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April 2015 Archives

Protecting your nursing home from dubious malpractice claims

Owning and operating a nursing home in Ohio can be highly rewarding work, but there is no doubt that it can also be stressful and difficult. As the population continues to age, more and more families will turn to nursing homes and similar facilities to care for their elderly loved ones, either short-term or for the rest of their lives.

How your business may defend itself from a product liability suit

Someone who claims he or she was injured by a defective product is not limited to suing the product’s manufacturer. Besides the business that made the product, the wholesaler, retailer and assembler could all potential find themselves included in the lawsuit, because they were all part of the product’s “chain of distribution” until it reached the consumer.

Common successful defenses to a medical malpractice claim

A doctor who provided good-quality care for a patient who nevertheless suffered a negative outcome has several possible defenses, if that patient later accuses him or her of medical malpractice. These defenses give the doctor the chance to avoid an unjust verdict at trial.

Ohio woman collects $15K in fraudulent workers' compensation

The purpose of workers’ compensation benefits is to pay an injured worker’s medical bills and make for a portion of his or her lost wages while he or she is recovering. If a person is able to work after a workplace accident, he or she generally does not qualify for benefits.

Doctors often must defend themselves from fake malpractice claims

Despite the best efforts of a physician and other medical professionals, sometimes nothing can be done for a patient. Perhaps the patient’s condition was too advanced by the time they came in for treatment, or they have an illness for which there is no cure.