Food Poisoning Cases Highlight the Dangers of Contamination

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 3, 2015 9:04:30 PM

According to the Center for Disease Control, every year approximately one in six Americans will experience a foodborne illness.  As recent high-profile cases show, those responsible for causing foodborne illnesses and food contamination may face legal consequences for their actions.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Crash

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 2, 2015 9:02:20 PM

Since the start of this blog, we have posted a number of articles suggesting the best course of action to take in the aftermath of an Ohio motor vehicle accident.  Both on the scene and in the weeks or months after a traffic crash, taking the proper steps can help injured victims protect their rights and streamline a potential monetary recovery.  But, along with the list of things to do, there are certain things that injured parties in many cases should not do.

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Citing Potential Engine Failure during Operation, Major Auto Manufacturer Recalls 470,000 Sedans

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 26, 2015 6:23:38 PM

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publicly posted details of the latest in what is beginning to seem like an endless parade of automobile recalls in the U.S.  While not as large as the high-profile Takata air bag recall or the GM ignition switch recall, this recent recall covers nearly half a million vehicles from one of the manufacturer’s most popular models.

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Safety Reminder: Inspecting Heating Equipment Now Could Save Lives

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 25, 2015 12:36:17 AM

If you are like most people, you probably do not give much thought to your furnace or other home heating appliances until the first cold streak hits.  Given the climate in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio, once we begin using our heating appliances we may continue to need them for weeks or even months at a time.  Unfortunately, dangerous and unsafe heating units can cause serious personal injuries even with limited use, and the long-term use required during a harsh Ohio winter only increases the risk to you and your family.

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Nearly One Million “Fixed” Nissan Airbags May Still Be Defective

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 19, 2015 9:33:24 PM

Last year, automobile manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc. recalled approximately 990,000 vehicles due to a dangerous airbag defect.  Now, after Nissan attempted to fix the defect with only a software update, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether the manufacturer has in fact remedied the auto defect.

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Who Can File a Class Action Lawsuit?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 16, 2015 9:45:55 PM

Many, if not most, Ohioans have heard the term “class action lawsuit.”  Some may have even received a portion of settlement proceeds from a class action lawsuit without any direct involvement.  Few people outside of the legal profession, though, understand that class actions can develop from the willingness of one individual to stand up against the fraud or other wrong perpetrated by a corporation against consumers or other businesses.

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How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Evaluate My Case?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 12, 2015 10:03:12 PM

On this blog, we frequently discuss what will happen after an individual has retained a personal injury lawyer.  These topics are important, but it is also helpful for individuals to understand—at least on a very basic level—the types of things that a personal injury lawyer may consider when determining whether any action should be taken to seek compensation for a personal injury victim.  Below, we discuss the three broad areas that an Ohio personal injury lawyer will likely consider when evaluating your case.

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Ohio Department of Health Releases 2015 Ohio Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 10, 2015 10:32:12 PM

Recently, the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health released the 2015 Ohio Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, an annual report detailing the pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths that occur in Ohio each year.  For most women and their families, pregnancy, childbirth, and the first months of having a new child are a special and joyful time.  Tragically, though, many families endure unspeakable loss as the result of negligent medical care.

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Bicycle Recall Alert: Trek, Huffy, and Cannondale Models Pose Hazards to Riders

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 5, 2015 4:38:23 PM

In less than two weeks, three major bicycle manufacturers have announced recalls of popular bicycle models due to known defects.  Here is the breakdown:

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Can Hackers Cause Car Accidents?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 2, 2015 11:20:30 PM

By now, readers of legal blogs—and, particularly, personal injury blogs—have seen numerous speculative pieces concerning the potential risks and legal consequences of self-driving cars.  Self-driving cars and trucks are big news right now, and undoubtedly will impact both the way we travel and how we compensate injured parties following accidents.  But with successful  driving records, widespread regulatory approval of self-driving cars still years away, and public trust in the technology likely even further out, self-driving cars do not currently pose a substantial risk to most Americans.  Connected cars, however, do.

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