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Posted on: Jul 21, 2020

Nothing beats cooling off in a pool on a hot summer day, but be aware that owning a pool comes with important responsibilities. In Ohio, homeowners may be liable for injuries that occur on their property, including incidents in or around swimming pools. What’s more, under the “attractive nuisance doctrine,” pool owners may be held liable for injuries to a child who is hurt while trespassing on their property.

On behalf of Elk & Elk

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

Failing to diagnose a patient isn’t uncommon, but it often doesn’t have a fatal outcome. That’s why many people will never know that they were actually misdiagnosed. For instance, someone who has a cold but who is told they have a flu will still likely recover over time. The misdiagnosis isn’t likely to result in any harm coming to the patient.

On behalf of Leeseberg & Valentine

Posted on: Jul 7, 2020

Yes, you can use FMLA leave to take maternity leave for the birth of a child or the adoption/foster care placement of a child.  You are entitled to up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave if you are an “eligible employee.”  “Eligible employee” refers to your eligibility under the FMLA and your employer must employ 50 employees within a 75-mile radius in order for you to qualify for FMLA.  If you have worked for your employer of this size for 1 year or have worked 1,250 hours, you should be eligible for FMLA leave.

On behalf of The Friedmann Firm

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020

In a landmark ruling for LGBTQ rights in America, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects gay, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people in the workplace. The law specifically protects employees from job discrimination “on the basis of sex.” But many states and cities interpreted it to only apply to discrimination against women, not against LGBTQ employees.

On behalf of Tittle & Perlumeter

Posted on: Jun 16, 2020

Neurocognitive deficits caused by a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) remain one of the most challenging injuries to prove in personal injury litigation.  Often, mild TBIs are not diagnosed by emergency personnel, who are more focused on more obvious injuries.  Careless or unskilled PCPs may miss the diagnosis on follow up, particularly when the patient does not complain of a concurrent physical manifestation such as tinnitus, dizziness, loss of hearing or visual impairment.  In some cases, the injury victim’s lawyer is the first professional to suspect brain damage, which fact is used against the injured party.

On behalf of Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2020

If you drive a car as well as ride a motorcycle, you may wonder why some car drivers fail to see motorcyclists. When you drive your car, you notice motorcyclists all around you. Besides, most cars have built-in safety systems that beep whenever you get near to something. So why is it that car drivers cause so many motorcycle accidents?

On behalf of The Stuckey Firm, LLC

Posted on: Jun 2, 2020

Giving birth to a new child in Ohio is an exciting experience for most people. New parents often dream about what the future for their children might hold. However, discovering that a child suffered serious brachial plexus injuries during the birth process can be devastating. These types of injuries may have a permanent impact on the life of a child and may be caused by medical mistakes.

On behalf of Crandall & Pera Law, LLC

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Expectant mothers have a lot on their minds. A baby presents a world of possibilities for families, especially if this is a parent’s first child. Proper preparation will not only make it easier for parents to adjust to their new family dynamic but can improve the health of both the baby and the mother.

On behalf of The Lancione Law Firm

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Of the five men who died last fall, Ivan Aguirre was the oldest. He was 20. The other four were still in their teens: Antonio Tsialas was 18; Dylan Hernandez and Samuel Martinez were 19; Jack Schoenig was just 17. They all lost their lives trying to join a fraternity.

Over the past 15 years, 80 college students have died and thousands of others have suffered physical and emotional injuries from hazing. 

On behalf of Cooper Elliott

Posted on: May 12, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case of Diana Davis, as Administrator of the Estate of Jason Barry, et al. v. Montez D. Hollins, et al., 2019-0850. The issue in the case is whether a premises owner has a heightened duty to warn or protect business invitees based on the occurrence of previous violent crime on those premises.

On behalf of Marianna Brown Bettman


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