Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Stringent Malpractice Laws Continue to Harm Injured Ohioans

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 31, 2015 10:31:41 AM

If you think medical malpractice lawsuits in Ohio are out of control, think again.  Medical malpractice insurer Diederich Healthcare has released its annual Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, and once again Ohio ranks among the states in which it is least likely that a medical malpractice victim will be fairly compensated for his or her injuries.  Ohio’s per capita payout, the total paid out per person residing in the state, ranks 44 out of 50.  With damage caps, restrictive lawsuit initiation procedures, and a tight statute of limitations, Ohio medical malpractice laws favor negligent medical professionals by making it difficult for those injured victims to recover the settlement or verdict they deserve.  Any notion that Ohio medical malpractice lawsuits are out of control is nothing but skewed media hype.

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Who Pays the Expenses in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 28, 2015 3:17:11 PM

Any Cleveland personal injury lawyer will tell you that maintaining a personal injury lawsuit can be expensive.  Even the most straightforward slip-and-fall injury cases or motor vehicle accident lawsuits can require thousands of dollars if brought to trial.  With complex cases like medical malpractice or product liability lawsuits, the significant costs of investigation, review, and retention of experts frequently send the cost of litigating a tort case into six figures and beyond.

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What is Negligence? Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys Explain the Basics

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 27, 2015 10:29:00 PM

On this blog, we talk a lot about negligence.  Whether discussing medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home injuries, or most any other personal injury topic, we are really just talking about a specific variety of the same thing: negligence.   Ohio personal injury law allows injured victims to recover compensation when their injuries were caused by someone—a driver, a doctor, or perhaps even a business—who was negligent.   To prove a negligence claim, though, a plaintiff will have to prove each element of his or her negligence case against the defendant.

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Cleveland Auto Accident Attorneys Caution Local Drivers to Prepare for Accidents

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 21, 2015 9:24:05 PM

Only days ago, the Cleveland auto accident attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA warned residents of Cuyahoga County about the dangers of March driving.  Unfortunately, our warnings could not have been more timely, with a recent spate of Cleveland-area motor vehicle accidents demonstrating just how dangerous this month can be for travelers.

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Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers: Why “Clear-Cut” Personal Injury Cases are Rare

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 19, 2015 11:51:05 AM

As Cleveland personal injury lawyers, we have dedicated our practice to representing those who have been injured by the negligence of others.  Motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, nursing home injury—regardless of how you or a loved one have been injured, we are here to help.  But, even if you do not choose the experienced trial attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA to represent you, you should still contact a personal injury lawyer even when you believe you have a “clear-cut” case that can be settled with insurance.  Because the truth is there are rarely “clear-cut” personal injury cases.

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Takata Airbag Recall Update: Lawsuit Alleges January Death

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 12, 2015 1:51:09 PM

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March a Dangerous Month for Ohio Car Accidents

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 8, 2015 3:13:46 PM

As Cleveland car accident lawyers, we take pride in not only representing those injured by driver negligence but also in raising traffic safety awareness.  For example, many Ohio drivers do not realize that January and February are the safest driving months of the year in terms of fatalities and injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents.  Accidents that result in property damage remain high during the first two months on the calendar, but the slow speeds and overall cautiousness of drivers in snowy conditions are two factors that lead to lowered injury and death rates.

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Ohio Product Liability Lawyers: Childcare Product Recall Alert

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 7, 2015 11:21:43 PM

Earlier this week, Dream on Me issued a recall of approximately 13,000 bassinets due to a potential suffocation hazard.  The defective product, labelled for sale as The 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle, was sold through major online retailers Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com, ToysRUs.com and Kohls.com. 

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Fire at Cleveland Senior Living Facility Leaves One Dead, Several Hospitalized

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Mar 3, 2015 10:29:58 PM

Last week, an overnight fire at Alpha Housing Estates, a Cleveland senior residential complex, left one person dead and several more hospitalized for smoke inhalation.  While details of this tragedy are still being probe, fire investigators have confirmed that the building was not equipped with a sprinkler system.  Had the proper fire safety equipment been installed, this tragedy—like so many others—may have been preventable.

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Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents: Can You Sue the Bar that Served the Drunk Driver?

Posted by Michael Jagunic on Feb 26, 2015 10:06:49 PM

According to M.A.D.D., only about one of every two thousand motor vehicle “trips”—a single instance of driving from one location to another—is driven by someone who is under the influence.  At first glance, this figure may not seem so bad.  But the shocking truth is that the seemingly small .05% of individuals driving under the influence is responsible for nearly a third of traffic deaths each year.

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