Archive | August, 2011

Overview of a Dog Bite Legal Claim in Ohio

August 26, 2011

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For millions of Americans, dogs are loving and gentle companions.  Unfortunately, not all dogs are loving and gentle.  And no dog is loving and gentle all the time.  Any dog can bite if provoked, and some dogs will bite even if not provoked.  A dog bite can be a devastating and traumatic event.  Dog bite […]

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Remember the Children – They Are Priority #1 at All Times!

August 25, 2011

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One out of every two couples marrying will be divorced within ten years, and more than one million children will be affected by divorce in each year. Half of them will grow up in families where parents stay angry at one another. Three in five children will feel rejected by at least one of their […]

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Physical Therapy Malpractice at Ohio Nursing Homes

August 24, 2011

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Most people are aware that doctors, nurses, and nursing homes can be sued for medical malpractice. Physical therapists (PTs) fall into this category, too. Physical therapy is becoming more and more popular as an alternative treatment for nursing home residents. At the same time, the threat of abuse or neglect in while a nursing home […]

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Working Together Program for Unmarried Parents

August 24, 2011

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Over 40% of children in Ohio are born to unmarried parents. Beyond the personal challenges of single parenthood, courts are developing ways for the legal system to work with unmarried parents and their children. Domestic courts in Summit County, Ohio and Stark County, Ohio have developed a program for unmarried parents called “Working Together.” The […]

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Common Sense Tips and Reminders on Preventing Car Accidents

August 19, 2011

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Picture this.  You are peacefully asleep in bed after having a pretty good and uneventful day.  Suddenly, the silence is shattered by the loud and intrusive ringing of the telephone at 3 am.  You jump up to answer it with your heart in your throat and chills creeping up your spine, especially when you fuzzily […]

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The Seven Entrapment Zones of Bedrails in Nursing Homes

August 9, 2011

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In the days before modern technology, bedrails were used primarily as a means of confining a nursing home resident to bed. Today, modern bedrails perform a variety of functions associated with a nursing home resident getting into and out of bed, as well as continuing to perform their standard function of restraint. In fact, a […]

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The Best Interests of the Child—Considerations in Grandparent Visitation

August 9, 2011

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There is a lot of language in Ohio law that refers to “the best interests of the child.” When talking about grandparent’s visitation rights, there are a number of “best interest” considerations that the court must take into account. Any “best interest” decisions have to start with the actual language of the court order or […]

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Grandparent’s Visitation Rights After a Divorce and Adoption by a New Spouse

August 9, 2011

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While a marriage or remarriage of a parent will not affect a visitation order, or the power of the court to modify a visitation order, an adoption can be an entirely different animal, depending on the circumstances of the adoption. In most cases, where there is a divorce, or where the parents never married, and […]

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