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March 2015 Archives

What should you do before you file a medical malpractice claim?

You may recall a recent post where we discussed the importance of time in medical malpractice cases. The statute of limitations in Ohio dictates that you have precisely one year to file a medical malpractice case, though there are rules on when that clock starts running. If you or a loved one has been harmed by or in the care of a medical provider, your instinct may be to file a medical malpractice lawsuit immediately. Before you do so, there are some steps you should take.

Issues of proof when suing liquor permit holder for an accident

Not too long ago we covered the subject of the Ohio law that under some circumstances opens liquor permit holders up to liability claims when patrons who leave the establishment subsequently get into an accident that was the result of drunk driving. This post addresses one of the detailed provisions of the law, and how it can affect the ability of an injured person to file a lawsuit based on the question of whether the patron was "noticeably intoxicated."

How does Ohio law treat comparative fault?

If you are old enough to drive a car, then you have lived long enough to likely understand that we do not live in a black-and-white world restricted to either-or or yes-no possibilities. There are many middle-ground possibilities to consider in life, and this grayscale spectrum exists when it comes to determining liability in a multi-car accident.

Ohio-based products liability settlement nears $3 billion

An ongoing case in a federal district court in Toledo, Ohio, presents an example, on the macro level, of the serious consequences that unreasonably dangerous products can have on individuals. The defective product manufacturer, DePuy Orthopedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has already agreed to pay out $2.5 billion to settle more than 7,500 claims arising from a defective hip implant; now it has agreed to come up with more than $400 million more to settle another 1,400 claims. This extension of the settlement will still leave claims outstanding.