Month: May 2019

What are manufacturer duties to warn?

When a dangerous or defective product poses a harm to consumers, manufacturers of the dangerous or defective products may have duties to warn and other types of liability. Products liability law provides important protections for injured consumers who have suffered harm because of a dangerous or defective product. In general, manufacturers must include certain information in warning labels. Manufacturers must warn consumers of hidden dangers of the product and must also instruct users so that they can use the product in a manner that avoids any dangers and allows for product safety. Warnings...

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What to do after suffering medical malpractice

Victims of medical malpractice and their families may wonder what to do after suffering medical malpractice. It is important for them to understand the steps to take and the legal protections available to them. When a victim has suffered harm or an injury as a result of medical care or treatment they received or because of a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failed diagnosis, it is important they are familiar with he ways they are protected through a medical malpractice claim for damages. It can be helpful, in some instances, for the victim to contact the doctor or medical care...

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Tragic car accident in Ohio

Legal protections help victims in the difficult period following a car accident. In an Ohio community south of the Mansfield and Sandusky, OH area, a car accident recently claimed the life of an infant and injured multiple other victims. According to authorities, the fatal car accident occurred when a pickup failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a minivan. As a result, the minivan left the roadway, rolled over and ejected some of the passengers it was carrying. An infant was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. In addition, the 34-year old driver of the minivan suffered...

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Help for victims of dangerous or defective products

Harm from defective or dangerous products can be serious for injured victims. A variety of parties may be liable for the harm dangerous or defective products cause victims through products liability law and a personal injury claim for damages based on products liability. Parties that may be liable for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered by victims can include manufacturers of defective products, as well as wholesalers, retailers and some others in the chain of distribution. These parties may be liable for the victim's medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering...

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Teenage cellphone addiction and distracted driving

Do distracted driving laws curb cellphone use behind the wheel and lower the amount of accidents that happen every year? They can help, that much is true. However, drunk driving also causes a lot of accidents, and it's always been illegal. Perhaps we would see more DUI crashes without these laws, but the laws themselves have not fully put an end to the issue. Why is this? One potential reason may be the same in both cases: addiction. When people suffer from addiction, they will break laws, take risks and put people in danger at the whims of that addiction. We know this happens with those who...

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Legal protections as motorcycle season revs up in Ohio

As the weather improves, a greater number of motorcycle riders hit the road in Ohio, which is why it is important to remember to remain safe on the roadways. In addition, it is important for motorcycle riders to be familiar with the legal options that can protect them if they are harmed in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries to victims, which is why personal injury legal resources are available to help assist them with their damages. When an negligent driver such as an inattentive driver, distracted driver or impaired driver harms a motorcycle...

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