Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A.
Free Initial Consultations
888-340-5284 216-539-8437

June 2016 Archives

IKEA recalls millions of dressers after 3 toddler deaths

Ohio parents may be aware of the danger that dressers can pose to curious toddlers. Youngsters often try to climb them to reach items on the top, but the dresser could fall on them. On June 27, IKEA recalled 29 million chests and dressers that are particularly prone to this type of accident.

Medication errors prompt standards review

Ohioans who receive medicine in health care facilities may be susceptible to injuries from medication errors. According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, one noteworthy factor in the incidence of such mistakes is the fact that intravenous and liquid oral medications aren't dosed in standardized concentrations. For instance, an emergency room staff that switches a patient off of the IV inserted by an EMT may use completely different drug measurement standards. Similar discrepancies could occur in the operating room or intensive care unit.

Woman brain-damaged from breast augmentation

Plastic surgery patients in Ohio can be at risk for medical errors just like patients who go into surgery for non-cosmetic procedures. An 18-year-old woman who underwent breast augmentation at a clinic in Florida was left permanently brain damaged after the procedure. Now, the woman's mother is talking publicly about what happened to her daughter in an effort to warn others.

Automakers allowed to install defective airbags in new vehicles

While news of defective airbags and auto recalls is probably familiar to Ohio residents, many people might not know that automakers are still allowed to sell and equip vehicles with potentially defective parts. Takata air bags have been linked to 100 injuries and 10 deaths, but four companies are still installing them in new vehicles.