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June 2014 Archives

Malpractice lawsuits hold doctors and care facilities responsible

Many Ohio residents have probably seen multiple news stories highlighting injured patients who have filed lawsuits against their doctors and their health care facilities. While some patients are looking for monetary compensation, other people are interested in holding their doctors responsible for failing to provide proper care.

Drunk driver flees scene of fatal accident on I-77

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers detained a man who they believe caused a fatal two-vehicle accident on Interstate 77 shortly before 5:30 a.m. on June 20. The highway was closed about four hours while investigators were at the scene. The 20-year-old New Philadelphia man is facing charges of vehicular homicide, drunk driving, fleeing an accident scene and failure to control.

Jury finds negligence in birth defect case, award $14.5 million

A jury awarded an Ohio woman and her son a multi-million dollar verdict in a case against the hospital that delivered the child. The jury found that medical negligence had limited the mother's options for delivery and delayed her care.

GM muscle cars recalled for ignition issue related to 3 crashes

Danny "Danno" Williams on "Hawaii Five-O" loves his Chevy Camaro. It looks like he might have to give it up, though -- at least for a while. It, like so many other General Motors cars, is under recall due to an apparent product defect.

Trucker's condition could be crucial in Tracy Morgan crash case

Comic actor Tracy Morgan and three others are continuing to recuperate from critical injuries suffered last weekend when the limousine bus they were riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer truck. One bus passenger died in that multi-vehicle wreck on Saturday.

Malpractice suits can be like unmasking Wizard of Oz. Why?

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain." With that famous line, the namesake of "The Wizard of Oz" attempted to avoid being unmasked. It didn't work. Thanks to Toto, the vision of Oz the Great and Powerful was forever shattered and we learned that he was only human.

Failure to protect client's interests costs attorney $1.2M

A lot can be at stake in any legal proceeding. In criminal matters, a person's liberty and reputation may be at risk. In civil cases, an individual's financial security could hang in the balance. Each system has its own rules of operation.

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