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How products liability law works and protects victims

Being injured by a product that a consumer reasonably thinks is safe is a difficult position to be in. Dangerous and defective products can cause serious injuries and harm to victims and those who have manufactured, distributed or sold dangerous or defective products may be liable to compensate victims for their injuries.

It is important for victims of dangerous or defective products to be familiar with products liability law that can provide protections for victims including for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. When a victim has been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, they may be able to bring a personal injury claim for damages for compensation of their physical, financial and emotional harm.

Car accidents, personal injury claims, and proving negligence

Car accidents may be an everyday fact of life, but they can have a significant negative impact on car accident victims and their families. As a result, it is necessary for car accident victims to be familiar with their legal rights and protections when harmed so that they can take the steps necessary to find accountability and recover compensation for damages imposed upon them.

Millions of car accidents occur each year, which means that a significant portion of the population is left injured in these wrecks. When another driver's negligence has caused an injurious or fatal car accident, then they may be held liable to compensate the victim for the damages they have caused. Damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. All of these damages may be recoverable following a motor vehicle accident if a victim can succeed on a personal injury lawsuit.

Why is cancer sometimes not diagnosed properly?

Finding out that you have cancer is a shock that can be difficult to deal with. Some patients wonder how their treatment options might have differed if they had found out earlier about their illness. In some cases, things might have been very different if the cancer was diagnosed earlier because it might not have spread and worsened.

There is a fine line that comes into the picture with cases like this. If the delay in diagnosis was because you weren't showing any signs of the condition, there likely isn't anything you can do. If the delay was because your doctor didn't go through proper diagnostic steps and missed the diagnosis, you might have legal recourse.

Legal protections for victims of dangerous or defective products

Products liability protections help keep the public safe and hold all the parties in the chain of distribution liable for any harm caused by a dangerous or defective product. Liability can extend to a manufacturer, the wholesaler, the distributor, or the retail store involved in this chain. Products liability law is designed to ensure the public is kept safe from dangerous and defective products.

Users of everyday products have a reasonable expectation that they will be safe when using those products. When that expectation has been violated, and victims have suffered harm, victims may be able to bring a products liability claim for damages. There are different types of product liability claims, including strict liability claims, negligence, and breach of warranty of fitness for the use the product is intended for.

Medical malpractice claim brought in Ohio after man's death

The failure to provide proper medical care can have devastating consequences for victims and their families, including death. In an Ohio community south of the Mansfield area, a family recently brought a wrongful death lawsuit following the loss of their loved one due to alleged negligent medical care in a nursing home. The claim asserts that the victim died of septic shock as a result of patient neglect.

According to the lawsuit, the victim developed a massive bedsore as a result of the patient neglect he suffered. A total of three nurses from the nursing home are facing criminal charges related to accusations of patient neglect and failing to timely obtain medical treatment for the victim. Family members commented that they trusted their loved one was being properly cared for. The lawsuit brought by the family asserts medical malpractice, wrongful death and violations of other laws.

Answering questions about medical malpractice

Victims of medical malpractice should have all their questions answered if they have been harmed by a negligent doctor or other medical care provider. A medical malpractice claim can help victims with damages they have suffered when receiving medical care and treatment.

If a medical professional provides medical care below the standard of care expected for the medical profession, they may be liable for the damages suffered by the victim. Victims may suffer physical, financial and emotional damages because of medical negligence. Medical malpractice can occur in situations when there has been a delayed or erroneous diagnosis; there has been a surgical error; or there has been a medication error; as well as in some other circumstances.

Help for car accident victims hurt by distracted drivers

A great number of car accidents are being caused by distracted drivers in Ohio and elsewhere. Victims of distracted drivers can be left with serious injuries and harm and need help with medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages and more.

Legal protections can help when victims of motor vehicle accidents are left with unexpected injuries, medical bills and the stress and emotional harm. Texting while driving is illegal in Ohio and may be used as evidence of negligence. It is a secondary offense for adults, which means distracted drivers can only be cited if they are pulled over for another violation. If this deterrent does not work, distracted drivers may still be liable to victims for the harm they have caused.

Help for victims of prescription drug errors

There are different ways that the trust of hospital and medical patients may be violated by medical errors. Medical errors can result in devastating impacts for victims which is why victims and their families have to be familiar with medical malpractice legal resources available to help with the harm they have suffered. Medical malpractice refers to a broad category of medical negligence that may result in harm.

Medical negligence can include prescription drug errors which can seriously harm victims. Medication errors can cause prescription drugs that would normally be safe to be unsafe and result in serious harm to victims. Different medical professionals may be held liable for the harm resulting from prescription drug errors. Medical professionals including the prescribing physician; pharmacy staff; and nurses or other hospital staff administering medication may all be liable for a prescription drug error depending on the circumstances.

Who is responsible for a product-related injury?

If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you may wonder who is responsible for the harm you have suffered and who may be responsible to compensate you for your injuries and the damages you may suffer as a result such as medical expense, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Victims of dangerous or defective products may receive help with the damages they have suffered from a variety of different parties that may be liable for the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffer. Products liability law may hold a variety of parties responsible for the harm suffered by victims as a result of a hazardous product and all may be, depending on the circumstances, liable to compensate the victim for their damages.

Important things to know about medical malpractice

Medical malpractice can be costly physically, financially and emotionally which is why important legal protections exist for victims of medical malpractice. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported in 2013 that medical malpractice was the third leading cause of death for Americans.

To understand medical malpractice and what it is, it is important to note that it refers to medical negligence. Medical negligence occurs when a medical care professional deviates from the standard of care when providing medical care and treatment. The standard of care is defined by what a reasonably prudent medical care provider would have done in the same or similar circumstances. When the negligence of a medical care provider causes the victim injury or harm, they may be liable for medical malpractice.

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