One common argument in products liability litigation is that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers of a product’s potential dangers. Even if the product’s design or manufacturing process was not flawed, it can still be considered legally “defective” if the manufacturer, seller or distributor fails to properly instruct or warn consumers how to use it safely.
The prospect of going to trial to defend oneself against medical malpractice allegations is unappealing, especially if the case ends with a cash settlement or verdict. But damage to your reputation and increased malpractice insurance premiums aside, perhaps the most serious consequences of a malpractice accusation against a doctor is the effect it can have on his or her medical license.
Attorneys for medical malpractice plaintiffs often try to throw as much as they can against the wall to see what sticks. To this end, they will sue as many parties as they can, and accuse them of as many things as they can think of.
We have spent a great deal of time talking about workers’ compensation fraud on this blog. And indeed, it is unfortunately true that there are some people in Ohio who try to defraud their employer and the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation by faking a workplace injury, or claiming that a non-work condition occurred on the job.