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August 2017 Archives

Can a hospital be liable in a medical malpractice suit?

When we enter a hospital in Ohio, we expect the medical professionals to treat us with professional care and service. The last thing on our minds should be the thought or potential that we will walk out sicker or more injured than when we entered. Unfortunately, like any industry or business, mistakes can happen. When it comes to medical malpractice however, the mistakes could lead to serious illness, injuries or even, in some cases, death. Can a hospital itself be liable for medical malpractice? The short answer is yes, but it is more complicated than that.

Labor Day in Ohio means an increase of catastrophic accidents

Summer is almost over with Labor Day weekend nearly upon us. For many Americans, including hundreds of thousands from Cleveland, Ohio, area, this means a "last hurrah," and a weekend of barbeques and parties. Inevitably, it also means an increase of the consumption of alcohol, which often leads to catastrophic drunk driving accidents on the roads, including brain injuries.

A look at spinal cord injuries resulting from truck accidents

A few weeks ago, we spoke about the severity of truck accidents and the how a collision with an 18-wheeler could lead to serious injuries. A common injury in truck accidents in Ohio are spinal cord injuries, which could be catastrophic to a victim. Over one third of all spinal cord injuries nationwide occur from motor vehicle accidents, according to statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.

How a brain injury can affect a person's life

Considered by many scientists and doctors to be the most important organ in the human body and among the most complex systems known to man, the brain is essential to human life. Although it is protected by a thick and sturdy skull, due to its location it is still vulnerable to injury, especially during accidents such as car and truck accidents, slip and falls and accidents in the workplace.

Victims of nursing home abuse and neglect have legal protections

The decision to entrust loved ones to a nursing home when the time comes is a difficult one and involves placing trust in the nursing home or care facility where the loved one will be living. Unfortunately, if the nursing home or nursing home staff does not provide appropriate care of the loved one entrusted to them, the loved one can be injured or even killed by their negligence.

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