How to Hire an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Apr 8, 2019 11:08:00 AM

 

One in every three nursing homes in the United States has been cited for abuse infractions or violations. Rectifying that negligent conduct may require legal action. Nursing home cases are complex legal matters that involve extensive legal experience and, oftentimes, intense investigation.

But how should a victim, or the family of a victim, start when looking for an experienced nursing home abuse attorney or nursing home negligence attorney in Ohio? When it comes to a nursing home abuse attorney for your case, choosing an experienced attorney to hire is like choosing any service, and a wise person conducts their research to help them make an informed decision.

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Topics: cleveland lawyer, nursing home injuries, legal basics

How can I get a replacement child safety seat after an auto accident?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Mar 26, 2019 1:59:05 PM

If you've been involved in a moderate or severe car crash, the aftermath of a collision can make treating injuries, paying medical bills, dealing with lost wages, or replacing your vehicle feel like an endless ordeal of stress. But an additional detail that new parents also must consider is how to replace your child's car safety seat. 

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Topics: car accidents, cleveland lawyer

Three Myths of Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Mar 14, 2019 1:52:09 PM

Should I hire a lawyer? How much time do I have to file a lawsuit? Is this case even worth the effort? Those are just some of the questions that come to mind if you're considering a personal injury claim.

There are many rumors and stigmas within personal injury law — and many of them are false. Few people understand the process of making a personal injury claim after an accident, or negotiating a settlement for their injuries and medical costs, so contacting an experienced attorney for an initial consultation is one of the first steps to get answers to the questions you have.

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Topics: personal injury, cleveland lawyer, legal basics

How Product Defect Attorneys Protect Ohio Consumers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 26, 2019 11:29:47 PM

Product Defect Attorneys Fight for the Rights of Ordinary Citizens

Every day, Ohioans suffer injuries due to defective products.  Vehicles, appliances, tools, work equipment, medicine—when any type of defective product gets into the marketplace it can cause serious harm to buyers, users, and third parties.  Fortunately, Ohio law allows product defect victims to fight back.

If you or your loved one suffered an injury caused by a defective product, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s product defect attorneys can help you take action to recover the compensation you deserve.  While individuals like you routinely suffer when businesses sell defective products, Lowe Eklund has the resources and experience necessary to fight for what is right against large corporations and insurance companies.

Call or email for a free consultation regarding your product defect claims.

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Topics: product liability

What an SSD Lawyer Can Do for You

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 9, 2019 8:15:00 PM

Chances are you have probably heard of Social Security and the Social Security Administration.  But, if you are like many people, you may not realize that the SSA administers to certain recipients besides retirees and the elderly.  The SSA also administers disability benefits through such programs as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

If you are already confused, don’t worry: you are not alone.  When it comes to applying for benefits through the SSA, many applicants struggle.  Which program is right for you? What documentation do you need?  How do you appeal denials?  These are all questions that most people do not know how to answer.

With an experienced disability and SSD lawyer, though, you can rest easy knowing that your attorney will help you get the benefits to which you are entitled.  At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, clients with disabilities receive full-service regardless of your situation.  Whether considering filing, wondering about your options, or facing a recent denial of benefits, the Lowe Eklund team knows how to help.

Call or email now for a free initial consultation and find out what an SSD lawyer at Lowe Eklund can do for you.

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Topics: Social Security

Vape Pen Death Raises Alarms for Product Liability Attorneys

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 9, 2019 2:20:59 PM

This week, consumers and product liability attorneys were shocked to hear about the death of a Texas man as the result of a defective vape pen.  Whether or not you use vape pen or similar devices yourself, chances are you know at least one person who does.  In light of the recent tragedy, millions are now left wondering, “What if a defective vape pen harmed me, my friends, or loved ones?”

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Topics: product liability

When You Need an SSI Lawyer

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 2, 2019 11:57:59 AM

It is no secret that having an SSI lawyer can drastically improve your chances of a successful SSI claim.  As Cleveland disability attorneys, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA helps many clients get the benefits they need through SSI and SSDI claims. 

And yet it is believed that many Ohioans who are eligible to receive SSI benefits do not get the assistance they need.  There are many reasons for this.  Countless individuals are unaware that the SSI program even exists.  Many more fail to file timely appeals for denied claims.  Others simply lack the resources or expertise to collect and submit appropriate documentation of their disabilities.

This does not have to be you!  An experienced disability or SSI lawyer can discuss your options with you, help you navigate the complex Social Security Administration filing and appeals processes, and protect your right to receive the benefits for which you are eligible.

If you or a loved one suffer from a disability and need to explore your benefits options, call Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA today to schedule your free consultation.  Or, to learn more about SSI benefits and whether they may be available for you, continue reading below.

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Topics: Disability

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Ohio

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 28, 2019 8:54:59 PM

When it comes to protecting workers and their families, no one fights for their clients like the workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA.  Injuries arising out of your employment can leave you and your family struggling to make ends meet, overcome exorbitant medical bills, and dealing with lost wages.  With the Lowe Eklund team by your side, you know that you have someone working to secure all financial benefits and compensation available to you in your time of need.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Get You the Benefits You Deserve

While Ohio law provides workers’ compensation options for most employees, navigating the complex compensation system can be difficult.  Many claims for rightful compensation are denied due to application errors such as incomplete information or lack of appropriate medical evidence.  Retaining an experienced attorney prior to filing your claim can eliminate these common errors and help you file for the highest benefits available to you.

If you have already filed a claim, though, it is not too late to retain counsel if your claim has been challenged or denied.  In many instances an employer may challenge a workers’ comp claim or the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will deny a claim altogether.  If your claim has been challenged or recently denied, you need an attorney you can trust to fight back on your behalf.

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Topics: Workers' compensation

Wrongful Death Attorney: Questions and Answers

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 25, 2019 8:35:02 AM

When a loved one dies because of someone else’s actions, you need to consult a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.  No matter the circumstances, the loss of a loved one can be traumatic, emotional, and difficult to understand.  A loss can leave families with many questions regarding the circumstances and responsibility relating to the wrongful death.  In your difficult time, you need the help and advice of someone you can trust.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s wrongful death attorneys help families in Cleveland, Ohio, and across the country find justice after the wrongful death of a loved one.  For more than forty years, Lowe Eklund’s attorneys have successfully represented countless families in settlements, negotiations, and civil trials.  Our dedicated team knows how to hold companies, hospitals, manufacturers, drivers, and negligent actors legally and financially liable for the injuries and wrongful deaths they cause.

If your loved one has passed and you believe a business or individual’s actions may be to blame, you need to act fast to discuss your claims with an attorney.  Call or email Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA today for a FREE consultation about your case.  Or, for answers to wrongful death client FAQs, keep reading below.

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Comatose Patient’s Pregnancy Puts Spotlight on Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 17, 2019 7:07:17 AM

Shocking headlines from Phoenix, Arizona have gained national attention by showing how serious and appalling nursing home abuse can be.  

At Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix, a female patient in a vegetative state gave birth last month.  The patient, whose name has respectfully been withheld, has been in her comatose condition for an extended period and at no point possessed the capacity to consent to sexual contact. 

Phoenix Police investigating this sexual assault have zeroed in on the nursing home’s male staff and, hopefully, the culprit will be brought to justice.  However, following Hacienda Healthcare CEO’s resignation, questions remain regarding how long and how prevalent this type of abuse may have been at the facility.

Nursing Home Abuse in Ohio

For many families, this story has raised deeply personal questions about their own loved ones.  If nursing home abuse can happen in Arizona, it can happen elsewhere, too.  Including Ohio.

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse occurs frequently in Ohio.  Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s lawyers have spent years representing countless patients and families affected by nursing home abuse.  The conditions and errors that make abuse possible are, regrettably, more prevalent now than ever.

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Topics: nursing home injuries