Ten interesting statistics about medical malpractice

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Nov 4, 2019 9:15:00 AM


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Topics: medical malpractice

Lowe Eklund Wakefield helps prepare winter clothing for Cleveland kids

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Oct 30, 2019 11:52:49 AM

Continuing its support for the Northeast Ohio community, members of the Lowe Eklund Wakefield team took part in another one-day service project — this time with Shoes and Clothes for Kids — to help prepare winter clothing items for distribution to kids before the colder weather hits. The organization, celebrating its 50th year in operation, is the only one in the Greater Cleveland area providing new shoes, school uniforms, clothes and school supplies throughout the year at no charge to thousands of children in need.

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What is a catastrophic injury in personal injury law?

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Oct 4, 2019 11:39:58 AM

In the world of personal injury, terms such as soft tissue injury, skeletal injury, loss of use, and catastrophic injury (just to name a few) are used to broadly describe the extent of the injury a victim suffered because of an accident. With some injuries, a victim can recover in weeks or months of medical treatment. But with more serious injuries, like catastrophic injuries, the impact is permanent and can alter a person's quality of life.

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Topics: product liability, personal injury, cleveland lawyer, medical malpractice, burn injury, auto defects, spinal cord injury, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, traumatic brain injury, truck accidents, wrongful death attorney

Seven warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect

Posted by Anthony Moujaes on Sep 25, 2019 7:36:00 AM

There are about 1.5 million individuals residing in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nursing home abuse isn't as rare as some might think. According to data compiled by the National Center on Elder Abuse, about 10 percent of all nursing home residents were victims of some form of abuse in the last year.

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Topics: nursing home injuries, nursing home abuse

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

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