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May 2017 Archives

Skin-melting drug injuries shine light on dangers of lamotrigine

For the multitudes of Ohio residents who take prescription medications every day, a medication error may feel so unlikely that such a thought never even crosses their minds. A woman in another state, however, no longer has that luxury, as the drug injuries that resulted from a pharmaceutical error have left her with an incurable syndrome. The woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that she received the wrong dosage of a medication, with devastating and permanent consequences.

Gas station facing product liability suit over botulism in cheese

Consumers who stop at an Ohio gas station to grab nachos could be thinking about any number of things, like the hurry they're in or how hungry they are. One thing they are not likely considering, however, is their chance of contracting food poisoning from the snacks they purchase. In another state, a woman recently filed a product liability lawsuit after just such an occurrence.

Court declares 3 months of asbestos exposure grounds for trial

While Ohio has a significant amount of legal cases involving asbestos due in part to a heavy history of manufacturing within the state, they are by no means alone in this issue. A family in another state is fighting an ongoing court battle after a man died of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that the family complains he contracted after asbestos exposure. This particular case is even more complex than some, however, because the area where the man worked during the alleged exposure is different from the state in which he resided at the time.

Grounds for personal injury cases may exist after Ohio crash

Criminal law and civil law often involve very different types of cases. Criminal cases are often punishable by jail time and generally require a higher standard of proof, whereas civil cases frequently involve a judge deciding whether it's more likely than not that something occurred in a certain way. When cases involving automobile accidents are first tried in criminal court, however, this often indicates that there is enough evidence that grounds for a civil personal injury suit would exist as well.

Keurig facing product liability suit after $100,000 house fire

Many, if not most households across Ohio likely own a coffeemaker, as a common start to most mornings is waking up to make a nice, hot mug of coffee. This soothing ritual might be made far less enjoyable for many individuals with the knowledge that, in doing so, they could potentially be running the risk of injury from burns if their brewer was to catch on fire. In another state, this situation is exactly what a recent product liability lawsuit is alleging happened.

Monsanto facing lawsuit over toxic materials in Roundup

Roundup is a common herbicide used by consumers in Ohio and across the country. The active ingredient in this weed-killer is glyphosate, a chemical that Monsanto, the company who manufactures Roundup, has long touted as a technological breakthrough, alleging it kills essentially all weeds without harming the user or the environment. Unfortunately, a lawsuit filed last year claims that the opposite is true -- that the toxic materials contained within roundup led to the death of a 48-year-old man.

Automobile accidents involving trucks more likely to be fatal

A car crash, at best, is bound to ruin anyone's day. Even minor collisions often mean expensive repairs and sometimes result in pain and injury for those involved. Automobile accidents involving large trucks such as semis, however, generally tend to be more disastrous and have a higher likelihood of fatality, due in part to the size and weight of the trucks, though other factors come into play as well.

NAPA Auto Parts ordered to pay $81.5M after cancer death

Ohio has traditionally been one of the largest manufacturers of plastics, metal products, appliances and rubber in the country. Historically, the manufacturing processes for these materials tended to involve the use of asbestos for insulation, which in turn resulted in a disproportionately high incidence of mesothelioma and cancer deaths linked to asbestos exposure. Ohio is by no means alone regarding incidents of asbestos-related illness, however.

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