Posts tagged "Wrongful Death"

Juul faces wrongful death suit following death of 18-year-old

Traditional cigarettes may be decreasing in popularity, but there has been a significant rise in vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, among young people over the past few years. However, many worry that e-cigarettes may also have serious health consequences that could lead to death. For the first time, a family grieving the loss of a loved one has taken action against an e-cigarette manufacturer.

Ohio University suspends fraternities following wrongful death

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help victims' families recover damages to cover medical costs, funeral expenses and other expenses relating to the loss of their loved one. But, that's not all they do. In many cases, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can bring attention to serious issues within a community and force those responsible for the victim's death to take action to prevent future deaths.

Filing a wrongful death claim in Ohio

While no amount of money can ever ease the pain of losing a loved one, families that have suffered a loss may find financial support helpful during a very difficult time. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against parties responsible for your loved one's death could allow your family to recover damages for loss of support, medical and funeral expenses and other pecuniary injuries.

Wrongful death suit filed following death of 16-year-old boy

The pain of losing a child is one that no family should have to experience. However, many children lose their lives each year in accidents caused by someone else's negligence. One Ohio family is dealing with the loss of a 16-year-old boy after a tragic accident involving a minivan. The boy's family has filed a wrongful death suit against the city of Cincinnati and city officials, seeking reform of the city's 911 system, as well as compensatory and punitive damages.

Neil Armstrong's family receives $6M from Ohio Hospital

When a life is lost due to the negligence of another, family members can recover damages on behalf of their loved ones. These damages can cover the medical expenses and funeral costs of the deceased, as well as the loss of household services once provided by them. The family of astronaut Neil Armstrong recently received $6 million in a wrongful death settlement from a Cincinnati hospital.

Ohio hospital accused of wrongful death after suicide

When we think about medical negligence and wrongful death, the first incident that often comes to mind is a single event, like a surgery. However, there are lots of ways to receive medical care and treatment, so really, a negligent act could happen anytime and at any point in a person's care from diagnosis to treatment. There are ways to be cared for physically and mentally/emotionally. One woman seeking care for mental health committed suicide and her family claims wrongful death against the hospital.

National Guard blamed for Humvee fatality

Accidents caused by fatigued or drowsy driving are not limited to civilians. Two multi-million-dollar lawsuits for wrongful death were recently filed against the Ohio National Guard for the deaths of a 34-year-old man and his six-year old son after one of its Humvees crashed into his vehicle in Sept. 2016. The fatal accident was allegedly caused by a sleep-deprived and inexperienced National Guardsman.

Ohio University hazing death brought to court

Across the nation, there has been increase scrutiny of college hazing and initiations involving excessive drinking and abuse. The parents of an 18-year-old student who died at an Ohio University fraternity filed a wrongful death action against a fraternity earlier this month claiming that it was liable for his death in a hazing incident.

Excessive pain medication cited for at least 28 patient deaths

In tragic examples of major medical malpractice, the president and CEO of a Columbus, Ohio, hospital admitted that one of its physicians was responsible for lethal dosages of drugs that were administered to 28 patients. Several wrongful death lawsuits have been filed.

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