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Signs you may have food poisoning

When you purchase food at your local Westlake supermarket or eat out at your favorite restaurant, you expect the food you consume to be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Food poisoning can range from mild to severe and can involve one of many different infections. The symptoms and severity you experience will depend on the kind of bacteria, virus, or parasite that was present in the food.

If you have ingested tainted food, it is important to know what kind of symptoms to look for that may indicate the level of medical treatment you need. In some cases, you may experience very mild symptoms that get better on their own. A more severe case may be reason to visit the hospital as soon as possible. To learn more about food poisoning, read below.

Yes, you can still get medical care days after a crash

After your auto accident, you felt pretty decent. You thought you walked away lucky and didn't have any injuries. It wasn't more than 48 hours later when you realized your error.

After the adrenaline of the crash wore off, you began to ache. Your neck hurt, your head hurt and your chest was so sore it was hard to breathe. Bruising started to develop where it wasn't before and darkened in other places. Now, you're ready to seek medical help.

School time safety: Avoiding pedestrian accidents

School is just around the corner, and that means children are going to be walking to school. For many families, this is a major source of stress. It's never safe enough to send a child on a walking route to school.

While there's no way to guarantee absolute safety, there are some ways to reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents on the route your child takes to school. Here are a few things you can do.

Follow these tips to keep you child safe in the car

As a parent, you will do anything necessary in order to keep your child safe. From purchasing a top-of-the-line stroller to best car seat available, you will go to any length to ensure your child does not get hurt. However, buying the best equipment will not stop an accident from happening. That is why you also need to know how to properly use the equipment.

If you or your child has suffered an injury due to a negligent driver, you may be wondering how to pay for expensive medical procedures or deal with the mental and emotional trauma. Fortunately, an experienced attorney in the Westlake area can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Why child bicycle accidents are different

Let's say you're a 35-year-old man and you were riding your bicycle on a neighborhood street. Absent-mindedly, you rode your bike into the middle of the road in front of a vehicle, and you got seriously hurt.

In this circumstance, it's unlikely you have a viable claim for damages against the vehicle driver. An Ohio court will probably view the situation as if it's your fault and -- hopefully -- you have medical insurance that will pay for your ambulance and medical bills.

Holiday dangers: Cinco de Mayo and drunk driving

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. It's a fun celebration every May 5th, but it does pose some dangers to those who celebrate and to those who don't.

In America, most people celebrating Cinco de Mayo head to Mexican restaurants for themed meals and drinks, but this means there's a heavy influx of people drinking and then getting behind the wheel. While many bars and restaurants will stop individuals from driving if they've had too much, that's not always the case. Sometimes, this means that if you've suffered an injury because of a drunk driver, the restaurant or bar could be liable on top of the driver being liable.

2 reasons boating accidents happen, and tips to prevent them

Boating accidents are often thought of as large-scale events. You imagine the large sea cruiser going under or the Titanic hitting the fatal iceberg. What you don't think of is a small boat with a few people on the water. The truth is that many boating accidents take place on these smaller boats, which have open bodies. The weather is usually good, and the water isn't always choppy or hard to navigate when they happen. Here are two boating accident causes and what you can do to prevent them.

Device to prevent blood clots in lungs caused serious injury

When you undergo a medical procedure to reduce the potential for a serious injury or medical event, you expect that undergoing the procedure will be safer than continuing without it. In many cases, that belief is correct. In the case of a particular brand of vena cava filters, however, a device meant to address one medical condition ended up causing another, more dangerous condition.

Now, the company that manufactured and marketed these products is facing a serious product liability lawsuit from a patient who suffered from serious side effects as a result of a product flaw that wasn't disclosed.

Beer recall highlights issues with defective packaging

Sierra Nevada is a popular brand of domestic bottled beer. Consumers in Ohio have been enjoying a variety of beers from this company for years without issue. Unfortunately for those who enjoy Sierra Nevada beers, the company issued a recall for eight brands of their bottled brews.

The reason for the recall is a manufacturing flaw. As many as one in every 10,000 bottles recently distributed by Sierra Nevada Brewing may have had chips occur to the bottles. The bottle flaw could result in a small piece of the bottle breaking off and settling into the beer. Clearly, that poses a serious risk of injury to those who consume the beer from the flawed bottles.

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