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January 2012 Archives

New regulations announced by first lady and medical schools

First lady Michelle Obama recently announced a new part of her "Joining Forces" campaign that will hope to better address a serious injury for those in Ohio and across the country. When an individual experiences a traumatic brain injury, they can be saddled with a lifetime of complications. With her recent announcement, the first lady hopes to prepare future physicians for the long-term challenges.

The "Elephant in the Room". How the economy is affecting the Worker's Compensation program in Ohio.

There has been much talk lately about disabled workers and their struggles in getting back to work. Much of this talk ignores what some have called the "elephant in the room", the great recession, which has resulted in millions of lost jobs. This shortage of employment opportunity is pitting the able against the disabled in the race to find a new job. Clearly the disabled are at a disadvantage in this competition. This makes some to look at trying to change the Workers' Compensation system because of the stress placed upon it by this very competition. In a thriving economy, many more opportunities are available to return to the workforce once they are able to do so. Currently, one may stay in the system longer because those jobs are no longer as readily available.

Some unemployed turn to disability after benefits run out

As unemployment benefits run out for many Ohio residents, some of those workers are attempting to receive new benefits to supplement their income. Social Security disability is available to some of them because they are considered disabled. Others are attempting to apply for the government benefits despite their health.

Some unemployed turn to disability after benefits run out

As unemployment benefits run out for many Ohio residents, some of those workers are attempting to receive new benefits to supplement their income. Social Security disability is available to some of them because they are considered disabled. Others are attempting to apply for the government benefits despite their health.

Investigations show poor government response to brain injurys

As one of the two major wars that the United States is involved in comes to a close, many troops are returning home to states like Ohio. One of the signature injuries sustained by troops during the wars in the Middle East is the traumatic brain injury, and many soldiers are suffering from the effects.

Ohio construction collapse injures three workers

Earlier this month, three workers in Woodville Township, Ohio, were injured after a rebar concrete form they were working on collapsed. The construction accident was serious enough that two of the workers required helicopter transportation to the University of Toledo Medical Center and Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. The third injured worker was hospitalized with less serious injuries after being transported via ambulance.

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