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May 2020

Autopsies and Wrongful Death in Ohio

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-20T17:51:33+00:00May 18th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

Cleveland Wrongful Death Lawyers Under Ohio law, the coroner’s verdict creates a rebuttable presumption that establishes the medically accepted manner and mode of death for legal purposes.  In most instances, however, an autopsy is not performed, so no formal coroner’s verdict is issued.  In those cases, the Death Certificate establishes the formal cause of death.  [...]

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Wrongful Death from Workplace Exposure to Covid-19

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-20T14:24:21+00:00May 4th, 2020|Wrongful Death|

Wrongful Death Lawyers Wrongful death claims arising out of COVID-19 or coronavirus infections pose new questions for wrongful death lawyers, personal injury lawyers and workplace injury lawyers.   However, some general legal principles apply. Generally, any injury that occurs in the course of employment is covered by Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws.  The workers’ compensation law bars [...]

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March 2016

Wrongful Death Lawsuits and Autopsies

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-03T22:27:06+00:00March 14th, 2016|Wrongful Death|

When a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another, the surviving members of the victim's family may sue for the victim’s pain and suffering and for “wrongful death." A lawsuit for wrongful death in Ohio may only be brought by the personal representative of the victim’s estate and may require an autopsy [...]

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August 2015

Traffic-Related Wrongful Deaths on the Rise

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-03T22:21:40+00:00August 18th, 2015|Car Accident, Wrongful Death|

Traffic-related wrongful deaths are on pace to be the highest since 2007, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In Ohio, 499 traffic fatalities occurred during the first half of 2015 alone, a 17% increase from last year.  That is 76 more deaths than 2014, only six months into the year.  It has gotten so bad that the Ohio [...]

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June 2015

Wrongful Death or Brain Injury Due To Drowning

By Howard Mishkind|2020-01-21T21:33:33+00:00June 9th, 2015|Wrongful Death|

Wrongful death cases arise under Ohio law when an individual or business is negligent and the negligence results in death.  Personal injury cases arise when the negligence causes an injury.  Today, I would like to talk about injuries, including brain injury, and death that arises out of drowning and near-drowning. The common misconception is that [...]

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