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August 2018 Archives

Commercial Motor Vehicles: Brake Safety Week is September 16 – 22

Commercial Motor Vehicles: Brake Safety Week is September 16 – 22Here in Kentucky and across the country, trucking safety violations pose a huge risk to others on the road. If a truck driver or company fails to maintain their fleet properly, a driver may be unable to stop their vehicle in the event of an emergency or bad weather conditions. And the consequences of being involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer can be devastating, considering the size of the truck compared to the size of a passenger vehicle or motorcycle.

Youth Sports, Concussions, and Brain Trauma

 Youth Sports, Concussions, and Brain TraumaSports programs have important benefits for kids—improving fitness and coordination, developing teamwork and people skills. However, many popular sports can put children at risk for traumatic brain injury, typically in the form of concussions. Because children are young with developing brains, they are more prone to concussion damage, and studies show that people who suffer concussions at a young age have an increased risk of suffering a second one later.

Baby’s Health and Size

Two important things in your prenatal period are your baby's health, and your baby's size. An important indicator of the baby's health can be ascertained though an ultrasound where they take a wand, and put some jelly on your stomach, and use ultrasonic waves that are able to measure all areas of your baby – from arms, legs, heart, and brain. That usually occurs at twenty weeks. If you have any concerns about that ultrasound, or later in your pregnancy, do not be afraid to ask your OB to repeat it later during your pregnancy.

What is a Uterine Rupture?

What is a Uterine Rupture?Having a baby is typically an exciting and hopeful time in a person's life. Millions of women in the United States give birth every year to healthy babies with no serious medical issues. Unfortunately, that's not the case for everyone, as a small percentage of women do experience complications.

What Should Your OB Evaluate in the Prenatal Period?

When you’re pregnant, your OB/GYN should be monitoring you closely, too. There are three conditions in particular – gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and Group B Strep – that can lead to serious complications if they are not diagnosed and managed during your pregnancy. We have created these short videos to help you learn a bit about them.

Gestational Diabetes


Stephen Crandall Recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law in Cleveland by Best Lawyers in America

Congratulations, Steve Crandall, on Being Named Best Lawyers in America “2019 Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Negligence Litigation! Crandall & Pera Law, LLC is proud to announce that founding partner Steve Crandall has been recognized by his peers in the 25th Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, for his work in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs. But the biggest (and best) news is that Steve has been named the 2019 Lawyer of the Year as the top litigator in Medical Malpractice Law in Cleveland! This is also the second time Steve has won this award for his expertise in medical negligence law.

About Best Lawyers


Best Lawyers uses a methodology that is annual, national/regional and practice area based. The recognition is entirely peer review-based on a consensus opinion of the leading lawyers within a geographic area and legal practice area, about the professional abilities of their colleagues. Those names are vetted in a peer review process and eligibility process that has been the industry standard for 30 years. The results are then released, and the names of the newly recognized lawyers are published in print and online.

Speeding Truckers Likely Engage in Other Unsafe Driving Practices, Study Says

Speeding Truckers Likely Engage in Other Unsafe Driving Practices, Study SaysSmartDrive Systems, a company specializing in video safety and transportation intelligence, recently released the results of their latest survey—the SmartDrive SmartIQ Speeding Drivers Snapshot for Truckers. The Snapshot aggregates data from their database of over 200 million driving events, which helps fleets understand the risks associated with speeding, and underscores the opportunities to make their fleets safer and improve efficiencies.

I’m Pregnant! Now What?

Congratulations on your new pregnancy! There’s nothing as exciting as adding a new family member, and nothing more extraordinary than meeting your child for the first time. If you’re like most new mothers-to-be, though, you probably have a lot of questions. Here, we’re aiming to answer a few of them for you. We invite you to watch these short videos, to help you in the initial stages of your pregnancy.

How do you select a good OB?


Doctors Abusing Same Day Surgery Centers for Profit

Doctors Abusing Same Day Surgery Centers for ProfitSome surgeons have opened surgery centers, which they own under another corporate name, where they perform risky and major surgeries. This allows the surgeon to not only make money on the surgery, but also the anesthesia and all post-operative nursing care, too. While patients are given a form to sign recognizing this arrangement, most do not realize they are lining their surgeon’s pocket as well as having surgery that should normally be performed in a hospital setting, at a surgery center.

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