leisure activity. Maybe not that sitting-in-traffic daily commute, but lovely weekend drives to admire local scenery, or just to get the car out on the open road in some nice weather. However, a pleasure drive can turn downright dangerous when confronted with hazards like distracted drivers, which is why we always need to remain vigilant behind the wheel.

Combine Distracted Walkers with Distracted Drivers and Get Deadly Accidents

Combine Distracted Walkers with Distracted Drivers and Get Deadly AccidentsYou have most likely seen them, people who walk with their heads down, eyes glued to the screen of their smartphone as they navigate the bustling sidewalks and streets. "Petextrians," as they are affectionately called, are engaging in what the National Safety Council calls distracted walking. Distracted walking accident injuries are on the rise, as you might have guessed. In 2017, there were nearly 6,000 pedestrian fatalities, according a Governor's Highway Safety Association report. The NSC warns that Americans are losing their focus on their surroundings and placing themselves in danger.

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