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February 2019

Damages Caps in Ohio

By |2019-04-24T18:00:11+00:00February 25th, 2019|Serious Injury|

As a Cleveland personal injury lawyer, I am frequently asked “what is the value of my claim”?  In assessing the value of a personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death claim, one important factor under Ohio law is the non-economic damages caps.  “Damages” is the term that lawyers use to describe all of the harms [...]

March 2017

Trucking Company Liability for a Truck Accident

By |2019-03-18T22:01:42+00:00March 16th, 2017|Truck Accident|

Semi-truck accident investigations are more detailed and involved than routine car accident cases.  When a semi-truck causes a crash, there are numerous documents from the trucking company that must be reviewed to determine the root cause of the accident.  A thorough investigation can reveal facts that enhance the value of the claim and may support [...]

What To Do After A Car Accident

By |2019-03-18T22:01:42+00:00March 15th, 2017|Car Accident|

Car accident season is upon us, as temperatures dip and the snow begins to fall. It is time to expect the unexpected, and prepare yourself for what to do in the event you are involved in a car crash. The first and most important bit of advice is to protect yourself following an automobile collision. [...]

December 2016

Serious Injury on the Job

By |2019-04-24T18:00:10+00:00December 5th, 2016|Serious Injury|

When a worker sustains a serious injury on the job in Ohio, the obvious place to turn for compensation is the State of Ohio’s Bureau of Workers Compensation the “BWC”).  But did you know that other sources of compensation may be available?  Generally, when a worker is injured as a result of his own carelessness [...]

October 2016

Choosing a Lawyer for a Serious Injury Case

By |2019-04-24T18:00:10+00:00October 20th, 2016|Serious Injury|

Choosing a lawyer for a serious injury case can be an overwhelming undertaking.  Disabling injuries can put your entire future at stake.  So, the choice of a lawyer can make the difference between recovering adequate compensation for your injury, or being left to pick up the pieces on your own without adequate financial resources.  A [...]

September 2016

For Attorneys – Informed Consent Claims (Part 1)

By |2019-03-18T22:01:44+00:00September 19th, 2016|For Attorneys|

A common defense in medical malpractice cases is the “known and accepted complication” defense.  In essence, the defense argues that a particular complication arises in a set percentage of cases even when the procedure is performed correctly.  The defense is commonly applied when a patient is injured by a postoperative infection or by damage to [...]

Investigating a Medication Error

By |2019-04-24T18:00:09+00:00September 16th, 2016|Medication Error|

Investigating a medication error as the basis for a medical malpractice claim requires a clear understanding of the way that medications are prescribed and dispensed. Medication error lawsuits typically involve serious injury or wrongful death as a result of an overdose, missed dose, misfilled prescription, administration of the wrong drug, or drug interaction.  A patient’s [...]

March 2016

Industry Standards Applicable to a Truck Accident

By |2019-03-18T22:01:48+00:00March 16th, 2016|Truck Accident|

Regulations and Industry Standards A truck accident is unlike a routine car accident in several ways. There are a number of regulations and industry standards that apply to truck drivers and trucking companies that do not apply to ordinary drivers. One source of regulations is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which governs interstate trucking. [...]

The Effects of Serious Injury on a Spouse-Caregiver

By |2019-04-24T18:00:08+00:00March 11th, 2016|Serious Injury|

Serious injury as a result of medical negligence or a car accident takes a significant toll on a spouse-caregiver or family members who are responsible for day-to-day care of the injured person. The struggle that family members go through can lead to depression, anxiety, divorce and estrangement between family members. The financial costs of caring [...]

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