Payment of Medical Treatment Costs for Work Injuries

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 19, 2018 7:06:00 PM

Unexpected medical bills can be a serious financial burden in any circumstance.  When an injury leaves you unable to work, the costs of medical treatments can seem insurmountable.  Fortunately for Ohio’s workers, if an injury occurs on the job financial assistance may be available in the form of workers’ compensation.

Ohio’s workers’ compensation program allows those injured in work-related accidents to receive temporary or permanent assistance for lost wages.  More importantly for many injured workers, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to cover the pricey medical treatment costs that come from suffering workplace injuries.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Hospital Mistakes: When Are They Medical Malpractice?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 18, 2018 6:03:00 PM

Hospital mistakes happen all the time.  For the lucky ones, hospital mistakes do not result in injury or illness.  But for thousands of patients each year, hospital mistakes cause serious and even fatal injuries and complications.

Not every mistake that happens in a hospital amounts to medical malpractice.  Some mistakes do not involve medical treatment, some do not amount to a breach of the appropriate level of care, and some do not result in injuries.  So how do you know when you should contact an attorney?

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Topics: medical malpractice

Inherently Dangerous Products Can Cause Major Injuries

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 17, 2018 5:36:00 PM

For consumers, inherently dangerous products create a hazardous and often unknown risk of product liability injuries.  We expect businesses, manufacturers, and suppliers to provide safe, reliable, and tested products.  When they cut corners, it is innocent consumers who suffer.

While not all product liability cases involve inherently dangerous products, many do.  Understanding how these products can cause injury—even to the most careful of users—can give you a better idea of the risks greedy and careless companies takes when it comes to the safety and welfare of the public. 

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s product liability lawyers have helped many individuals in Ohio and throughout the country following an injury caused by an inherently dangerous product.  Below you will find information regarding inherently dangerous products and what injured victims can do about them.

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Topics: product liability

Class Action Product Liability Lawsuits: What You Should Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 7, 2018 2:48:56 PM

When manufacturers or suppliers create products that cause the same types of injuries to numerous people, attorneys representing the injured plaintiffs may have reason to pursue a class action claim.  Class action lawsuits against product makers and sellers can be an effective tool for protecting innocent consumers against greedy, negligent, or fraudulent businesses.

But making a decision regarding whether to pursue a class action lawsuit or whether to join an existing class in pending litigation is beyond the expertise of most people injured by defective products.  As a leading product liability law firm, the attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA are here to help.

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Topics: product liability

What to Do If You are Unable to Work After a Workplace Accident

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 7, 2018 1:30:32 PM

Any type of personal injury can leave you unable to work either temporarily or permanently.  When your injury occurs during the course of your employment, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.  These benefits include compensation for lost wages incurred because of your injury, condition, or illness.

If you or your family member suffered an on-the-job injury, time is ticking.  Obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled can be complicated, and filing a claim must be completed according to the rules and regulations set by Ohio law.  Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers compensation lawyers are available now to help you, regardless of where you are in the claim process.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Using Medical Records to Support Your Social Security Disability Claim

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 26, 2018 9:23:49 PM

Supplying insufficient medical records is a major cause of denied Social Security disability applications.  Even people with listed conditions who should qualify for disability with little or no resistance are routinely denied benefits because of issues with records and documentation.

Whether you are considering applying for Social Security disability or you were denied for records-related reasons, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s experienced benefits lawyers are here to help you.  By securing appropriate, accurate records and identifying inadequate or incomplete files, reports, and results, our team can streamline your claim by presenting the most comprehensive picture of your disability.

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Topics: Social Security

Are Lost Wages Covered by Ohio Workers’ Compensation?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 26, 2018 4:32:23 PM

When Ohio workers suffer on-the-job injuries, the threat of medical expenses and lost wages can leave families wondering how they will make ends meet.  Understanding what benefits may be available and how to collect them can be difficult, especially when dealing with an injury or illness. 

If you or a loved one suffered a work-related injury, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help.  Our experienced legal team can answer all of your questions regarding benefits and assistance that may be available to you, including whether or not you may be eligible to receive financial assistance required due to lost wages.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Consumer Protection: Product Liability Law in Action

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 16, 2018 7:43:00 AM

Consumer protection is essential to preventing personal injuries and wrongful deaths.  Government agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission do fantastic work overseeing businesses and taking action when unsafe products enter the marketplace.  But, despite their efforts, consumers continue to suffer.

The CPSC has existed for almost fifty years, and yet dangerous products, contaminated food, and defective motor vehicles continue to cause countless injuries to innocent victims.  For many of the injured and their families, preventative consumer protection fails.  When it does, a product liability lawsuit may be the only way to achieve justice—and may serve as a powerful protection for other unwary consumers.

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Topics: product liability

Work-Related Injuries and Your Right to Compensation

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 15, 2018 10:00:00 PM

Ohio law provides protections for individuals who suffer work-related injuries.  If you or your loved one were injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits may be available to assist you financially in both the near- and long-term, depending on your situation.

But benefits are not a guarantee.  Claims may be denied, disputed, or undervalued, causing loss of income and time to you and your family.  Fortunately, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s workers compensation attorneys are available now to help fight for you before the Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission. 

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Prescription Errors in Ohio Hospitals

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 11, 2018 7:44:35 AM

Like all medical malpractice, prescription errors occur far more frequently than most people think.  When hospitals policies or hospital staff do not put the focus on appropriate and safe patient care, mistakes are made and patients suffer the consequences.  And, since thousands of prescription errors occur in U.S. hospitals each year, the consequences to patients are widespread and dangerous.

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Topics: medical malpractice