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How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Cleveland

How to File a Personal Injury Claim in Cleveland

Everybody makes mistakes, but unfortunately, there are occasions when someone else’s mistakes or carelessness cause you injury. Victims of such mistakes can file a personal injury claim in Cleveland against the person responsible for the accident and resultant injury. Arming yourself with basic information regarding the basic steps to file a personal injury claim can help you navigate the process.

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Dram Shop Act & Drunk Driving Accidents in Cleveland

Dram Shop Act & Drunk Driving Accidents in Cleveland

Ohio’s dram shop act may allow the family of a driver killed by a drunk driver in Cleveland to hold the establishment that sold alcohol to the drunk driver liable. This allows the family to pursue damages from not only the drunk driver in a wrongful death claim and survival action, but also the establishment. Of course, there are certain criteria that the dram shop liability claim must prove in…

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Infection after Appendectomy in Cleveland

Infection after Appendectomy in Cleveland

Patients who have suffered infections after undergoing an appendectomy in a hospital may be eligible for compensation in certain circumstances. Contracting an infection may not immediately qualify you for compensation for damages. Infections are a risk after undergoing surgeries like appendectomies, and it can be difficult to prove that the infection was the result of negligence by a healthcare provider.

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How Insurance Assigns Value to Totaled Car

How Insurance Assigns Value to Totaled Car

If the other driver involved in the accident in Cleveland is responsible for the collision, he is liable for paying the cost of repair expenses. If he has insurance, his insurance company will pay for the repairs or vehicle replacement. If the other driver does not possess insurance however, you may resort to filing a claim with your own insurance company to fix the damage or replace the vehicle.  That,…

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What to Know about Emergency Room Malpractice

What to Know about Emergency Room Malpractice

Overworked medical staff, busy emergency rooms, shortage of personnel, and lack of teamwork – all of these contribute to a chaotic emergency room environment in which there is potential for errors that expose a patient to injury and fatality risks. Victims of medical malpractice may file claims if the doctor violated an acceptable standard of care and caused the injury.

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Pharmacy Errors & Malpractice in Cleveland

Pharmacy Errors & Malpractice in Cleveland

Medication errors can occur anywhere from prescription through distribution, dispensing, and administration. While a doctor could make errors in writing the prescription, pharmacy errors can affect the dispensing stage. Pharmacist malpractice occurs when the wrong type of medication or dose of medication is given to the patient and the patient suffers injuries. 

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Average Funeral Cost in Cleveland

Average Funeral Cost in Cleveland

Losing a loved one can be an extremely traumatizing experience, leaving you with an absence that no one else can fill. Unfortunately, if you plan on holding a funeral to commemorate your loved one, you may face covering the costs of the entire event and all of its specifics.  According to statistics provided by the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral in 2012 was between $7,045…

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Swimming Pool Drowning in Cleveland

Swimming Pool Drowning in Cleveland

Summertime in Cleveland is hot, and there’s often no better way to beat the heat than to head your nearest pool for a dip in the cool waters. Unfortunately, drowning (including pool drowning) is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States each year.  Drowning is responsible for the death of nearly 10 people each day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

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Causes of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Cleveland

Causes of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Cleveland

As the name implies, a hospital-acquired infection is one a patient contracts while staying in the hospital. It certainly makes sense that a facility housing hundreds of sick people will have lots of pathogens circulating, but hospitals are required to take steps to reduce risk to each patient. Unfortunately, hospital negligence is a possible cause of hospital-acquired infections; in such cases, the hospital can be liable for damages that result.

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What are Pre-settlement Funding Options

What are Pre-settlement Funding Options

Filing a personal injury claim for an injury you have sustained because of someone else’s negligence can allow you to recover settlement money to cover the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it may take months or even years to reach a settlement, during which time you may face mounting medical bills you are unable to pay. Fortunately, if you can’t wait any longer for your settlement money to…

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General Motors Recalls | Cleveland Car Accident

General Motors Recalls | Cleveland Car Accident

You don’t expect the car that you use to commute every day to suffer from brake flaws, headlight problems, ignition system defects, and other defects that could increase the risk of a car accident. Owners of General Motors (GM) vehicles are bracing for more recalls after the company recently announced several this year that affected millions of cars.

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Loss of Income in Cleveland Wrongful Death Claim

Loss of Income in Cleveland Wrongful Death Claim

The loss of life of a loved one in an accident can leave a family feeling devastated. And it can truly disrupt a family's financial stability if the deceased was a major contributor to the family’s finances. Families who lose a loved one due to another party’s negligent or reckless actions may pursue a wrongful death claim against that party. Among the damages they may seek are those for lost…

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Surgery Performed on Wrong Patient in Cleveland

Surgery Performed on Wrong Patient in Cleveland

You never would think that a doctor could mistakenly perform a surgery on the wrong patient. And you never would think that it could happen to you. Unfortunately, this type of medical malpractice does occur and it occurs more often than you may think.  In one study published in 2010 in the Archives of Surgery, Dr. Phillip Stahel and colleagues found that in Colorado alone, surgeons operated on the wrong…

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Can food poisoning kill you | Food Poisoning Liability

Can food poisoning kill you | Food Poisoning Liability

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that, per year, about 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from food poisoning, and 128,000 require hospitalization. About 3,000 people die from foodborne disease. While many cases of foodborne disease are minor and require no legal action to recover damages, other cases result in serious illness and even death, in which case the family can file a wrongful death…

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Wrongful Death Claim | Negligence Caused Child Death

Wrongful Death Claim | Negligence Caused Child Death

There’s no way to describe the pain parents feel when a child dies. Learning another party's negligent actions caused the child's death can make the situation all the more tragic. Parents who lost a child under these circumstances can file wrongful death negligence claim against the liable party. Below is an overview of wrongful death claims after a child's death.

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