Spike in lung illnesses linked with vaping, e-cigs, raise questions about defective products

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Aug 22, 2019 5:04:57 PM

An alarming national trend is sending e-cigarette users to hospitals with medical emergencies. Doctors are seeing a dramatic spike this summer in serious respiratory conditions, including collapsed lungs, that have a common link — all the cases involve the use of an e-cigarette or vaping product that contain nicotine or THC.

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Topics: product liability, cleveland lawyer, liability

Ohio product liability lawyer reacts to NHTSA criticism

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Aug 12, 2019 11:45:00 AM

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has come under fire lately, as safety advocates claim it is too inconsistent with its policies and too reliant on automakers in investigating auto defects.

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Topics: product liability, airbag injuries, auto defects, liability

Three tips to avoid being hit by a car while jogging

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Aug 5, 2019 3:28:12 PM

When the weather is favorable, a jog outside can be one of the most invigorating things for your physical and mental health. But any outdoor runner faces a variety of risks depending on the area where they are running, and accidents to a pedestrian in these situations are rarely minor and are frequently severe or deadly. The pedestrian accident lawyers of Cleveland, Ohio, law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, know this from firsthand experience.

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Topics: personal injury, car accidents

How much is my case worth? The answer depends on various factors

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Jul 16, 2019 10:30:11 AM

About how much is your case worth? Personal injury attorneys will tell you that case value is one of the most asked questions from prospective clients, and it's also one of the most difficult to answer. The lawyers at Ohio law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, have decades of experience in personal injury claims and litigation, but there isn't a crystal ball to know in advance how much you should expect to recover.

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Topics: legal basics

Are sports teams liable for the injuries that might occur to fans?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Jul 3, 2019 8:40:00 AM

The attention of the baseball world will shift to Cleveland this week for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. But not all the focus will be on what takes place on the field. There's been an ongoing debate about fan safety — and, furthermore, who is liable for that safety.

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Topics: personal injury

What documents should you bring to your consultation with a lawyer?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Jun 27, 2019 11:47:56 AM

So you've set up your first meeting with a personal injury attorney to discuss a potential claim. This initial consultation is a great opportunity for you and a lawyer to get to know each other briefly and to determine if you want to hire that lawyer through a formal attorney-client relationship.

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Topics: personal injury

Highlights and reflections from Lowe Eklund Wakefield community service day

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Jun 13, 2019 2:47:02 PM

What is community? For many of us at Cleveland law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield, community is fellowship, it is giving back to those around as you are able, and it is a sense of belonging and place.

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Ohio attorney weighs in on debate for workers compensation PTSD benefits to first responders

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Jun 10, 2019 4:44:08 PM

Ohio lawmakers want to extend workers compensation benefits to first responders’ access who experience post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the Columbus Dispatch, House lawmakers added a provision to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget that would allow police, firefighters and emergency medical workers to file claims without a correlating physical injury. 

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Topics: Workers' compensation

What are "never events" for skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Jun 5, 2019 8:07:00 AM

The term "never event" was introduced into the medical vernacular nearly 20 years ago. In the time since its introduction and the first list of "never events" was introduced, the meaning has been modified and expanded, and overall public awareness has increased while fatal errors to patients have decreased.

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Topics: nursing home injuries

Cleveland law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield to kick off car seat giveaway

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on May 31, 2019 6:47:00 AM

To help keep children safe on the road, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, is kicking off a giveaway ahead of the busiest travel season. The Cleveland personal injury law firm is helping pay for the cost of a car seat to qualifying families in Northeast Ohio throughout the summer.

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Topics: General Firm News