Nursing Home Negligence and Injury – What You Need To Know

Posted by Libby Brandt on May 12, 2020 12:13:28 PM

Nursing home negligence is one of the most common forms of abuse and neglect perpetrated against adults 65 years of age and older. It’s important to spot it before it becomes a life-threatening problem and to take the necessary steps to ensure your loved one is removed from a dangerous situation if you believe negligence or abuse has already occurred.

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Topics: personal injury, cleveland lawyer, nursing home injuries, nursing home abuse

Defective drug lawyers applaud FDA move to pull Zantac for link to cancer

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Apr 2, 2020 3:12:50 PM

The drug injury lawyers at Lowe Eklund Wakefield are lauding the call from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to pull all Zantac products because of the potential cancer risk to consumers. The FDA on April 1 requested a withdrawal of all ranitidine products, more commonly known by the brand name Zantac, from shelves and counters of drug stores

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Ohio Workers Compensation Claims and COVID-19

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Mar 30, 2020 3:38:36 PM

Can you claim workers compensation for COVID-19? Possibly

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic (worldwide) outbreak in early March 2020, and since then, the state of Ohio has taken bold steps to suspend school, limit restaurants to take-out or delivery orders, and institute stay-at-home measures in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Attorney Meghan Connolly recognized by National Trial Lawyers

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Mar 10, 2020 1:48:19 PM

Cleveland Injury Lawyer Selected to Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, litigation attorney Meghan P. Connolly was recently named to the Top 40 under 40 list by The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization with invitation-only membership. The distinction makes Connolly, a partner at the Cleveland personal injury law firm since 2018, part of an elite group of attorneys in Ohio.

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Professional baseball teams in Ohio to ramp up fan safety

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Feb 6, 2020 3:09:51 PM

The attention on fan safety came to the center of the sports world last year, with particular attention on children and fans injured by line-drive balls. A pair of professional baseball teams in Ohio announced their intent to make their venues safer for spectators.

Both the Cleveland Indians and minor-league affiliate the Akron Rubber Ducks announced that they will extend the safety netting from foul pole to foul pole beginning with the 2020 season.

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Five Things to do After an Automobile Accident in Ohio

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Dec 30, 2019 3:54:15 PM

You're driving along the road and suddenly — BOOM — another vehicle slams into the side of your car after they ran a stop sign.

Your car is smashed, you feel pains throughout your body, and your heart is racing. Now what?

After a car accident, there are some key steps to take to make sure your rights are protected. It's important to know what to do and what questions may need answers by the other driver to make your insurance claim.

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Topics: personal injury, airbag injuries, cleveland lawyer, drunk driving accidents, liability

Three trial attorneys from Lowe Eklund Wakefield named to 2020 Super Lawyers List

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Dec 16, 2019 11:00:27 AM

Three trial attorneys from Cleveland personal injury law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield have been recognized by their peers as among the top lawyers in the state of Ohio. James A. Lowe, Greg S. Scott and Ryan H. Fisher were named to the 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list — a recognition received by only 5 percent of all attorneys in the state.

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Topics: James A. Lowe News, Gregory S. Scott News, Meghan P. Connolly News, Ryan H. Fisher News, General Firm News, Kyle Melling News

How much money will I receive from Workers Comp if I'm injured at work?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Dec 11, 2019 4:58:50 PM

A work injury can cause a significant disruption to your life, from the pain of your injuries, to your financial stability, to your long-term well-being. In Ohio, the workers compensation system is designed to help compensate injured workers who are disabled because of a work-related injury or occupational disease.

But there are limits to the amount that you might receive from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, and before you file a claim, it's important to understand how much you should expect to receive while you are recovering.

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Topics: personal injury, cleveland lawyer, Workers' compensation

Three Lowe Eklund Wakefield attorneys ranked by Best Lawyers-U.S. News for Cleveland personal injury

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Nov 20, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Cleveland personal injury attorneys James A. Lowe, Gregory S. Scott and Ryan H. Fisher from the law firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, have been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The law firm was also named a Tier 1 firm in Cleveland for Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Product Liability Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020.

"It's an honor that several of our attorneys and our law firm are continually recognized each year by Best Lawyers for the work we do advocating for our clients in their time of need," said Scott, a partner at the firm.

Lowe, Scott and Fisher were recognized by their peers for the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in Cleveland for Medical Malpractice Law, Product Liability Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation.

“Since 1973, Lowe Eklund Wakefield has been characterized by integrity, accountability and the highest standards of practice, and that is reflected in our recognition as a Tier 1 firm by our peers in the Cleveland legal community," Fisher said. "Our goal is to continue delivering the best possible results to our clients.”

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has been regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, more than 62,000 leading lawyers were included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield is frequently sought out to serve as knowledgeable advocates in challenging, high-stakes personal injury and wrongful death cases. Its attorneys often represent car and truck accident victims, and their families, when injuries or death resulted from poor design or defective products.

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Topics: James A. Lowe News, Gregory S. Scott News, Ryan H. Fisher News, News

Ten interesting statistics about nursing home abuse and elder abuse

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Nov 13, 2019 7:15:00 AM

The best-available research indicates that one in 10 persons aged 60 or older is the victim of elder abuse, but just 7 percent of all instances of elder abuse are ever reported to state or local authorities. The National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys, a group of legal professionals compiled and shared some eye-opening nursing home abuse statistics and elder abuse statistics from across the United States.

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Topics: personal injury, nursing home injuries, nursing home abuse