What is a catastrophic injury in personal injury law?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA 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

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

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA 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 Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA 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

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

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

What a Product Liability Lawyer Can Do for You

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 16, 2019 9:15:21 AM

Every product liability lawyer at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA knows how badly defective products can harm consumers.  That is why Lowe Eklund’s attorneys fights to hold businesses, manufacturers, and suppliers liable for the injuries they cause.

Whether injured in Ohio or elsewhere across the country, those who suffer product-related injuries need an experienced lawyer they can trust.  You and your family may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  However, it is up to you to take legal action to protect your claims.  Because of this, having the right lawyer to protect your rights is essential.

If you or someone you love have suffered injuries as the result of a dangerous or defective product, call or email Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA now to schedule your free consultation.  Or, to learn more about what a product liability lawyer can do for you, continue reading below.

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Topics: product liability

What Is an Implied Warranty in Ohio Product Liability?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 16, 2018 9:48:35 PM

When a manufacturer offers a warranty on their product, consumers have an easier time understanding what to expect from the product.  If a manufacturer states that a product can perform some task or last so many years, it is clear what the manufacturer is promising. 

But does this mean that products only have to do what is explicitly promised by the manufacturer?  In addition to explicit warranties, is there such a thing as an implied warranty in product liability law?

Product liability law can be difficult to grasp, but product liability lawyers like those at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA continue to help Ohioans understand their rights and their next steps following a product-related injury.  While careless manufacturers and greedy businesses have no shortage of ways to elude liability for their unsafe products, an experienced attorney from Lowe Eklund will fight for you and your family.

So if you or a loved one were injured by a product without an explicit warranty, can you still pursue a product liability claim?

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Are Product Liability Claims Controlled by Ohio’s Commercial Code?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 28, 2018 8:00:00 PM

To those unfamiliar with Ohio law, understanding the difference between the Ohio Unified Commercial Code and Ohio’s product liability law can be difficult.  Non-lawyers often have heard the phrase “commercial code” in daily life and can have false or misguided ideas about how the commercial code affects a product liability injury case.

Fortunately for those injured by a defective or dangerous product, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s skilled product liability lawyers are available now to help answer any questions you may have regarding your or your family member’s product-related injury.  An experienced attorney can help you determine your rights, your damages, and your best course of action if you were injured by a defective product.

Call or email Lowe Eklund now, or continue reading for a quick explanation of the difference between Ohio’s commercial code and product liability statutes.

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GM Recall Lawyers: Power Steering Issue Linked to Over a Million Unsafe Vehicles

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Sep 14, 2018 9:26:50 AM

On September 13, 2018, automobile manufacturer General Motors announced a recall of more than 1 million vehicles in the U.S.  The vehicles, both pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles, are being recalled because of a power steering defect that has been shown to increase the risk of crash.  According to the Associated Press, 30 crashes related to the defect have been reported, including 2 injuries. 

A GM recall issued previously addressed a similar power steering problem in other GM vehicles, suggesting that GM may have known about the defect at issue in the current recall.  Why the manufacturer delayed addressing this dangerous issue for over a year remains unanswered.  Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can likely be attributed to the delay.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

Breach of Warranty Under Ohio Product Liability Law

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 20, 2018 7:31:00 PM

Under Ohio law, consumers have several protections against a breach of warranty by a product manufacturer. This makes a lot of sense.  Consumers often purchase products relying on the manufacturers assurances regarding what the product can do.  When a manufacturer’s assurances are false or inaccurate, consumers suffer and manufacturers unjustly profit.

In the area of product liability law, protections for consumers can extend beyond breach of warranty claims.  Those injured by manufacturers’ breached warranties may be entitled to compensation, but does there need to be a warranty to file a product liability law suit?

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Topics: product liability