Multiple Cleveland House Fires Leave 2 Dead

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 6, 2016 10:07:05 PM

The tragic wave of area house fires continued on Saturday, leaving at least two dead in one day. The fires, both located on Cleveland’s East Side, occurred within hours of each other. The first occurred at approximately 3 a.m., while the second began around 12 p.m. The causes of the blazes are undetermined at this time.

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Topics: house fire lawyer

Women Face High Risk of Misdiagnosed and Undiagnosed Heart Disease

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 2, 2016 9:58:22 PM

As part of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association has designated this Friday, February 5, 2016, as National Wear Red Day. Participants are encouraged to wear red clothes, makeup, jewelry, and anything else that might grab someone’s attention and lead to a discussion about the risks women face from heart disease and strokes.

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Topics: medical malpractice

Listeria Outbreak: How to Tell If You Purchased Potentially Contaminated Salad

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 23, 2016 3:06:17 PM

Ohio has been linked to yet another outbreak of a foodborne illness, this time as the suspected state of origin for a deadly strain of Listeria monocytogenes. Though no infections have yet been reported in Ohio, the product brands linked to the outbreak are distributed throughout the state.

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Topics: personal injury, food poisoning

Are IKEA Products Safe for Children?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 21, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Last week, popular international retailer IKEA recalled more than 3,000 toy drums and drumstick sets due to a potential choking hazard posed by a separable rubber ball component. While no injuries were reported, this seemingly minor recall is the latest in a long streak of IKEA product recalls issued for products that have caused or pose a risk of causing serious injuries to children and infants.

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Topics: child injuries

Second Recall Issued After “Fixed” Chrysler Vehicles Catch Fire

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 16, 2016 3:50:35 PM

Following a 2014 recall of certain model year Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees, Chrysler this week issued a new recall of the same vehicles in connection with faulty wiring in the vehicles’ sun visors—the same defect reported in the original recall. This second recall comes after a government investigation was launched earlier this year in response to reports of electrical fires in vehicles that had purportedly been repaired. Regular readers will remember that this is the second recall repair failure in recent memory, as only four months ago Nissan recalled nearly one million vehicles after the manufacturer’s remedy for an airbag defect did not adequately fix the known issue.

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Topics: auto defects

Ohio Gas Explosion Lawyers - Northfield Home Explosion Kills 4

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 12, 2016 10:36:47 AM

Northfield Home Explosion Raises Questions

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Topics: gas explosion

Choosing a Nursing Home: How One Online Database Could Help Ensure Your Loved One’s Safety

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 9, 2016 11:10:05 PM

Nursing home injuries, both in Cleveland and throughout Ohio, are all too common. As we have discussed in previous blog entries, a third of nursing home patients will suffer injury or death as the result of treatment or medication errors—nearly 60% of which are actually preventable errors. With risks this alarmingly high, it is imperative that families know as much as possible about a nursing home prior to putting the lives of loved ones into a facilities potentially dangerous hands.

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Topics: nursing home injuries

What is Subrogation and How Can It Affect an Ohio Personal Injury Claim?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 8, 2016 10:35:17 PM

What is Subrogation?

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Topics: legal basics

Breville Pressure Cookers Cause Second Degree Burns, 35,000 Units Recalled

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 2, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Vigilant consumers may remember that December 2014 saw coffeemaker manufacturer Keurig recall several million of its home coffee brewers following complaints that the appliances had caused numerous burn injuries. Now, almost a year to the day, kitchen appliance manufacturer Breville has issued a recall for its Fast Slow Cooker, a home pressure cooker that has reportedly caused burn injuries to multiple users.

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Topics: product liability, personal injury, product recalls, burn injury

Ohio Traffic Deaths Rise in 2015

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 2, 2016 1:27:49 PM

2015 saw an approximately 5% increase in Ohio traffic-related deaths over the previous year, according to the State Highway Patrol. The 1,057 confirmed traffic deaths in 2015 was up from 1,008 in 2014 and 990 in 2013. With 42 deaths still under review, the 2015 figure could rise to over 1,100 Ohio traffic deaths.

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Topics: car accidents

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