MANSFIELD’S INJURY LAWYER

Month: November 2018

Ohio city’s new distracted driving law will include holding a pet

Distracted driving is a danger to everyone on the roadways. A new law going into effect just before Christmas in Mantua, Ohio, will consider holding a pet while driving to constitute distracted driving. The law will also make holding a cellphone while driving a primary offense, which means that authorities can pull over and cite a driver for holding their cellphone while driving. Prior to this law, distracted driving was a secondary offense, meaning a motorist had to first be lawfully pulled over for another purpose. Authorities Mantua will begin citing drivers under the new law just prior...

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What is sepsis and why is it an emergency?

Many medical conditions can turn life-threatening if they aren't treated promptly. While many people might think of things like heart attacks and strokes when they hear this, there are others that can be just as serious. One condition that can turn fatal quickly is sepsis. Sepsis impacts more than 1.5 million Americans annually. Of those, at least 250,000 die. For this reason, doctors must be vigilant to check for this condition when patients may have it. What are the symptoms of sepsis? Sepsis causes a host of symptoms but not all patients will have every symptom. The six most common...

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Help for victims of dangerous or defective products

Consumers use many products in the course of their daily lives from their vehicle to the crib their child sleeps in every evening to the lawn mower they use to clip their grass and trim their lawn. This blog recently discussed some of the complexities of products liability law and provided answers to question that might come up when victims have been injured by a dangerous or defective product but it can also be helpful to understand what those circumstances may look like. During their everyday lives, consumers may not realize how many products they come into contact with or that they have a...

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Various damages may be sought in personal injury claims

Seeking compensation can be a critical component in helping injured victims in Ohio recover following an unexpected car accident or other traumatic incident caused by someone else's negligence. The damages victims can receive through a personal injury claim will depend on their unique situation and circumstances, but it can help to be familiar with some general types of damages that may be available to injured victims. Personal injury damages can include medical expenses, including those for future medical care costs providing that they can be estimated with some certainty. Compensation for...

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What is products liability?

Products liability is an area of the law that can be complicated but is extremely important for victims of a defective or dangerous product or drug to understand. Unfortunately, thousands of victims are injured each year by dangerous and defective products and drugs which is why victims should be familiar with how products liability laws can protect them. Consumers have the right to be safe when using everyday products. Products liability law holds manufacturers, sellers and others, in some circumstances, liable for the harm the dangerous or defective product they placed in the hands of...

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Legal protections for victims of a failure to diagnose

Distracted driving is a serious concern on roadways throughout Ohio. A new distracted driving law recently went into effect that expanded the definition of distracted driving. The law includes a variety of activities, in addition to using a cell phone while driving or texting while driving, in its definition of distracted driving. The new definition includes activities while driving that are not necessary to the activity of driving that can impair, or be reasonably expected to impair, the driver's ability to drive safely while engaged in them. According to the new law, eating while driving...

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Legal protections for victims of a failure to diagnose

The consequences of a failure to diagnose or an incorrect diagnosis can be devastating for victims and their families. Victims of a failure to diagnose can suffer delayed treatment as a result or may receive the incorrect treatment or no treatment at all because of a delayed or erroneous diagnosis. When a failure to diagnose has resulted in a worsened condition, legal resources are available to help victims. A legal claim for medical malpractice may be able to help victims and their families with the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered because of a failure to...

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