Is a Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 20, 2015 11:44:27 PM

For many people, the phrase “medical malpractice” calls to mind images of operations gone wrong or patients receiving an incorrect prescription.  While these instances of medical negligence certainly fit the definition of medical malpractice, they are not the only types of errors that cause patients serious injury and wrongful death.  Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are among the most common and the most dangerous instances of medical malpractice.

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ODPS Releases 2014 Ohio Traffic Crash Facts Report

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 16, 2015 2:47:08 PM

The Ohio Department of Public Safety this week released the 2014 Ohio Traffic Crash Facts, the Department’s annual report of state traffic accident statistics.  While the latest report does not appear to contain any alarming changes from previous years, it does indicate that Ohio motor vehicle accidents continue to increase steadily over time.  Total Ohio crashes rose in 2014 to 282,368, up from 269,079 in 2013. 

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Airbag Defect Lawyers Report: Chrysler Recalls 2,408 RAM ProMaster City Cargo Vans

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 11, 2015 11:23:16 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the recall of 2,408 RAM ProMaster City vehicles manufactured between November 6, 2014 and March 17, 2015, due to a dangerous manufacturing defect.  The 2015 vehicles, manufactured byFiat Chrysler Automobiles, come equipped with federally mandated side airbag “curtains,” but the improper installation of the curtains can prevent the side airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.  Drivers and passengers are at risk of serious personal injury or death in the event that a defective airbag does not deploy; therefore, owners should cease use of the affected vehicles and contact the manufacturer for necessary repairs.

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3 Myths About Ohio Workplace Accident Lawsuits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 9, 2015 10:22:58 PM

No matter where you work, there is always the potential that work-related injuries may occur.  While many workplace accidents occur in industrial settings like construction sites, fracking sites, or automobile factories, a large number of on-the-job injuries also occur in offices, schools, and retail stores.  Because almost anyone who is employed may, at some point, need to consider filing an Ohio workplace accident lawsuit, it is important to separate the myths from the truths about workplace accident lawsuits.

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What Should I Bring to My Consultation with a Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyer?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 4, 2015 10:15:01 PM

When someone schedules a consultation with a Cleveland personal injury lawyer, chances are that they or a loved one recently suffered a serious injury.  The aftermath of such a trying experience can be frightening, frustrating, and confusing.  But, by following the below guidelines for what to bring to a personal injury consultation, individuals can help ensure that their personal injury claims are resolved as quickly and favorably as possible.

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Ohio Product Liability Lawyers Investigating Can-Am Spyder Injuries

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 2, 2015 2:19:30 PM

Following the recent recall of more than 5,000 Can-Am Spyder motorcycles, Ohio product liability lawyers Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA are investigating potential claims involving defective Can-Am vehicles.  The recall, which covers the Can-Am Spyder RT 2013, cites engine overheating issues that can cause the defective vehicles to catch fire.  While the recent recall is limited to 2013 models, there have been several prior Spyder recalls.  In fact, last year federal safety regulators began probing 2008-2014 Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles following similar reports of the vehicles catching fire.

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Cleveland Nursing Home Lawyer: Short-Term Patients Face Long-Term Risks Due to Nursing Home Negligence

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Apr 27, 2015 9:21:32 PM

A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services highlights a disturbing truth that Cleveland nursing home lawyers have known for years: short-term nursing home patients are falling victim to nursing home negligence at an alarming rate.  The report, released by the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, found that approximately 22% of Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities on a short-term basis (<35 days) suffered significant harm as a result of their care.  With more than 1 in 5 short-term nursing home residents suffering injury due to negligent care, it is an unfortunate reality that selecting the right nursing home may be a matter of life and death.

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Ohio Product Liability Lawyer Report: Trek Recalls 998,000 Bicycles

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Apr 23, 2015 9:31:00 PM

Ohio Product Liability Lawyer Investigating Trek Bicycle Injuries

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Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorneys: When Is It Too Late To Sue?

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Apr 20, 2015 9:27:34 PM

For a variety of reasons, victims of medical malpractice often delay speaking to a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney about filing a lawsuit.  Dealing with the pain and frustration of an injury caused by a physician or surgeon’s negligence can be extremely difficult.  Finding the time, energy, and right attorney during this time of immense stress can seem impossible.  Similarly, in instances where medical or surgical malpractice leads to a loved one’s wrongful death, there are so many matters to deal with that speaking to an experienced Cleveland medical malpractice attorney seems like something that can wait until things settle down.

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Will My Personal Injury Lawyer Represent Me in Negotiations with My Own Insurance Carrier?

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Apr 7, 2015 8:43:10 PM

Dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating.  Following a motor vehicle accident, the headache of a combative or aggressive adjuster can exacerbate an already traumatic experience.  And, for many personal injury victims, the experience is all the more difficult because the adjuster involved works for the victim’s own insurance carrier.

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