Dangers of Fun in the Sun

The Dangers of Fun in the Sun  Spring is finally upon us- took long enough! Sunshine, cool drinks and days lounging about the pool are quickly approaching. Pools can be a place where many family memories are created but there are many safety precautions and requirements that need to be taken in order to keep […]

baseball risk

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Spring is here, summer is fast approaching, and soon enough there will be an endless amount of outdoor activities to occupy your time.  As we’ve written about before, these activities come along with safety risks.  Not only does participating in outdoor fun come along with risk, sometimes simply sitting back and being a spectator does […]

3D printing product liability

3D Printing Technology and Product Liability in Ohio

Recent decades have seen an explosion in new technologies that have the potential to upend long-standing features of modern society, and as to which the application of existing laws is unclear. One of those new technologies is 3D printing, which has the potential to change how products are manufactured and delivered to consumers. 3D printing […]

Wrongful Birth Claim Ohio

What are Prenatal Torts? Wrongful Pregnancy, Wrongful Birth, and Wrongful Life in Ohio

In early 2015, we compiled a list of some of the most common causes of medical malpractice claims. As you may recall, among those, we listed claims related to childbirth, including wrongful pregnancy and wrongful birth. We haven’t had much opportunity to explore those two types of malpractice — also called prenatal torts — before, […]

Topamax Lawsuit

Topamax and the Danger of Birth Defects

Topamax is an FDA-approved drug that controls epileptic seizures and helps prevent migraines. It also is used to control seizures of children over 2 years old who have Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that begins in early childhood. In 2012, the FDA also approved Topamax for use as a weight-loss drug to be […]

Lidoderm

Lidoderm: Uses, Risks and Litigation

Safe pain management has become a critical issue across the United States, and Ohio is no exception. In 2016, more than 4,000 Ohio residents died of accidental drug overdoses — a 32.8% increase over the previous year. The percentage of those unintentional overdose fatalities attributable to prescription opioids has decreased significantly since 2010, due in […]

Heart Catheter Recall

Heart Catheter Recall: Product to Insert Catheters May be Deadly

A medical device that helps people diagnose a heart condition is under recall. The Sterilmed Reprocessed Agilis Steerable Introducer Sheath recently was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class I recall, the most serious of recalls. Continuing to use this catheter may cause serious injuries or even death. More than […]

NuvaRing Lawsuit

NuvaRing: Uses, Risks and Litigation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly two-thirds of U.S. women aged 15-44 use contraception. That’s more than 37 million women across the country. Slightly older data puts the Ohio rate even higher, at 71.5%. Nationwide, 99% of women in that age group who have ever had sexual intercourse have used […]

Accutane Lawsuit

Accutane: What to Do if Injured by Isotretinoin

Accutane, or one of its generic forms, may be prescribed by physicians when all else fails to treat severe recalcitrant nodular acne. The drug is a form of Vitamin A, which may sound harmless. However, it carries some potentially severe side effects, including severe birth defects and suicidal depression. This has prompted the U.S. Food […]

Gun Liability Ohio

Can Gun Manufacturers or Sellers be Sued in Ohio?

In light of the tragic mass shootings in schools, nightclubs, and other places in recent years, many are wondering if gun manufacturers can be held responsible in any way, shape, or form in Ohio and across the country. Gun manufacturers and sellers are not immune from all types of lawsuits, but they do enjoy much […]