Do I Have a Case?
Do I Have a Case?
Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed "who's who" of the nation's top legal talent, has once again recognized Mr. Lowe for his work in personal injury and product liability litigation. This is the 23rd consecutive year that James has been ranked as one of the country's elite attorneys.
We have said it before: insurance companies too often care more about the bottom line than they do about injured negligence victims. Whether it is a cunning adjuster or a tricky policy provision, these companies do everything that they can to avoid paying out under the policies that they issue. To see this truth in action, we need only look at what happens in cases involving two or more auto insurance policies with mutually repugnant excess provisions.
In what seems like the year of automobile recalls, we can now add Jaguar Land Rover to the list of auto manufacturers who have issued major recalls in 2014 due to defects in their products.
Last week, bicycle manufacturer Dynacraft recalled its Avigo “Turn N’ Burn” model youth bicycles due to a dangerous product defect. Sold at Toys “R” Us, the recalled bicycle poses a risk of injury due to a front wheel that can detach from the bike frame while in use. The recalled bicycle is a 20 inch model, meaning that those at risk of injury are young children. A full description of the recalled bicycle is available on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.
Unfortunately, personal injuries related to mass-produced bicycles are more common than you may think. While there is a danger of defective manufacture or design with any bike, the relatively inexpensive models available at large retailers are often cheaply designed and manufactured. When businesses cut corners, though, it is innocent personal injury victims who suffer.
As Cleveland, Ohio medical malpractice lawyers, we regularly deal with expert witnesses. Whether consulting experts to testify on behalf of our clients or cross-examining experts paid to testify by the defendant, expert witnesses are an integral part of any medical malpractice claim. What many non-lawyers do not realize, though, is that expert testimony is not limited to medical malpractice cases. Testimony from expert witnesses may be useful or necessary in a wide variety of personal injury cases.
I’ll see you in court. It’s a phrase we have all heard, typically uttered in a movie or a television show by a vehement attorney or an angry client. But when a personal injury victim sustains an injury, is her claim really likely to proceed all the way to trial? Not according to the most recent Ohio court statistics.
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We recently discussed the heightened risk of appliance fires during the summer months due to increased use of air conditioning units. Hardly a week goes by where we do not read about an unfortunate victim of an appliance-related fire. As we explained in our previous entry, when a defective air conditioning unit or any other defective home appliance causes a fire and you or a loved one suffers property damage, personal injury, or death, you have the right to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the defective product.
Earlier this month, Ford Motor Company recalled over 100,000 vehicles due to various auto defects. The most prevalent defect in this recall, an improperly installed halfshaft (a wheel axle), has the potential to cause sudden, unpredictable vehicle movement while driving. The vehicles recalled due to the defective halfshaft are the 2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT, the 2012-2014 Ford Edge, and the 2014 Lincoln MKX SUV. Ford also issued recalls of the 2014 Ford Escape due to a defective glass roof, and the 2014 Ford Fiesta due to a faulty fuel tank.
In the past, we have routinely discussed medical malpractice involving a medical professional’s negligent treatment of a patient’s known disease or condition. But this is not the only situation in which hospitals and doctors provide negligent medical care to medical malpractice victims. As Ohio medical malpractice lawyers, we routinely represent clients who have suffered due to another shockingly frequent type of medical malpractice: failure to diagnose and/or misdiagnosis.
If you are like most people, you can probably recall a time when it felt like your or a loved one’s doctor was not giving you his full attention. As patients, we take great care to tell our doctors all of our pains and symptoms so that they can properly diagnose us, and yet these doctors are often too preoccupied to give our cases the attention they deserve. Unfortunately, this inattention to patients and details can lead to serious health problems and even death.