Boating and Personal Watercraft Injuries Can Cause Serious Injury or Even Death
Posted by: Admin on July 13, 2016 in Personal Injury
Boating and personal watercrafting can be fun activities for the whole family. Yet they should not be taken lightly—boating and personal watercrafting are dangerous activities, and all too often, accidents occur that can cause serious injuries—even death.
Fireworks Safety is Paramount – When Accidents Happen, Know Your Rights
Posted by: Admin on July 1, 2016 in Personal Injury
We all know them well—the snaps, crackles, pops and thunderous explosions of annual Fourth of July fireworks. We marvel at the grand, professionally staged displays that tower over cities, towns and sporting venues throughout Ohio, while many of us indulge our pyrotechnic yearnings by setting off fireworks of all sizes, shapes and varieties during backyard barbeques and get-togethers. Yet what should be a day of celebration far too often turns tragic when fireworks accidents send scores of people to area emergency rooms.
Concussion Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Traumatic head and brain injuries can occur as a result of many different types of accidents, such as car crashes, sports injuries, work injuries, and slip and fall accidents. http://www.nrsinjurylaw.com/attorneysIf they are not properly treated, the condition can become more severe with time and cause serious, life-changing problems.
New Court Ruling Opens Door for Lump Sum Payments for Work-Related Loss of Arm or Leg
Posted by: Admin on May 24, 2016 in Workers Compensation
Losing a limb or appendage at work is a horrifying, excruciatingly painful, traumatic and life-changing event. When such a tragic accident occurs, the injured worker is entitled to medical treatment, recovery time and compensation through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Thanks to a May 12 ruling by the 8th District Court of Appeals, the BWC must begin issuing lump sum payments to injured workers who have lost an arm or a leg in a workplace accident.
Dog Bite Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Last month, an Elyria woman was arrested after her pit bull mix attacked another woman as she walked along the sidewalk in the 1200 block of Middle Avenue. According to a police report, the 50-pound pit bull mix bit the 59-year-old victim several times on her hands. Dog attacks and dog bites must not be treated lightly. A dog bite is a serious injury; it can cause permanent scarring and major bodily damage, as well as emotional trauma that potentially lasts a lifetime. Ohio has strict statutory liability for dog bites. In other words, Ohio law explicitly makes dog owners liable for every bite—including the first one.
Learn Which Medical Expenses are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Rules
If you become injured or sick on the job, workers’ compensation (WC) benefits can be of great benefit to you by helping you cover certain crucial and often large costs. Under Ohio WC regulations, you as an employee will get paid and have medical costs covered if you elect to receive WC benefits. In return, you give up the right to sue your employer over the injury or illness you incurred.
Fluoroquinolone (FLQ) Medication Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Fluoroquinolone (FLQ) antibiotics are common antibiotics used to treat respiratory infections and urinary tract infections. FLQs are widely prescribed by doctors who are often unaware of their dangers and the serious — and sometimes permanent — damage they can inflict upon the human body. Commonly prescribed fluoroquinolones include Avelox, Cipro, Factive, Floxin, Levaquin and Noroxin.
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Medication Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
A class of widely prescribed and over-the-counter drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) is making news recently for all the wrong reasons; namely, the purported links of PPI drugs to kidney damage. PPI users who suffered (1) acute interstitial nephritis, (2) acute kidney disease/failure, (3) chronic kidney disease/failure, or (4) transplant, dialysis or death all may have viable claims.
Second J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdict Affirms Dangers, Signals More Litigation
In a recent blog post, we alerted you to a civil suit that found corporate giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) liable for an Alabama woman’s ovarian cancer—a cancer which she claimed in the lawsuit resulted from using J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder, both of which contain talcum powder. Now, on Monday, May 2, a U.S. jury in a Missouri court has ordered J&J to pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who stated that she too got ovarian cancer from using J&J’s talcum powder products.
Motorcycle Accident Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Ask any motorcyclist, and they’ll likely tell you there are few things they enjoy more than hitting the open road on their iron horse. Given the long winter season here in Ohio, it’s no stretch at all to understand the passion that motorcyclists have for this pastime. With motorcycle season comes the threat of cycle-related injuries. If injuries occur on the road, you or a loved one may be eligible for compensation.