A distinguishing characteristic of product liability law in Ohio is that it can tie in defendants throughout the chain of distribution from the time the defective product was designed to the point where it left the store.
People take steps every day to stay safe and protect their loved ones. We wear our seat belts, check warning labels on tools and consult a doctor before taking medication. However, even the most reasonable person taking the most reasonable steps to stay safe can end up getting seriously injured if another party fails to take the same precautions.
When an everyday product is responsible for consumer injury, there may be grounds to hold liable the company that manufactured the defective item. A dangerous product can lead an individual to suffer serious injury or illness, or may even result in consumer death.
Patient harm in the medical industry is a serious and understandable concern in Ohio and across the rest of the country. Myriad studies from a number of sources have chronicled in recent years the frightening extent to which medical industry negligence has resulted in medication error, misdiagnosis, egregious surgical mistakes, hospital-acquired infections and other patient-adverse outcomes.