Archive | July, 2011

Finding Hidden Toxic Black Mold Without Damaging Walls, Ceilings and Floors

July 29, 2011

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A critical component to any effective mold investigation is an accurate assessment of moisture sources in the home.  However, traditional moisture meters rely on the use of either destructive, penetrating moisture meters that puncture holes into building finishes, or less accurate non-penetrating surface moisture meters.  Infrared thermal imaging (“IR”) provides an excellent alternative to traditional […]

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Can Grandparents Do Anything if One of Their Grandchildren is Being Abused or Neglected?

July 25, 2011

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A frequently asked question in the area of grandparent’s rights is: What can I do, as a grandparent, if one of my grandchildren has been alleged or adjudicated to be neglected or abused and is not in the custody of the parents? Unfortunately, Ohio does not have a law that gives grandparents specific rights to […]

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Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) Infecting Ohio Nursing Homes

July 21, 2011

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Clostridium Difficile, commonly known as “C. Diff,” is a type of infection that has been gaining a lot of attention in Ohio nursing homes.  This infection cause severe damage to a nursing home patient, and can even come about as the result of treating another disease. C. Diff is a bacterial infection that can cause […]

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How Pensions and 401K Plans Get Divided in an Ohio Divorce

July 20, 2011

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The pension and / or 401K is generally one of the largest assets subject to marital division in a divorce action. The Court generally orders a pension divided pursuant to a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). A pension through a public entity such as teachers, firemen and policemen are subject to a Division of Property […]

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Mahoning County Shared Parenting Case

July 20, 2011

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The Seventh District Court of Appeals has recently clarified an issue of shared parenting that came before it in the case Tara C. Kougher v. Charles E. Kougher, Jr. (Case No. 10 MA 54; 2011-Ohio-3411). This was a 2-1 decision. In the majority were judges Waite, who wrote the Opinion, and Vukovich. Judge DeGenaro filed […]

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Ohio Nursing Home Abuse Follow- Up to the Channel 3 Video

July 14, 2011

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The Ohio Attorney General is now looking into the allegations of abuse at the Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing Care which were reported on by Cleveland’s WKYC Channel 3 a few days ago and posted here on our blog. Two nurse’s aides have been fired and a third has been suspended in the incident, in […]

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News Coverage of Ohio Nursing Home Abuse

July 14, 2011

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The following is a link from a Channel 3 News report on nursing home abuse at an Ohio nursing home facility. It includes footage from a hidden camera that shows actual mistreatment of a nursing home resident. Please click on the link below to view this video: http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/195545/45/Investigator-Hidden-camera-catches-nursing-home-abuse To learn more about nursing home abuse, […]

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Grandparent Visitation Rights in Ohio

July 14, 2011

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If you have children who are going through a divorce, do you have visitation rights to see your grandchildren? Under most circumstances, yes you do under Ohio divorce law. In 1990, the Ohio legislature passed laws which guarantee grandparents certain visitation rights in the case of a divorce, or in cases where the parents never […]

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Must an Autopsy be Performed to Pursue a Death Claim in a Nursing Home Abuse Case?

July 8, 2011

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We are often asked whether it is absolutely necessary to have an autopsy performed in order to pursue an investigation into a wrongful death claim arising from a suspicious death in a nursing home. The simple answer to this question is no, it not absolutely necessary, but it can be of significant help in determining […]

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Northeast Ohio Family Law Attorneys Available to Represent Men and Women in Paternity Actions

July 7, 2011

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The northeast Ohio family law attorneys at Slater & Zurz are available to represent both men and women in paternity actions in the counties of Summit, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga, Columbiana, Geauga, Medina, Mahoning, Trumbull and Wayne. The lawyers at the firm have helped people with family law and domestic relations issues for more than 40 […]

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