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Medical Malpractice Among Top 5 Causes of Death in the U.S.

According to a 2016 Johns Hopkins study, medical malpractice deaths are the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study’s authors define medical errors as those caused by inadequately skilled practitioners, errors in judgment, inad… Read More
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How to Prove Negligent Ma…

How to Prove Negligent Maintenance in an Ohio Trucking Accident Case

Large trucks and 18-wheelers, just like any car or piece of machinery, need routine maintenance. Because the stakes are high and the consequences of a truck accident can be catastrophic, trucking companies are required to inspect and maintain tractor… Read More
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Inmates Have Rights — A Cleveland Jail Death Lawyer Can Help

As Black Lives Matter protests take place across the country and we collectively mourn the death of George Floyd and others who died at the hands of law enforcement officials, we are reminded that people who have been placed under arrest and people w… Read More
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What To Do When a Truckin…

What To Do When a Trucking Accident Causes Wrongful Death

When a commercial vehicle like a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or large flatbed collides with a passenger car, the results can be catastrophic. When someone is killed because the driver of a commercial vehicle was negligent, the family of the deceased driv… Read More
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Outpatient Surgical Cente…

Outpatient Surgical Centers Offer Convenience and Savings, But at What Cost?

Since their introduction in 1970, having surgery at a same day surgical center has become increasingly common. During the 10-year period from 1996 to 2006, the frequency of surgery at same day surgical centers increased by 300%. The popularity of out… Read More
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Failure to Provide Emerge…

Failure to Provide Emergency Room Examination May Be Medical Malpractice

Emergency departments are the front lines of medical care. They are where people should be able to go when they need life-saving care, regardless of race, ethnicity, or whether they have health insurance. The belief in the importance of emergency med… Read More
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Pharmaceutical Malpractic…

Pharmaceutical Malpractice and How a Lawyer Can Help

Pharmaceutical malpractice occurs more often than people realize. Pharmaceutical drugs play a crucial role in our healthcare system, and we rely on them to control pain, prevent disease, and correct organic functions. They are powerful drugs that can… Read More
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Big Pharma Battles Ohio Attorney General in Prescription Opioid Lawsuit

Some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are fighting a prescription opioid lawsuit that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed in response to the number of deaths in this state, cleveland.com reported in September. With 2,106 opioid o… Read More
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Ohio Survival Statute

The Ohio Survival Statute

What is the difference between wrongful death and a survival claim? Unlike wrongful death, a survival claim is filed on behalf of the person who died, not the surviving family members. Any proceeds of the judgment go into the decedent’s estate… Read More
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What is Wrongful Death

What Is Wrongful Death in Ohio?

Wrongful death is a legal cause of action that can be used to obtain compensation when someone dies as a result of the negligence of others. This cause of action addresses the general type of situation when an individual is killed and leaves behind l… Read More
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