Property Damage:  Diminution of Value

Posted by: Admin on October 27, 2014 in Automobile Accident Car Accidents Motor Vehicle Accident Property damage

     After a motor vehicle accident, dealing with property damage to your vehicle can be a frustrating task. You may wonder how you will be compensated for the damage to your vehicle. Are you entitled to recover the cost of repair? The difference in market value of your vehicle immediately before and immediately after the accident? The difference in market value of your vehicle immediately before the accident and immediately after your vehicle has been repaired?

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Restaurant liability for foreign objects found in food

Posted by: Admin on October 15, 2014 in Consumer Rights Personal Injury

Persons injured by foreign objects in food may be entitled to assert legal claims and seek damages from any entity whose oversight allowed the foreign object to be undetected prior to sale or service of food. In some circumstances, the food’s seller can be held liable for the consumer’s damages. Depending upon the facts of the case, tort claims against the manufacturer, preparer or seller of the food product. If there is evidence of an intentional alteration of the food with a foreign object, then the victim may also be able to assert additional claims.

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Bicycle Rules of the Road

Posted by: Admin on September 29, 2014 in Automobile Accident Bicycle Accidents Motor Vehicle Accident Concussions Head Trauma

As bicycling becomes more popular in Cleveland, it makes sense to understand the rules of the road and your responsibilities as you bike around town. 

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Long Term Work Related Injuries

Posted by: Admin on September 15, 2014 in Workers Compensation

A worker in Ohio who sustains a complicated long term work related injury or contracts a long term work related illness can be covered in a workers' compensation claim. These types of claims are more difficult for the BWC to administer as the BWC system seems to be better at handling minor injuries rather than major injuries and illnesses

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Preventing Heat Related Illness in Outdoor Workers

Posted by: Admin on September 9, 2014 in Workers Compensation Occupational Disease

The dog days of summer are over but the high temperatures can continue through September and October. With this in mind workers should know that heat and heat related illness can be compensable through the Bureau of Workers Compensation.

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When do Pedestrians have the Right of Way Crossing a Roadway?

Posted by: Admin on September 2, 2014 in Automobile Accident Car Accidents Motor Vehicle Accident Pedestrian Auto Accidents Personal Injury

When crossing at an intersection, crossing within a crosswalk, or crossing a roadway without a crosswalk, pedestrians should follow three simple guidelines:

PROCEED WITH CAUTION

PAY ATTENTION TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

KNOW THE RULES

Pedestrians must realize that not all drivers know the rules of the road. They should be aware of their surroundings at all times.

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7th Largest Punitive Verdict in U.S. History Awarded in Actos Lawsuit

Posted by: Admin on August 19, 2014 in Mass Tort Litigation - MDL Actos and Bladder Cancer

The controversial drug Actos (pioglitazone) used to treat Type 2 Diabetes has been linked to an 83% increased risk of bladder cancer (www.bmj.com). Be advised that the following symptoms are potentially associated with bladder cancer: bloody urine, pain with urinating, increased urge to urinate, and unusual back pain.

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The Dangers of Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacements

Posted by: Admin on August 4, 2014 in Mass Tort Litigation - MDL Metal On Metal Hips - MoM

Recently, the premature failure rates and design flaws of metal-on-metal hip replacements have prompted several manufacturers to voluntarily recall one or more of their products. As a result, many lawsuits have been filed against companies such as Biomet, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright Medical Technology, and Zimmer.

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The Growing Dangers of Low-T Replacement Therapy

Posted by: Admin on July 24, 2014 in Mass Tort Litigation - MDL Low T Therapy Drugs Risk of Heath Attack & Stroke

The United States Food and Drug Administration has been expressing concern over treatment for male hypogonadism (low testosterone or “Low T”) for years. In June 2014, the FDA announced that manufactures of medications used for treating Low T were required to include a broader, more general warning of blood clots on their labels.

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Vehicle Damage and Your Insurance Coverage

Posted by: Admin on June 20, 2014 in Automobile Accident Car Accidents Property damage Insurance Coverage

Oh no! You’ve been in a car accident. Thankfully, no one has been injured. Unfortunately, your car hasn’t been as lucky. It’s pretty banged up, and with each passing moment, you fill with dread as thoughts swirl through your head – how much will this cost to repair, will my car have to be replaced, what will I drive in the meantime. One thought brings you comfort in this most dire of circumstances – I HAVE CAR INSURANCE. You quickly scramble to find your policy, buried somewhere in your glove compartment beneath a barrage of children’s toys, fast food napkins, and other odds and ends, but give up quickly, resorting to your trusty smart phone for help – it will have the answer, you think. Siri directs you to this website, and there it is, exactly what you need, a blog post with all the answers to quell your restless mind. You kick back with a cold beverage as you read on.

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