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May 2017 Archives

Negligent security suit filed in nightclub shooting case

The victim of a nightclub shooting has sued the owners of the establishment where the incident took place. He claims that the owners failed to prevent guests from entering the nightclub with guns. The claim states that the man suffers from disfigurement and permanent injury as a direct result of the business owners' negligent security. Similar premises liability claims are made in Ohio each year.

Vehicle owners to receive $553M in product recall settlement

A settlement agreement has been reached to reimburse customers $553 million in order to facilitate recalls of the infamous Takata Corp. airbags. Takata has been a focal point of the largest safety recall in the history of the auto industry. The product recall settlement could affect customers in many states, including Ohio.

Woman claims medical mistake caused her skin to melt off

A 26-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that an error in medication dosage caused her skin to melt off. The woman went to her doctor three years ago, asking for something for depression. The physician gave her a prescription for lamotrigine, and she took it to her local pharmacy. Her claim is that the dosage of the medication was wrong, and neither the doctor nor pharmacist caught it. While this incident did not occur in Ohio, a medical mistake such as this one is possible in any jurisdiction.

Doctor loses $33.8 million in medical malpractice suit

A doctor was recently ordered to pay $33.8 million to a woman whose child suffered birth injuries while under his care. It is not the first time that he has been sued for medical malpractice involving birth injuries. In fact, in the same year that this woman gave birth to her child, the doctor delivered one other child who was permanently disabled and two who suffered irreversible brain damage. While this case did not take place in Ohio, similar cases are heard in the state each year.

Auto wreck: Truck plows into business meeting

A group of seven people was stunned when a truck came plowing into their Ohio business meeting last week. According to reports, the scene looked as though a bomb had exploded right in the middle of the room. Several people were injured, and more were traumatized by the incident. The driver is accused of aggravated vehicle assault and was reported to have been drinking at the time of the auto wreck.