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History and overview of products liability cases

Products liability is a relatively new area of law and cause of action (a cause of action is a valid legal reason to hold someone accountable for some action or inaction). Products liability was created as a result of the mass production and sale of items. People were injured spread across the country. Unfortunately, because there are so many steps from raw material to finished product and eventually sold on a shelf, that there is no way the victim can ascertain which party is ultimately responsible. The result was that the various defendants would play a shell game, confounding victims and frustrating the administration of justice.

Number of pedestrian vs. car accident totals up in Ohio

The number of crashes involving pedestrians is on the rise in Ohio. According to Columbus police and other agencies, a disturbing trend is occurring in the state. More pedestrians are being struck by vehicles, often causing horrible injury. In one recent car accident, a woman was killed on March 5 when she was hit by a car near the Eastland Mall.

Ohio drunk driver gave 5-year-old boy sippy cup full of wine

File this one under "worst parents ever." In a story that will boggle most parents' minds, an Ohio woman was arrested after she was caught giving her 5-year-old son a sippy cup full of wine — while she was driving drunk. Police originally pulled the 27-year-old mother over after she was observed crossing the center line and hitting a curb. During the stop, she admitted to giving her young son the alcohol. Sure enough, the officer found the child in possession of a sippy cup full of alcohol.

Humidifiers recalled after causing 450 fires

Millions of dehumidifiers are being recalled after they were found to be responsible for more than 450 fires. The company is also being accused of "misrepresenting" the problem to the Consumer Product Safety Commission; they said the dehumidifiers had caused $4.5 million in property damage. The real figure is closer to $20 million.

One killed, three injured in Ohio accident

One Ohio man is dead and three others are injured after a semi truck collided with a tree trimming truck in Greenwich. On that morning in mid-November the crew of the tree trimming truck were setting up to do some work on the side of the road. A flagger was in place, carrying a stop sign and directing traffic. Two vehicle, the tree trimming truck and another pickup truck were sitting in the northbound lanes.

Patient's healthy kidney removed by mistake

When we go in for a surgery or medical procedure, we go with the reasonable assumption that the hospital and staff follow proper safety measures. We understand that things happen that can't be foreseen but when an error occurs that could have been prevented it can be tough to swallow.

Orthopedic company accused of failing to recall defective product

One of the scariest thoughts of many Americans is that of suffering through the aftermath of a medical mistake. In Ohio and other states, such mistakes are often made by doctors during surgery or pharmacists when packaging medications. One rarely thinks of a detrimental medical mistake being made by an orthopedics company. When a customer is implanted with a dangerous product, however, or has a defective product placed in them during surgery, that's exactly where the blame often falls.

Amish buggy involved in fatal car accident

Recently in Jackson Township, Ohio, an Amish buggy was involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle. The result was one fatality and two other injuries; the deceased was a 21-year-old woman who was ejected from the buggy in the collision. The car accident remains under investigation by local authorities.

Categorizing product liability laws

The law that protects consumers from the consumption of unsafe or hazardous products is called the product liability law, which gives consumers the power to take legal actions against manufacturers. All products are required to meet consumer expectations and the consumer has the right to sue the company if the product leads to any kind of physical injury or inability to meet basic expectations.

Issues with tort reform

Tort Reform is the buzzword that is tossed around state capitols and Congress as the silver bullet that will solve ballooning medical costs. Numerous insurance companies, special interest groups, and doctor’s groups argue that tort reform will save hospitals millions and thus shave thousands off of patient’s medical bills. But, those claims tell an incomplete picture. A study conducted by Cardozo School of Law explored the fallacies in these arguments and how tort reform reduces the checks on negligent doctors.

How Narcotics Attorneys Represent Drug Crime Suspects

Drug crimes are some of the most severe felonies under the United States federal law. Drug possession can result in harsh penalties or a prison sentence. Consequently, you can panic if the police arrest or launch investigations against you for drug-related misdemeanors. In such a situation, your close companion should be a criminal defense lawyer. It is wise for you not to say a word to the authorities. Some of your utterances can turn to be detrimental to your case no matter how cautious you are when making them.

Executing a Successful Lawsuit against Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is widely considered a major traffic misdemeanor in the U.S. In Ohio, the Prosecution does not take too kindly to drunk driving culprits apprehended regularly. Due to impaired driving, most drivers opt to flee the scene rather than assist the victim in the administration of medical aid. As a victim, a DWI accident can adversely impact your life in more ways than you can imagine. Not only are you likely to sustain catastrophic injuries but settling costly medical bills can be a burden too huge to bear alone.

A Breakdown of What to Do When Car Accidents Occur

The U.S has experienced an upsurge in the number of vehicles on the roads in recent decades. With such an increment, it was just a matter of time before car accidents skyrocketed beyond logic. A car accident can adversely affect your life in more ways than you can imagine in the absence of quick medical assistance. As a victim, you will not only sustain catastrophic injuries, but your recovery process will be a daunting task, to say the least. If you end up in a car crash scene, you might want to know some basic guidelines to help save a life in need.