April 2017 Archives

Victims of Ohio car accidents may be entitled to compensation

At times, the cause of a motor vehicle crash is clear, such as instances of excessive speeding or driving under the influence. Other times, car accidents have no immediately clear causes. Investigators work hard to try to recreate the accident to establish what factors led to the incident, not just to determine fault, but in the hopes that future accidents might be averted.

Pharmaceutical litigation suit tackles secondhand testosterone

Whether they live in Ohio or anywhere else in the nation, patients have no choice but to trust that they have been given all the facts when a doctor prescribes a medication. Many prescriptions drugs have dangerous side effects or potential hazards, so it's important for a patient to be aware of these before he or she decides whether to even take the drug. In a recent case of pharmaceutical litigation in another state, however, a family is suing for damages after a man's prescription medication resulted in numerous medical problems for his wife and children.

Toxic materials contained in common household products

With unintentional poisoning listed one of the leading causes of accidental injury in the U.S., Ohio families may want to familiarize themselves with some of the dangerous products that may be hiding in their homes. Most poisonings are preventable, but only if parents familiarize themselves with the toxic materials that sometimes lurk in common products. Some items may not carry adequate labels to warn of the hazardous chemicals contained within seemingly innocuous substances.

Despite regulations, asbestos-related cancer deaths still common

Findings from an analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control could prove worrying for residents of Ohio and others across the nation. The CDC found that each year thousands of people are still dying from mesothelioma, a type of cancer associated with asbestos inhalation. This despite the fact that the material has been under regulation for decades to try to curb the fatalities associated with exposure to the dangerous material.

Ohio car accidents caused by any number of factors

Car wrecks in Ohio can occur for any number of reasons. Drivers who are drunk and shouldn't be behind the wheel, drivers who are texting, drivers who simply aren't paying attention and get distracted: these are just some of the many causes or contributing factors in car accidents. Sometimes, though, a motor vehicle accident occurs for no other apparent reason than the other driver took an unnecessary risk that had dire consequences. This does not necessarily mean, though, that the victims should have to bear the burden of the resultant pain and medical costs.

Johnson & Johson faces pharmaceutical litigation

Yet again, the Johnson & Johnson company finds itself embroiled in a new slew of lawsuits on both state and federal levels. This latest round of pharmaceutical litigation involves a drug known as Xarelto, marketed as an alternative to the anticoagulant Coumadin. All of the suits against the company and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals involve severe internal bleeding – sometimes fatal – from patients who took the prescription medication. Residents of Ohio may want to familiarize themselves with the possible risks of taking this popular – but potentially deadly – medication.

Jury awards $5.8M in wrongful death asbestos exposure suit

Companies in Ohio and across the nation should be reasonably responsible for the safety of their employees. Sometimes, of course, a worker is injured or becomes ill due to a simple oversight or laxity on the part of an employer, and while this is still unacceptable, it is far less upsetting than cases of blatant disregard for employee well-being. A recent case of asbestos litigation in another state demonstrated just such an instance of disregard after a company letter surfaced that demonstrated both knowledge and indifference in regard to the link between asbestos exposure and the resultant increased risk of cancer to employees.

Car accidents involving alcohol often might have been avoidable

Sometimes, an accident is just that: an accident that may or may not have been avoidable. Car accidents are all the more difficult to prevent, though, when factors such as drunk driving come into play. Tragically, a recent two-vehicle crash in Ohio that appears to have involved alcohol resulted in the deaths of three people.

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